PCQI Class for Animal Food

Course Instructors:

Bita Saidi

Sonia Akbarzadeh

System Requirements:

Webcam, microphone and speakers.

Course Hours: 

Day 1 8 AM - 5 PM
Day 2 8 AM - 5 PM
Day 3 8 AM - 2 PM

Upcoming Class:

November 18-20, 2020


This course follows the standardized curriculum designed by the Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance (FSPCA) in collaboration with the FDA.  During this live-virtual interactive training, you will learn the new FDA requirements for application of hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls for animal food. 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. 


Section 1 Defines the contents of the Food Safety Plan, reviews foundational programs such as GMPs, provides information about specific hazards and discusses the underlying principles used in food safety preventive controls systems. As each principle is discussed, the class will progressively develop a Food Safety Plan for a model product produced by a fictional company.  

Section 2 Practical exercises that introduce the participants to the process of developing a Food Safety Plan, including identification of tools and implementation tasks. 

Section 3 Explains the FDA requirements of the Preventive Controls for Animal Food regulation


  • Electronic workbook and manual with the presentation slides and resources

  • FSPCA Certificate issued by AFDO ($50 Certificate Fee not included)

PCQI for Animal Food


  • QA Directors and Managers

  • QA/Production Supervisors

  • Operations Managers

  • SQF/BRC Practitioners and Auditors

  • HACCP Coordinators

  • Food Safety Technicians 

  • Food Safety Graduates


"Thoroughly enjoyed the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food training course. This course was extremely enlightening to me, in my understanding of food safety and supply-chain preventive controls. I would highly recommend the course. Proud to be a PCQI for Animal Food as well as Human Food!"

Michael Phillips
Quality Technician
Evonik Corporation

"I couldn’t have been happier with my decision to take the 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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