IFT Certified Food Scientist

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.

Past events that qualified for CFS
CSIFT Events Qualify for IFT Certified Food Scientist (CFS) Recertification Contact Hours (CH)
IFT Certified Food Scientist Contact Hours

For more information about the IFT Certified Food Scientist Certification visit their website

Professional Development Events

October 16, 2018 Technical Breakfast
Breakfast with Imbibe: Experts Weigh In On Sugar Reduction
May 24, 2019 Technical Breakfast
Repurposing Waste Streams into Sustainable Food Ingredients
Membership Events

October 11, 2018 Membership Event
Let There Be Chocolate!
February 27, 2019 Membership Event
Fibre for Life and Sushi Workshop
Dinner Meetings

September 10, 2018 Dinner Meeting
Panel: The Path to Supply Chain Risk Management
December 10, 2018 Dinner Meeting
Panel: Food Packaging and Labeling: Crucial, Controversial, and Changing
January 14, 2019 Dinner Meeting
Tales From The Trenches- Filth and Adulteration in the Food Supply and How to Prevent it
February 11, 2019 Dinner Meeting
Plant Based Protein from Grains, Seeds, and Pulses: Trends and Applications
March 11, 2019 Dinner Meeting
Cross functional ways of working/communication methods, adapting to change, taking direction, workplace trends, etc.
April 8, 2019 Dinner Meeting
How to Use Strategic Thinking to Navigate 2019 Consumer, Beverage, Food & Flavor Trends
When can I take the CFS exam?

The CFS exam is offered several times a year. The next exam testing cycles are:

May 1 – 25, 2019
Deadline to Apply: April 17, 2019

August 8 – 26, 2019
Deadline to Apply: July 25, 2019

>Click here to apply

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/


New Professionals

Company Page

Group page

We use cookies and we also use Google Analytics. By continuing to use this site you consent to the use of cookies. You can view more info about this and personal data on our Privacy Policy page.