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


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


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.

Course DateTuesday, May 21, 2024 (Pacific time) 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday, June 24, 2024 (Pacific time) 8 AM to 5 PM, Thursday, July 4, 2024 (Pacific time) 8 AM to 5 PM, Friday, August 2, 2024 (Pacific time) 8 AM to 5 PM, Thursday, September 19, 2024 (Pacific time) 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday, October 21, 2024 (Pacific time) 8 AM to 5 PM, Thursday, November 14, 2024 (Pacific time) 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday, December 2, 2024 (Pacific time) 8 AM to 5 PM

$350.00 USD

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