About IFT Short Courses IFT organizes, co-sponsors and hosts short courses in its effort to provide the food community an opportunity to learn and exchange ideas.

IFT organizes, co-sponsors and hosts a variety of in-person short courses as part of our mission to provide the food science community an opportunity to learn and exchange ideas. These courses are team-taught by leaders and experts in the field of food science, technology, and related disciplines. Check back here frequently for course updates and registration information.

Upcoming Short Courses

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Practical HACCP for Food Processors
December 12-13, 2018
This 2-day course is accredited by the International HACCP Alliance and teaches attendees how to develop, implement and manage HACCP plans.
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Food Science for the Non Food Scientist
January 16-17, 2019
One of IFT’s most popular courses will help you better understand and communicate with your technical teams and customers.  Learn the basic principles of food science and equip yourself with an enhanced understanding of the role of food science in the development of food products. Gain a better understanding of the importance of food safety, basic regulatory issues and food science trends.
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Certified Food Scientist (CFS) Preparatory Course
March 20-21, 2019
An optional review course for those pursuing the CFS credential. This course reviews the 8 content areas covered on the CFS exam, and provides access to practice questions and an interactive online community.
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Food Laws & Regulations
March 27-28, 2019
This course will introduce you to the essential road map of the food regulatory landscape. Participate in hands-on activity-based learning exercises that will help you identify and familiarize yourself with the key resources that relate to you and your work. Course content will cover a variety of food types relevant to many job types and levels within the industry.
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Continuing Education Credit

IFT’s food science-related short courses qualify for Certified Food Scientist (CFS) renewal contact hours (CH). Exact hours per course vary. More information will be provided at time of registration. 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. Each short course registrant will be provided with a certificate of completion at the end of the course with full continuing education credit information included.

Short Course, Online Course and Webcast Proposal Form

Have an idea for an educational program at IFT? Complete this form and send to aschultz@ift.org (short courses) or eoconnell@ift.org (webcasts and online courses). We accept proposals on a rolling basis throughout the year.
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