Application & Testing

Application

 



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: cifst@cifst.ca or visit http://www.cifst.ca/default.asp?ID=1330

AIFST: bronwyn@aifst.com.au 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..

Guy A. Crosby, Ph.D., CFS
Author of the Book, The Science of Good Cooking
Guy A. Crosby, Ph.D., CFS

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