Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

IFT provides Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the Annual Meeting Scientific Program and, in some cases, CEUs for other portions of the event, including pre-event Short Courses.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)

IFT is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) accredited provider (IN141) with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), and provides a special certificate to Registered Dieticians and Dietetic Technicians seeking CPE units for participation in the IFT Annual Meeting. CPE units will be awarded as follows:
  • 14 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEU) for the Scientific Program
  • 9 CPEUs for the IFT Food Expo
  • 14 CPEUs for Poster Sessions
  • CPEU Level: 2
  • IFT Provider Number: IN141


IFT Certified Food Scientist (CFS)

You may earn contact hours toward your Certified Food Scientist (CFS) certification by participating in the scientific program and some education programming on the expo floor. For more information on the CFS program or details on the recertification policy, please visit

Product Development and Management Association

Members of the Product Development and Management Association may receive Professional Development Hours (PDH) toward their recertification as New Product Development Professionals. Only sessions with a specific product development focus qualify for credit. Stay tuned for a list of qualified courses.

Research Chefs Association

The IFT Annual Meeting Scientific Program meets the requirements for continuing education units for Certified Research Chefs (CRC) and Certified Culinary Scientists (CCS).

For additional information, or to suggest other CEUs that IFT should seek to offer, please send an e-mail to