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FSPCA PCQI Training

FSPCA PCQI Training – $650 USD (includes materials and certificates)

Become a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual

 

Course Objectives
SAI Global has added to our training portfolio the only FDA approved training course to meet the FSMA requirements for food processors.

This course, Preventive Controls for Human Foods, was developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance under a grant from the FDA and this is the training being given to FDA and State Inspectors and is recommended by the FDA for the food industry.

This 2.5 day course will provide you with the knowledge to allow you to develop your food safety plans to meet the new and enhanced FDA requirements that go into effect over the next 3 years, depending on the size of your company, and to fulfill the required training that FDA recommends.

This course will provide you with a Certificate of Attendance that will be a part of your requirements to be a “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual” and this will allow you to demonstrate that you have attended the recommended training to be able to develop, implement and monitor your company’s food safety plans.

The course is divided into 16 chapters all of which will be covered during this training, which can be conducted only by FSPCA approved trainers who have attended the required Train-the Trainer class.

Certification

A certificate of completion will be issued by the International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI) of FSPCA, the cost of this certificate is included in the course fee.

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About the Instructor

Karine Lawrence, Sirocco Principal, has worked for the Canadian and US wine and food industry for over 20 years and brings an extensive working knowledge in Food Safety and Quality Management Systems (GMP, HACCP, SQF, Preventive Controls for Human Food) including regulatory compliance, program implementation and auditing. Karine holds a Master of Food Science degree as well as a diplôme d’ingénieur (specialized in agri-food industries). She is a FSPCA Lead instructor, Certified Safe Quality Food (SQF) trainer/consultant and Certified HACCP professional (CCHP).

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PCQI Blended Training Course Part 2 - 1 Day Course (FSPCA)

PCQI TRAINING COURSE (BLENDED COURSE) PART 2:

 

This Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) Blended Training course was developed to provide an alternative for individuals to complete the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food course. The Blended course consists of 2 parts.  Part 1 is online, which you can complete at your own pace. Part 2 is a one day (8 hours) online Zoom course taught by FSPCA Lead Instructor (Human Food) Karine Lawrence, Principal/Founder of Sirocco Consulting. Both parts must be completed in order to obtain the certificate.

IMPORTANT

Once you begin the process, you have up to six months to complete the Part 1: Online course. Upon completion, you have six months to complete a Part 2: Instructor-Led course. We recommend you book the Part 2: Instructor-Led course prior to enrolling in Part 1: Online.

Before you enroll for Part 1: Online course, please read the background information to help you understand how the course is structured and what options will work best for you.

Temporary FSPCA Part 2 Course Completion Extension: Upon completion of the Part 1: Online course, participants will now have 9 months to complete a Part 2: Instructor-Led course.

Instructions on how to sign up for Part one can be found HERE

  • PCQI Blended Training Course Part 2 – 1 Day Course (FSPCA)

    $250.00 USD

    PCQI TRAINING COURSE (BLENDED COURSE) PART 2:  

    This Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) Blended Training course was developed to provide an alternative for individuals to complete the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food course. The Blended course consists of 2 parts.  Part 1 is online, which you can complete at your own pace. Part 2 is a one day (8 hours) online Zoom course taught by FSPCA Lead Instructor (Human Food) Karine Lawrence, Principal/Founder of Sirocco Consulting. Both parts must be completed in order to obtain the certificate.

    • Prerequisite: Part 1 certificate. 
    • Up to 10 attendees. 
    • 250 USD per participant. 
    • 1 day (8hrs) online.

    Please note that participants will only be eligible for the FSPCA Participant Certificate of Training if they are present for all modules of the virtual course.

    Start time 8:00 am PST

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PCQI Course Testimonials

I recently attended the training session for PCQI (Preventive Controls Qualified Individual) required by the FDA for food exporters and U.S. food processing facilities. Karine Lawrence presented a clear view of the requirements and provided good practical example on how to implement them. She worked her way through the extensive manual in a knowledgeable, effective, clear and timely manner while allowing for participation and discussion of the people attending the course. She followed up and researched questions that she did not have immediate answers to and provided valuable information based on her experience in the area of food safety.

KATHRIN WALLACE, R&D/QC MANAGER, CARMI FLAVORS

I attended the FSPCA Preventive Controls (Human Food)/PCQI course offered in Vancouver, British Columbia. Course materials were good, the mentoring approach was good, and working with other people in group setting made the course content much clearer. Karine Lawrence, the PCQI instructor did a good job of communicating and making it a more intimate arrangement. She provided good references along with the course material.  Overall, I really enjoyed the course and learned a lot.

NEDA RAHIMI, SENIOR QUALITY CONTROL MANAGER, SUNRISE POULTRY PROCESSORS LTD.

I got a better understanding of the Food Safety Plan required for FSMA from this [FDA’s Preventive Controls Human Food] training. Karine has skillfully conducted the training as she provided fact-based examples and links to additional resources to help first-timers build an FSP.  Karine was a wonderful trainer with her knowledge of the subject matter and extensive experience in food safety.

MARYANN CRUZ, QA MANAGER, PBF PITA BREAD FACTORY LTD. BURNABY, BC.

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