Add to your skillset. Develop your career. Learn practical, relevant knowledge you can apply in the workplace with IFT's online and in-person short courses.

Virtual Short Courses

IFT short courses are held in our new virtual format. They are live and/or on-demand for a few hours on each scheduled day. You will get the opportunity to listen to lectures, participate in Zoom breakout rooms, and engage with other attendees!

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Cannabis Infused Edibles

This course comes from listening to over two years of common questions in the legal infused foods industry. The food-oriented business owner will receive valuable guidance in producing consistent and safe products, be the active cannabinoid CBD or THC. The Primer is the first course of its kind to address solutions from the small producer’s point of view versus presentations describing specific products or services. Check back for scheduling.


CFS Preparatory Course

Optional course designed to help people considering or preparing to take the Certified Food Scientist exam to earn their CFS credential. A “crash course” in all eight content areas covered on the exam. Check back for scheduling.


Labeling Requirements and Implications for Foods Marketed in the U.S.

Get the foundational and practical knowledge you need to comply with new and established labeling laws and regulations. Check back for scheduling.


IFTNEXT: Design Thinking Tools to Uncover post-COVID Consumer Needs

Learn the fundamentals of design thinking. Get hands on experience with a selection of design thinking tools that you can use to uncover post-COVID consumer needs and shape your organization’s innovation efforts. Practice techniques to discover unmet consumer needs, define problems and value propositions, pitch concepts, and get customer feedback. Check back for scheduling.


Fundamentals of Sensory Science

Get an overview of current practices, the benefits of different methods, and strategies on managing resources and information to meet product development requirements. You will learn the advantage gained by utilizing a complete sensory toolbox in product development. Check back for scheduling. 

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Complete these courses in your own time and at your own pace. The timeline for IFT online courses is completely within your control. An ideal solution for busy professionals looking to expand their knowledge and grow their expertise.

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10% Discount: Networking & Engagement members

60% Discount: Student members

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In addition to all of the great networking, publications, and career development benefits IFT members enjoy, they also receive webcast discounts with their annual IFT membership.

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20% discount

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