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Certified Food Scientist

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Institute of Food Technologists
Certified Food Scientist
525 W. Van Buren, Ste 1000 Chicago
IL 60607


Certified Food Scientist (CFS) credential―a certification program recognizing the applied scientific knowledge and skills of food scientists.

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Work Experience Required? Yes

Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes

Renewal Required? Every 5 Year(s)

Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)? Yes

Renew through Re-Examination? No

Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)? No

Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)? No

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