Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST)


No minimum hours, but IFST requires members to keep a record of CPD.
Chartered Scientists are audited by the Membership Assessment Panel to ensure CPD standards are being maintained.

A balanced portfolio of CPD activities should include a selection of activities in at least 3 of the following categories:

  • 1. Work-based learning
  • 2. Professional activity
  • 3. Formal / Educational
  • 4. Self-directed learning
  • 5. Learning outside of normal employment

It is expected that you maintain continuous, up-to date and accurate records which demonstrate mixture of the different learning activities above.

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