Certified Food Scientist (CFS)

Make an impact on your career with CFS
The global food system continues to evolve into a system of immense size and complexity. Food science and technology professionals must be up to date on the latest developments in food science to address global food and consumer needs.  The Certified Food Scientist (CFS) credential is the only global certification for food science professionals. Unlike any other certification, the CFS designation recognizes the applied scientific knowledge and skills of global food professionals and provides a universal way to identify, cultivate, and retain top talent.    

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Eligibility

CFS Application


Who is currently a Certified Food Scientist?
There are over 1,500 Certified Food Scientists from 54 counties across the world.

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Linda Perucca, CFS

Linda Perucca, CFS
Associate Director, RD&Q Intellectual Property Strategy and Global Training
M
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
Alcsa
Guatemala

 

“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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Candidate Handbook

Get all your CFS questions answered through this handy, one-stop resource.

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