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Fast-track your career with CFS

Obtaining the CFS credential is more than passing an exam—it is a demonstration of your professional commitment to lifelong learning and excelling as a food professional. Attaining the CFS demonstrates to your employer a clear understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of food science and the real-world skills needed for a successful career.



The CFS credential:

Upgrades Your Global Marketability
By joining the 1,700+ Certified Food Scientists in 55 countries, the CFS credential helps current and future employers around the world quickly identify you as knowledgeable professional.

Indicates Your Commitment to Learning
It shows that you are staying current on the latest advancements of food science.
Inspires Professional Pride and Confidence.
CFS enhances your academic and work background by formally recognizing your valuable professional contributions.

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