Learn Online Gain insights on the latest trends, research, regulations, and ways that food science professionals are solving today’s food challenges with IFT’s online learning products.  They help synthesize the wealth of information on important topics, highlighting what you need to know for your career, or helping satisfy your curiosity about the many areas of food science. Choose from live webcasts, on-demand webcasts, online courses, and more.

Live Webcasts

IFT offers live webcasts throughout the year, with subject matter experts speaking on a variety of topics including emerging trends and technologies, fundamental sciences, food laws and regulations, and more. All webcasts are free for IFT Premier and student members.

On-Demand Webcasts

IFT’s catalog of over 80 on-demand webcasts offers bite-size learning opportunities to stay caught up on the latest research, emerging science, food traceability, and more. These webcasts allow you to explore topics related to your career and also those of interest to you personally. All webcasts are free for IFT Premier and student members.

Three of the most popular recent webcasts include:

CFS Prep Materials

Considering becoming a Certified Food Scientist to showcase your broad knowledge, experience, and commitment to professional development? Check out the CFS Prep Course and the CFS Practice test- two tools designed to help candidates prepare for the CFS exam. For more information on the CFS credential, click here.

Online Courses

IFT offers 10 online courses, each providing practical, relevant knowledge that can be applied in the workplace, helping to add to your skill set and develop your career. These courses can be completed on your own time, and at your own pace. IFT members receive a significant discount on all online courses.

Three of our most popular courses include:

Continuing Education Credit

IFT’s food science-related webcasts and online courses qualify for Certified Food Scientist (CFS) renewal contact hours (CH). CFS Certificants may claim 1 CH per hour of food science content. For more information on CFS renewal requirements, visit http://www.ift.org/certification/maintain-your-cfs.aspx

IFT is a continuing professional education provider (IN141) with the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics’ (AND) Commission on Dietetic Registration. Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians may claim  1 CPE per hour of learning.

Short Course, Online Course and Webcast Proposal Form

Have an idea for an educational program, including webcasts, podcasts, short courses, or online courses? Complete this form and submit it to the appropriate listed individual within the form. We accept proposals on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Dairy Course

CFS - Renew