Blended PCQI


Course Instructors:

Sonia Akbarzadeh

System Requirements:

Webcam, microphone and speakers

8:00 AM - 5:30 PM 

Part 2 PCQI for Human Food

1 Day Live-Virtual 

USD$ 295.00


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

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


"Taking the Human Food Part 2 training with FIC was monumental in clarifying for me the differences between Risked Based Preventive Controls and HACCP and for gaining a more thorough understanding of Preventive Controls overall. I thank Bita for doing an outstanding job of guiding the class through the training material, through many thought-provoking discussions, and for providing answers in detail to all the questions asked about the Preventive Controls rule. I very much enjoyed the virtual class, and I highly recommend it!"

Adam Cantu
Food Safety Coordinator
La Blanca, Texas

"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. 

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