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.
This course offered by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FSPCA provides training programs to assist the food industry to achieve compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls for human food regulation.
Successful completion of this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual or PCQI.” Under the rule, the PCQI, which can be a company employee or a consultant, prepares or oversees the preparation of the food safety plan, validates preventive controls, performs a review of food safety documents and reassesses the plan a minimum of every 3 years or when changes are required.