Application & Testing
What are the CFS exam fees?
CFS Application Fee: IFT Member: $550 | Non-Member: $750
Exam Retest Fee: IFT Member: $200 | Non-Member: $300
Recertification Fee*: IFT Member: $300 | Non-Member: $425
*Recertification 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
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 15 - March 5, 2016
Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2016
May 4, 2016 – May 28, 2016
Deadline to Apply: April 20, 2016
August 11, 2016 – August 29, 2016
Deadline to Apply: July 28, 2016
October 17, 2016 – November 12, 2016
Deadline to Apply: October 3, 2016