FIRST - Pay using the BUY NOW button. For MCFE, CFE, and CFA, the receipt will have your test access code - write it down. For CFM, IFSEA or the employer will provide the access code. SECOND - The certification logo takes you to the training slide show & test.
The Cost: $199 for MCFE and CFE, $219 for CFM and $99 for CFA. Bulk pricing available for schools for CFA, as low as $79.
Note to any nursing home and senior living professionals earning CFM is accepted for audits of your facilities. For questions, contact IFSEA Certification Chairman, Ed Manley, MCFBD. Please email Ed or contact HQ at this email or 855-268-1367.
Our certification program has our MOST prestigious level, MCFE; plus CFE, CFM, and adding a new one, CFA for high school, post-secondary, and recent graduates. The tests are progressively more difficult from CFA up to MCFE. IFSEA is responsible for preparing, administering, and scoring the academic tests on the subject matter, including food service management, food safety, HACCP, customer service, purchasing, storage, and more. They are progressively more math-oriented.
The Certification Test Review Board is comprised of chefs, managers, and owners of: The Sardine Factory (Monterrey), Aramark (Rhode Island), DoubleTree/Hilton (San Francisco), HCA Healthcare (Austin, TX), Bay Colony Golf Club (Naples, FL), Vick's Vittles Restaurant & Air Force Base (Albuquerque), and Safe Culinary Operation Restaurant Education (New Orleans).
There are two sides to the resume - education and certifications on one side, and experience on the other. Depending on the job and needs, operators can decide what they are looking for.
IMPORTANT NOTES CFA - Although anyone can take it, CFA is aimed at high school students or recent graduates. Questions cover food safety, management, customer service, nutrition, and culinary terminology.
CFM - For nursing homes and skilled care facilities, the Food Director MUST be an RD, or CDM or CFM. The quickest and least expensive of those three is IFSEA's CFM. One company is getting CFM for all 500 of its facilities. If you don't already have your test access code (CFM only), you must send an email to Ed to get one - thank you.
For educators, the 5 PowerPoint training programs, with over 600 slides from our Partner GFI's test bank for Food Safety, Foodservice Management, Culinary Nutrition, Culinary, and Customer Service. From those, you can build a very robust curriculum to fulfill the requirements of your school system.
International Food Service Executives Association (IFSEA)