Certified Food Scientist (CFS) Preparatory 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.

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

Course length: 1 ½ days (June 20-21, 2014)

Agenda (PDF)

Faculty Bios (PDF)

Here’s what previous attendees had to say:
"The course is very informative and a good reviewer for food scientists who are planning to take the CFS exam. It is an eye opener for a practicing food scientists like me on some areas that I've taken for granted. The course reiterated the importance practical applications of the scientific knowledge that I gained through years of studies and work in the food industry." --Aldez Abarquez-Alvarez, Technical Manager, Essential Flavours & Ingredients

Intended Audience:

  • Attendees interested in applying for their CFS credential
  • Food Scientists and Technologists
  • Non-food Scientists
  • Product Developers

Learning Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Continuing Education Hours: 11

Individuals holding these credentials will earn 11 hours* for completion of this course: Certified Food Scientists; Registered Dietitians; Dietetic Technicians; Certified Research Chefs; Certified Culinary Scientists.
*Subject to change plus or minus one hour based on final agenda.

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

Early Member by May 9      
Early Non-Member by May 9 
Member after May 9    $680
Non-Member after May 9 

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