CFS Preparatory Course

The Certified Food Scientist (CFS) Preparatory Course is an optional course for those interested in obtaining their Certified Food Scientist credential. The course will be valuable for those interested in brushing up on their applied scientific knowledge in a group setting. The course offers participants access to expert instructors and practice exam questions, covering those content areas found on the CFS exam:

  • Food Chemistry and Food Analysis
  • Food Engineering
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Safety
  • Product Development
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control
  • Regulatory
  • Sensory Evaluation and Consumer Testing

Next Course Dates

March 18-19, 2014
The Westin Chicago River North
Chicago, IL, USA

This CFS Prep Course will be offered through 2 full days of face-to-face instruction, with no online or webinar components.


Before February 28
Members = $675    |    Non-members = $775

After February 28
Members = $775    |   Non-members = $875

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Future Dates & Locations

June 20-21, 2014
New Orleans, LA, USA

This cohort of IFT's Certified Food Scientist (CFS) Preparatory Course will include 1 ½ days of face-to-face instruction, followed by a series of 5 weekly webcasts and check-in calls with course faculty and participants. In addition, participants will have access to an online community and to practice exams that will include questions covering all content areas found on the CFS exam.

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Linda Perucca

As an employer looking for people ... CFS is a great opportunity to say that from an independent source these people have the capabilities to meet my needs and will be able to perform in that position.

Linda Perucca, CFS
Associate Director, RD&Q Intellectual Property Strategy and Global Training Mondelēz International
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