Application & Fees
What are the CFS exam fees?
CFS Application Fee: IFT Member: $550 | Non-Member: $750
Exam Retest Fee: IFT Member: $200 | Non-Member: $300
Renewal Fee*: IFT Member: $300 | Non-Member: $425
*Renewal cycle occurs 5 years from the date of certification.
All fees are listed in U.S. dollars. These fees are non-refundable. In the event that your CFS application is declined, you will be refunded your application fee minus a $150 non-refundable processing fee.
Pricing for members of CIFST and AIFST
Through a special arrangement, members of the Canadian Institute of Food Science & Technology (CIFST) and the Australian Institute of Food Science & Technology (AIFST) are eligible to apply for the CFS exam at the IFT member rate. To take advantage of this preferential pricing, please use the following contacts:
CIFST: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.cifst.ca/default.asp?ID=1330
AIFST: email@example.com or visit http://www.aifst.asn.au/certified-food-scientist-cfs-certification.htm
Not only does your CFS credential make it is easier to secure a job, once you have your credential, you become a part of a large community that spans around the world.
Upcoming CFS Exams
May 1, 2017 – May 26, 2017
Deadline to Apply: April 24, 2017
August 10, 2017 – August 27, 2017
Deadline to Apply: July 20, 2017
October 16, 2017 – November 10, 2017
Deadline to Apply: September 25, 2017