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: or visit

AIFST: or visit

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.

Dr. Hector A Iglesias CFS
Consultant, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dr. Hector A Iglesias CFS

Upcoming CFS Exams

February 12 – March 3, 2018
Deadline to Apply: January 22, 2018

May 1 – 26, 2018
Deadline to Apply: April 10, 2018

August 9 – 27, 2018
Deadline to Apply: July 26, 2018