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: email@example.com or visit http://www.cifst.ca/default.asp?ID=1330
AIFST: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.aifst.asn.au/certified-food-scientist-cfs-certification.htm
I strongly urge other scientists who work in academia, the government, or for the food industry, to apply for the CFS certificate as an indication of your skill and knowledge of food science..
Upcoming CFS Exams
February 13, 2017 – March 3, 2017
Deadline to Apply: January 23, 2017
May 1, 2017 – May 26, 2017
Deadline to Apply: April 10, 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