Regardless of your background, the global consistency of knowledge and skills germane to the role of food scientists will help prepare you for job mobility, advancement and preparedness for working in an increasingly global environment.
- It’s a career advantage.
As you explore new job opportunities during the course of your career, your CFS designation will help prospective employers around the world more readily identify you as a knowledgeable professional who can meet their hiring needs and make an important contribution to their organizations. In a competitive job market, becoming a CFS gives you an edge.
- It demonstrates applied knowledge.
By assessing your practical knowledge and the real-world abilities necessary in the food science profession, the CFS shows that you have the applied skills and knowledge to excel at your job, whether your degree or experience is in food science or in a related science.
- It indicates a commitment to lifelong learning.
Staying current on the latest food science developments helps both you and the field evolve. The CFS complements both academic learning and work experience by making continuing education a priority, demonstrating to your employer that you are committed to your profession and to career evolution.
- It’s relevant at virtually any stage of your career.
If you are a new professional, the CFS will be a critical step to: establish a career in food science, take the next step in your professional development, and help you become more marketable in your career by differentiating yourself among your peers. The CFS allows you to build your academic accomplishments that demonstrate competency learned on the job. It also signifies to your employer you are committed to lifelong learning that will help enhance your contributions to your organization.
If you are a seasoned professional, the CFS will complement your work experience and academic accomplishments. It is a way for you to stand out as a professional committed to lifelong learning and to be recognized for the valuable contributions you make to today’s sustainable food solutions
If you are a professional without a food science educational background, the CFS credential provides the perfect complement to your work experience and helps differentiate you from other job candidates. Attaining the CFS demonstrates to your employer a clear understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of food science and the real-world skills needed in today’s food science profession.
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