Maintain Your CFS

Maintaining your CFS demonstrates continuous learning and competency in the evolving field of food science. CFS certificants are required to complete 75 contact hours (CH) every five (5) years.  View the video to learn more about accepted maintenance activities.

CFS renewal fee
The CFS renewal fee helps support the costs associated with maintaining and developing a world-class certification program.

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 and subject to change. These fees are non-refundable. In the event that your CFS renewal is declined, you will be refunded your renewal fee minus a $150 non-refundable processing fee. 

For the complete renewal policy, and to begin tracking your professional development activities, please click the button below:

CFS Renewal Policy and Tracking Form (Word)


Wondering if your contact hours activities are eligible for CFS renewal?

CFS Contact Hour Eligibility Tool