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Online Courses

With IFT online courses, you’ll gain practical, relevant knowledge with a minimal investment of your time. Our course offerings range from introductory and advanced courses on food science to professional development training.


Whether you are the head of your business unit, or just beginning your career, IFT offers convenient, relevant learning on a wide range of food science and technology topics. Choose from Live or On Demand offerings.  Discounts available when you register for three or more on-demand webcasts at one time.

Continuing Education Credit

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

To request a certificate for webcasts, please contact IFT_registration@ift.org.

Online Course Certificates

Upon completion of any online course, learners will be able to view and print personalized certificates of completion within the online course learning management system.

Call for Proposals
IFT webcasts provide condensed, specific and applicable information on topics affecting the food industry. These IFT webcasts last only 90 minutes and are delivered live to attendees for interaction with course faculty and recorded for “on-demand” viewing at a later date. Have an idea for a Webcast? Complete the Webcast Proposal Form and e-mail it to IFT_knowledge@ift.org.

Helpful Resources
How to write effective learning objectives (pdf)
Clearly communicate what you want the audience to learn! Learning objectives prepare learners for new skills they will obtain and be able to perform at the end of the educational activity.

Learning level definitions (pdf)
Make sure the content in your program appropriately matches the learning level intended for the audience. Learners use this information to decide which programs best suit their educational needs.


Please contact IFT_knowledge@ift.org if you have questions regarding online courses or webcasts.

15% Discount for IFT Members

Food Safety Culture Online Course

UL Enterprise LogoIFT has collaborated with UL Knowledge Services to offer the following self-paced food safety online course to IFT members at a 15% discount. The course is designed to help professionals institute food safety cultures within their organizations to ensure food products are safe and compliant with regulatory requirements.

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