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Certified Food Scientist (CFS) Preparatory Course

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Certified Food Scientist (CFS) Preparatory Course
Oct 13-14, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Guelph, ON Sep 30, 2016 Regular: $945.00 CAD
  Early Bird: $899.00 CAD
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Course Partners:

Institute of Food Technologists
Institute of Food Technologists

  • The Certified Food Scientist (CFS) program - a first-of-its-kind certification for food professionals worldwide - recognizes the applied scientific knowledge and skills of food scientists, The CFS Preparatory Course is an optional course for those interested in obtaining their Certified Food Scientist credential. The course will be valuable for those needing a refresher on their applied scientific knowledge in a group setting, and offers participants access to expert instructors and practice exam questions, covering those content areas found on the CFS exam. This course will help you in preparing for writing the CFS exam, a computer-based test that you may take at any of Pearson Vue’s (test partner) 5,000 testing centers across the world.  The exam is offered during designated testing cycles.  For a list of upcoming testing dates and to search for testing centers near you, please click here.

    The exam covers the concepts of:

    • Food chemistry and food analysis
    • Food engineering
    • Food microbiology
    • Food safety
    • Product development
    • Quality assurance and quality control
    • Regulatory
    • Sensory evaluation and consumer testing

    Detailed Program Agenda

    To learn more about the IFT’s CFS Certification, click here.

     A basic understanding of the food science concepts is critical.

    The CFS is designed to meet the International Standards Organization (ISO) 17024 standard for personnel certification programmes. 

    Disclaimer: All registrants in the Certified Food Scientist Preparatory Course will have their name and contact details shared with IFT upon completion of the course for the purpose of sharing exam dates and other information about the organization.

Who Should Attend?

  1. Chefs
  2. Dietician or Nutritionist
  3. Food Scientists
  4. Food Technologists
  5. Nutritionist in training
  6. Nutritionists
  7. Process Engineers
  8. Product Development Managers and Personnel
  9. R&D Managers And Personnel

Lifetime Learners:

The following recognition will be awarded for participation in this course.

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Logistics & Lunch

Lunch is from 12:00pm to 1:00pm and is on your own.

Cancellation Policy:

Substitutions (in writing) are welcome anytime, but please notify us as soon as possible.

Early Cancellations (more than two weeks prior to the course date):
A refund will be issued for the registration fee paid, less a 25% processing charge.

Late cancellations (less than two weeks prior to the course date):
Refunds cannot be issued for late cancellations.

Program cancellation: GFTC reserves the right to cancel or postpone a program due to unforeseen circumstances. Should this occur, you will be notified as soon as possible. All efforts will be made to notify participants at minimum two weeks before the scheduled event. If GFTC cancels a course, your entire registration fee will be refunded.

Travel:In the event that you are travelling to attend a training program, please purchase travel insurance should the program be cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances.

Please Note: To avoid inconvenience, and to ensure you will receive a copy of the relevant documents for this program, please ensure you register no later than 48 hours before the program is due to start.

Please Note: Course fees listed in the annual calendar are subject to change at any time. For the most up-to-date course pricing, please refer to the website.

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