CFS Preparatory Course

The Certified Food Scientist (CFS) Preparatory Course is an optional course for those interested in obtaining their Certified Food Scientist credential. The course will be valuable for those interested in brushing up on their applied scientific knowledge in a group setting. 


The course offers participants access to expert instructors and practice exam questions, covering those content areas found on the CFS exam:

  • Food Chemistry and Food Analysis
  • Food Engineering
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Safety
  • Product Development
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control
  • Regulatory
  • Sensory Evaluation and Consumer Testing

Future Dates and Locations

March 25-26, 2015 
Garden Grove, CA USA

July 10-11, 2015 (Pre-Meeting Prep Course) 
Chicago, IL USA

Other Licensed Providers

NSF-GFTC has been officially licensed to offer the CFS Prep Course at their facility in Guelph, Canada. For more information about their course offerings and dates, please visit their website.


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As an employer looking for people ... CFS is a great opportunity to say that from an independent source these people have the capabilities to meet my needs and will be able to perform in that position.

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Associate Director, RD&Q Intellectual Property Strategy and Global Training Mondelēz International
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