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Certified in Comprehensive Food Safety (CCFS) Credential: Ensuring Food Safety from Farm to Fork  



Candidate Information  

How Can I Obtain the CCFS?

To obtain the CCFS credential, you must apply, meet the eligibility requirements, and pass the CCFS examination. More information is also available in the Candidate Information Brochure (PDF) and the NEHA Credentialing Handbook (PDF).

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the CCFS credential, you must meet the criteria for A, B, or C below.

A.  Bachelor’s Degree Track

  1. Have a bachelor’s degree in food science or environmental health from a degree program accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council, and one year full-time work experience in food safety management, instruction, compliance, or enforcement.

    OR
     

  2. Have bachelor’s degree with 30-semester hours core science, and at least two years full-time work experience in food safety management, instruction, compliance, or enforcement. Degree must be from an accredited institution of higher education or equivalent if a foreign institution.

    OR
     

  3. Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education or equivalent if a foreign institution, and at least five years full-time work experience in food safety management, instruction, compliance, or enforcement.

 

B.  Associates Degree Track

Have an associate's degree in science from an accredited institution of higher education or equivalent of a foreign institution, and at least five years full-time work experience in food safety management, instruction, compliance or enforcement.

 

C.  Experience Track

  1. Have a Registered Environmental Health Sanitarian (REHS) or equivalent credential in good standing, and one-year full-time work experience in food safety management, instruction, compliance, or enforcement.

    OR
     

  2. Have a Certified Professional Food Safety (CP-FS) or equivalent credential in good standing, and two years full-time work experience in food safety management, instruction, compliance, or enforcement.

 


 
 


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