Blended PCQI for Human Food

PCQI Preventive Controls for Human Food Blended



FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Blended


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System Requirements 

Webcam, microphone and speakers


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Live-Virtual Courses are offered in Central and Pacific Time.

Time Zone Conversion:
8:00 AM CT = 9:00 AM ET/6:00 AM PT
8:00 AM PT = 11:00 AM ET/10:00 AM CT



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. In order to receive the PCQI certificate, full attendance is required as well as a passing grade of 70% on the course exam.

Blended Course Structure:

Part 1: Online Self-Paced
Part 2: Instructor-Led

Part 1: Self-Paced Online


Once enrolled in the Part 1 Course, you will have 8 months to complete the online course self-paced 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: $280 USD

Part 2: Live-Virtual Instructor-Led 


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: $395 USD


Electronic workbook & manual

Fillable forms and sample food safety plans

FIC Food Safety Plan Schematic

Access to Private Resource Centre 

FSPCA Certificate issued by the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO)

FIC Food Safety Plan Schematic

FSPCA Certificate

$60 Certificate Fee Included!


* If you need to comply with FDA regulations as a local producer or as an exporter to the U.S.
* QA Directors and Managers
* QA/Production Supervisors
* Operations Managers
* SQF Practitioners 
* BRC Professionals
* HACCP Coordinators
* Food Safety Technicians
* Food Safety Auditors
* Food Safety/Food Science Graduates


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