Certified Food Scientist (CFS)

A key ingredient to success.

With more than 1,900 Certified Food Scientists in 55 countries, 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. 


Benefits for Candidates

  • Showcase your applied knowledge and skills
  • Differentiate yourself from other employees/job candidates
  • Demonstrate your commitment to lifelong learning through renewal on this page


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Benefits for Employers

  • Position yourself as a champion for the important role food science plays in business operations
  • Leverage the CFS as an employee recruitment and retention tool
  • Incorporate CFS as a step in technical ladders

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Benefits of Certification

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