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
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Next Course Dates and Location

September 15-16, 2014
Hilton Newark Penn Station 
Newark, NJ USA
This cohort of IFT's Certified Food Scientist (CFS) Preparatory Course will include 2 days of face-to-face instruction. In addition, participants will have access to an online community and to practice exams that will include questions covering all content areas found on the CFS exam. Registration includes a course binder, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, and lunch on both days. 

Registration Rates and Policies

By September 2, 2014: Member Rate: $675, Non-member Rate: $775
After September 2, 2014: Member Rate: $775, Non-member Rate: $885

Cancellation Policy
You will receive a full refund, less $100 per event, if you cancel your registration(s) on or before September 2nd, 2014 by contacting  or 312.604.0238. No refunds after that date.

Substitution Policy
If you registered for the conference/course but are unable to attend, please contact or 312.604.0238 with the name and contact information of your replacement. 

Event Cancellation
In the event of conference/course cancellation, IFT is not responsible for attendee reimbursement of travel, lodging, or any other costs associated with this conference/course beyond refunding the full registration fee.

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Future Dates and Locations

February 2015
California USA (Tentative)

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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