Certified Food Scientist Prep Course

The Certified Food Scientist (CFS) Preparatory Course is an optional course for those interested in obtaining their Certified Food Scientist credential. While designed to prepare those applying for their CFS credential, this course is also valuable for attendees looking to brush up on their applied scientific knowledge in a group setting.

Course length: 1 ½ days (July 12-13, 2013)

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Faculty Bios

Registration Rates: The in-person portion of this course lasts 1 ½ days, but the learning is continued in the following weekly webcasts. Due to the full duration of this course, registration rates are the 2-Day Course pricing. There are no student rates offered for this course.  

The course includes 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. This is an interactive course that engages participants in discussion and content dialogue. In addition, participants will have access to practice questions which are modeled after the content domains 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

Intended Audience:

  • Food Scientists and Technologists
  • Non-food Scientists
  • Product Developers
  • Attendees interested in applying for their CFS credential
  • Learning Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Continuing Education Credits:

  • This course qualifies for Certified Food Scientist (CFS) recertification contact hours (CH). CFS Certificants may claim a maximum of 11 CH for their participation.
  • This course meets requirements for Research Chefs Association Certification Commission guidelines for acceptable continuing education for certification renewal purposes for Certified Research Chefs and Certified Culinary Scientists.  Contact RCA for more information.
  • IFT is a Continuing Professional Education Accredited Provider (IN141) with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Commission on Dietetic Registration. Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians will receive 11 continuing education professional education units for participation in this course.