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IFT FIRST Short Courses

2 Formats, same content – Choose the learning option that works for you:

In-person/Hybrid Option: Join us in July for a 1-day exclusive in-person course with instructors and networking opportunities prior to the start of IFT FIRST.

You will be able to discuss course content and engage in hands-on activities with instructors and fellow course participants. You will also receive access to on-demand presentations and a discussion board to connect with instructors and fellow attendees. Starting two weeks after the course begins, virtual office hours will be available for an interactive review of course content.

Digital-Only Option: You will receive access to on-demand presentations and a discussion board to connect with instructors and fellow attendees. Virtual office hours will be available for an interactive review of course content, starting two weeks after the course begins.

Short Course Offerings

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  • Certified Food Scientist (CFS) Preparatory Course

    This optional course is designed to help people considering or preparing to take the Certified Food Scientist exam to earn their CFS credential. A “crash course” in all eight content areas covered on the exam, this course brings in experts from academia and industry to go over the key topics and concepts in their respective content area. Learn more.

    In-Person/Hybrid Registration   Digital-Only Registration

  • Labeling Requirements and Implications for Foods Marketed in the U.S.

    Food labeling requirements in the U.S. are complex, and you need to stay ahead of the curve as they continue to be redefined. This course will provide you with the foundational and practical knowledge you need to comply with new and established labeling laws and regulations. Learn more.

    In-Person/Hybrid Registration    Digital-Only Registration

  • Food Science for the Non-Food Scientist

    Learn the basic principles of food science in IFT's most popular online course. Equip yourself with an enhanced understanding of the role of food science in the development of food products, gain a better understanding of the importance of food safety, basic regulatory issues and food science trends. Learn more.

    In-Person/Hybrid Registration    Digital-Only Registration