AIFST offers all of its members a discounted rate for the Certified Food Scientist (CFS) credential to food professionals in Australia.


Application Process

US$550 for IFT and AIFST members
US$750 for non-members
Upcoming CFS Exams
October 16, 2017 – November 10, 2017
February 12 – March 3, 2018
Deadline to Apply: January 22, 2018
May 1 – 26, 2018
Deadline to Apply: April 10, 2018
August 9 – 27, 2018
Deadline to Apply: July 26, 2018


AIFST signed an MOU with the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), offering a discount to all AIFST members who wish to gain this Certification. 

The CFS program is a first-of-its-kind certification for food professionals worldwide and is designed to meet the International Standards Organization (ISO) 17024 standard for personnel certification programs. The CFS program is governed by the International Food Science Certification Commission (IFSCC). There are currently more than 1,500 CFS representing 866 organisations in 55 countries around the world.

The purpose of the CFS credential is to:

  • Assess the applied knowledge and skills of food scientists.

  • Assure consumers that food scientists have demonstrated the knowledge essential to their job role.

  • Help employers, practitioners and the public identify individuals with certain knowledge and skills.

  • Raise the visibility and credibility of the food science profession through a certification program.

  • Promote lifelong learning related to the food science profession.

For further information, head to the IFT CFS webpage or contact AIFST on +61 447 066 324 or via [email protected]