The Certified Food Scientist (CFS) Credential

Make an impact on your career with CFS
As a food scientist, you know the important role you play in bringing the world its food supply. To meet increasing global demand, you must be up-to-date on scientific and technological advancements and possess the knowledge and skills needed to deliver safe, quality food to consumers.

Now there is the Certified Food Scientist (CFS) program—a first-of-its-kind certification for food professionals worldwide— that recognizes the applied scientific knowledge and skills of food scientists. The CFS is designed to meet the International Standards Organization (ISO) 17024 standard for personnel certification programmes.

Regardless of your career stage, obtaining the CFS allows you to make an impact on your career by demonstrating your expertise and commitment to the food science profession.

Who is currently a Certified Food Scientist?
There are over 1,500 Certified Food Scientists from 54 counties across the world.  These credential holders play important roles in food science, from industry vice presidents and c-level executives, university deans, government officials, expert consultants, to everything in between.  Certified Food Scientists are employed at all 18 of the 2013 Fortune 500 Beverage and Food Consumer Goods companies, as well as many other leading organizations in the profession.

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Ready take the first step in becoming a Certified Food Scientist? 
Complete the CFS application today.
The next testing window is May 5-May 27, 2014.  Make an impact on your career by applying today.

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Linda Perucca, CFS

Linda Perucca, CFS
Associate Director, RD&Q Intellectual Property Strategy and Global Training
ondelēz International


“As an employer looking for people from time to time, I think the 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. It’s a great way to help screen employees to see if they actually have that strong science background to be able to help deliver in the position I’m looking to fill.”

Carlos Enrique Godoy, CFS

Carlos Enrique Godoy, CFS
Research & Development Director


“In one word—credibility. It’s guaranteed that CFS-certified professionals are up-to-date, and are committed to research, quality, standards, laws, nutrition, food trends, and most importantly—continuing education. It’s doesn’t matter where you live, food quality has to be a common language. The commitment and the passion to process—and to give our customers the very best—requires that we are certified.”
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 CFS Prep Course
This optional course is a great way to brush up on applied scientific knowledge in each content area on the CFS Exam.

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