Renew Your CFS

Log into the CFS Renewal Portal to update your contact hours and submit your application for renewal.

CFS Renewal Portal


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.

Regular renewal fee: IFT Member: $300 | Non-Member: $425

All fees are listed in U.S. dollars and subject to change. These fees are non-refundable.

For the complete renewal policy, please click the button below. The document contains a worksheet to help you track your professional development activities. All contact hour information will need to be entered in the CFS Renewal Portal.

CFS Renewal Policy and Tracking Form (Word)


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

CFS Contact Hour Eligibility Tool


Renew your CFS