IFSEA International Food Service Executives Association

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Ed's Certification Group

Our certification program has our MOST prestigious level, MCFE; 
plus CFE, CFM and adding a new one, CFA for students. 
The tests are progressively more difficult from CFA up to MCFE.
IFSEA is responsible for preparing, administering and scoring the academic tests on subject matter including food service management, food safety, HACCP, customer service,
purchasing, storage and more.  They are progressively more math oriented.  


All require only passing the test, and your prospective employer, rather than IFSEA, 
can determine how much industry experience needs to go along with your certifications, 
for the specific job, and industry segment, you are applying for.  
There are two points to the resume - education and certifications, and experience. 

Sometimes the employer wants experience, but many times
they want a smart go-getter they can teach and mentor to their specific needs

What is expected of someone who is IFSEA certified?
They were motivated to building a professional portfolio. Through the process of study and testing, they logically know more than someone who did NOT have this experience. They know more and are better prepared for work than they were before they got certified. They are proud, and they know more is expected of them. Not everyone who graduates from an elite culinary school, as an example, is a great chef, but they established that when they get to a job, they are motivated to learn and grow in their field.

The Cost:
$179 for MCFE, $169 for CFE, $159 for CFM and $99 for CFA.
We suggest going for MCFE - 70% is passing, 65-69 earns you CFE, 60-64 earns you CFM.
Contact us for bulk pricing for CFA.
Note to nursing home and senior living professionals earning CFM while waiting
to qualify for another certification. Why not take the MCFE test, and when you pass
we will give you both MCFE and the program approved CFM, no added cost.

For questions, contact IFSEA Certification Chairman, Ed Manley, MCFBD, MCFE.
Email ed@ifsea.org or contact HQ at hq@ifsea.org or 855-268-1367. Thank you!

FIRST - Pay using the BUY NOW button.
The receipt will have your test access code - write it down.
SECOND - The certification logo takes you to the training slide show and the test.


Certified Food Executive

Certified Food Manager

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See the guidelines - Procedures - information


For educators, the 5 PowerPoint training programs,
with over 100 slides each, for the segments we test on, will be provided after payment.
From those, you can build a very robust curriculum to fulfill the requirements of your school system.
Those segments are Food Safety, Foodservice Management,
Culinary Nutrition, Culinary and Customer Service.