WSU Food Science Certificate Program

Welcome to Washington State University’s Certificate Program in Food Science

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The Food Science Certificate Program consists of two series: The Certificate of Proficiency in Food Science and The Certificate of Food Safety. Each series consists of five non-credit courses. These courses are specifically designed for individuals in, associated with, or just interested in, the production, processing, and safety of food, who are not food scientists or food engineers.

  • Courses are delivered entirely online and on-demand* (go at your own pace).
  • Course content can be accessed 24/7 via the internet and do not need to be taken in order.
  • Each course may be completed in 10-15 hours, if desired.
  • Participants receive a certificate for completing each course and for each series.

*Participants may register for any course (except FS 102) at any time and complete each course at their own pace; these courses will not have a start or end date. FS 102 is the only course that has scheduled Zoom sessions to meet the required 20 hours of food safety training. See Course Descriptions and Registration for more details.

Course fees are $535 each.