Fast-track your career with CFS...As a Chicago Section IFT member, obtaining the CFS credential is a great way for you to demonstrate your professional commitment to lifelong learning and excellence as a food professional. If you’re a current food industry professional with a either a food science or a basic science degree, the CFS credential provides the perfect complement to your work experience and helps differentiate you from other job candidates. Attaining the CFS demonstrates to your employer a clear understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of food science and the real-world skills needed for a successful career.
Qualify for 1.5 contact hours (CH) for each dinner meeting you attend and for 2 contact hours (CH) for each technical session you attend. Below are the upcoming events for contact hours.
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The CFS exam is offered several times a year. The next exam testing cycles are:
February 12 – March 3, 2018
Deadline to Apply: January 22, 2018
May 1 – 26, 2018
Deadline to Apply: April 10, 2018
August 9 – 27, 2018
Deadline to Apply: July 26, 2018
The CFS examination is a computer-based exam offered at 5,000 Pearson VUE testing centers worldwide. To take an online tour of a Pearson Professional Center (PPC), please visit http://www.pearsonvue.com/ppc/