This optional course is 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, this course brings in experts from academia and industry to go over the key topics and concepts in their respective content area and share real-life examples to help attendees understand the application of the concepts. A resource for CFS candidates with various backgrounds and from many countries, this course attracts a broad audience of professionals looking to enhance their knowledge and demonstrate their understanding of the wide area of food science.

Course Format:

This course will meet every Thursday beginning the week of July 26th and concluding August 26th. Each week will focus on a specific content area with pre-recorded lectures made available before participants meet the instructors. Participants are required to complete homework assignments before the first session and throughout the duration of the course. Participants are encouraged to join an Attendee Kick-Off meeting held one week prior to the course in order to meet your instructors and network with fellow attendees. Course logistics and resources will be posted on IFTConnect, the official IFT online community. IFT will send detailed instructions and zoom information one week prior to the course.