CFS Share Your Accomplishment

Share Your CFS Accomplishments

Earning the CFS credential is an important personal and professional achievement that also has the potential to help raise the visibility and global recognition of our profession.

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Food Scientists (CFS)

Obtaining the Certified Food Scientist (CFS) credential is is a demonstration and professional commitment to lifelong learning and excelling as a food professional. Attaining the CFS demonstrates a clear understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of food science and the real-world skills needed for a successful career. IFT is proud to share the CFS recipient's list.

Certified Food Scientists

As a new CFS, you have a unique opportunity to share this important achievement with others, and in doing so, increase their awareness of both the importance and the value of the credential and the profession you serve.

Add CFS to Your Signature

In your e-mail signature, business cards, letters, résumé, and documents, anywhere your name appears, be sure to add CFS after your academic credentials (i.e. PhD, CFS).

Feel free to use the CFS logo when you do. Click on the images below to download full size logos. Once you click on the image below, the image will open in a separate window or tab in your browser. Right-click on the image and select 'Save picture as.' Save the image to your desktop as a JPG file format.

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*Please reference the logo usage policy prior to usage.

Claim your CFS Digital Badge

After earning your CFS, you should have received an email with instructions on how to add the CFS digital badge to your LinkedIn profile, email signature, and other platforms. Your CFS digital badge contains secure individual information and digital restrictions that allow potential employers and colleagues to immediately verify your CFS certification when viewed. And, digital restrictions make it nearly impossible for your digital badge to be copied or used by someone other than you.

E-mail Your Human Resources and Communications Team

Reach out to colleagues in your human resources and communications departments. There may be opportunities to share your having earned the CFS through your company newsletter, at staff meetings, or through the website or intranet. Whether in a corporate, university, or government setting, HR professionals are looking for internal staff news and ways to recognize their achievement and commitment. If you have an internal communications contact who we may reach to help them draft messages to announce your accomplishment for your company newsletter, website, press release, social media posts, etc., please let us know and we would be more than happy to work with them directly on any communications about your accomplishment.

Tout Your Achievement on Social Media

Celebrate your accomplishment and share the news with friends and colleagues as well as potential future employers. What better way to do this than through popular social media channels like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter? Helpful tips and sample postings you can use via your personal social media accounts are provided in the resources below, so you can get the most out of your CFS credential on social media.