Blended PCQI


Blended PCQI Class (Part 2) 

Upcoming sessions:
Friday September 27 --Space Available

Friday October 25 --Space Available

Course Instructors:

Sonia Akbarzadeh

System Requirements:

Webcam, microphone and speakers.

Course runs from 9:00 AM -5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

1 Day Live-Virtual


This 2-part course follows the standardized curriculum designed by the Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance (FSPCA) in collaboration with the FDA.  During this training, you will learn the new FDA requirements for application of hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls. This course will meet the requirements for a "preventive controls qualified individual" or PCQI. Practice exercises and training materials on how to build a FSMA compliant food safety plan and preventive control program are provided. Upon successful completion, you will receive an official FSPCA Preventive Controls Qualified Individual" certificate issued by AFDO. 

Blended Course Structure:

The FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Blended Course has two parts:

Part 1: Online Self-Paced

Part 2: Instructor-Led

A Certificate of Attendance will be provided after you have successfully completed both parts. 

Part 1: Online

Please register for the Part 1 Online course here. Once enrolled, you can begin the course immediately. You will also receive an automated enrolment confirmation email. You have 6 months to complete the online course.

Upon completion of Part 1, you will receive an enrolment ticket and a completion email. Present either the enrolment ticket or completion email to your Part 2 lead instructor. 

Cost: USD $198.00

Part 2: Instructor-Led (Live-Virtual Delivery)

Instructor-Led course is a review of the material from Part 1. We will address questions that you may have related to the material and complete exercises applying the knowledge that you gained from the course materials.  In order to receive the Certificate of training from FSPCA, you must complete Part 1 Online before the Part 2 class.

Cost: USD $295.00


  • Electronic workbook and manual with the presentation slides and resources

  • Fillable forms and sample food safety plans

  • FSMA Food Safety Plan Schematic

  • FSPCA Certificate issued by AFDO

FSPCA Certificate


  • QA Directors and Managers

  • QA/Production Supervisors

  • Operations Managers

  • SQF/BRC Practitioners and Auditors

  • HACCP Coordinators

  • Food Safety Technicians 

  • Food Safety Graduates


"I couldn’t have been happier with my decision to take the blended PCQI training with FIC. Excellent instruction in an excellent learning environment while simultaneously being the most affordable route to being a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual. Through this training program, FIC creates a sense of urgency in you to make your Food Safety Plan better than it currently is and then teaches you how to do that." 

Aman Chogle
Quality & Regulatory Affairs 
Living Ecology Manufacturing Inc. 

"Sonia's ability to provide a clear and informative course provided our organization with the essential knowledge and resources to implement FSMA."

Rachel Morgan
General Manager
Brecon Foods

"Excellent course and the instructor did a great job. She explains all the information and uses real-life experiences to illustrate her points. I would recommend this course ."

Terry Pepper
Senior Quality Manager
Weetabix North America Inc. 

Mississauga, ON, Canada
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