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Register FSPCA Preventive Controls Qualified Individual Courses

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FSPCA Preventive Controls Qualified Individual Courses

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 (FSMA) directs the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as the food regulatory agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to better protect public health by,among other things, adopting a modern, preventive, and risk-based approach to food safety regulation.

Companies subject to this rule must ensure that their food safety system is developed and applied by an individual who has successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls.

This course, developed by FSPCA, is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by the FDA and delivered by a Lead Instructor for the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Course. The successful completion of this course is one way to meet the requirements for a preventive controls qualified individual (PCQI).


After the completion of this course you will:

  • Qualify as a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI). Your training certificate will be issued by the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO).
  • Be provided with the knowledge you need to develop/adapt your food safety management system to meet the new and enhanced FDA requirements.
  • Improve your ability to speak the same food safety language as FDA does.
  • Will be given insights on what your importers in the US are supposed to do to verify that the products you supply to them meet FDA requirements.
  • Will obtain knowledge about the general setting of the FSMA regulations.

What does a “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI)” do?

Under the Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation, the responsibilities of a PCQI include the preparation of the Food Safety Plan, the validation of the preventive controls, record keeping and review and the regular re-evaluation of the Food Safety Plan.

The team at Lucrima invites you to attend the only type of FDA recognized training courses to meet the FSMA requirements for food processors. They are conducted by a European Lead Instructor for the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Course who can offer the course in your own language.


Course Content:

  • Course Introduction
  • Process Preventive Controls
  • Food Safety Plan Overview
  • Food Allergen Preventive Controls
  • Good Manufacturing Practices and Other Prerequisite Programs
  • Sanitation Preventive Controls
  • Biological Food Safety Hazards
  • Supply‐chain Preventive Controls
  • Chemical, Physical and Economically Motivated Food Safety Hazard
  • Verification and Validation Procedures
  • Preliminary Steps in Developing a Food Safety Plan
  • Record‐keeping Procedures
  • Resources for Preparing Food Safety Plans
  • Recall Plan
  • Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls Determination
  • Regulation Overview – cGMP, Hazard Analysis, and Risk‐Based Preventive Controls for Human Food  

Who should attend this course:

  • Managers/Directors responsible for food safety
  • Maintenance managers
  • Production supervisors
  • Production leads
  • Sanitation supervisors
  • Plant managers
  • Quality assurance coordinators and managers
  • Safety managers
  • Training supervisors
  • Lead technicians
  • Packaging supervisors and managers
  • Regulatory personnel

What is included:

  • The course materials: Comprehensive workbook with all of the presentation slides, sample forms, sample food safety plans, lists of resources.
  • Lunch, tea, coffee, snacks

The course includes a Certificate of Completion issued by AFDO, showing that the student was trained under the FDA recognized curriculum and by a Preventive Controls Lead Instructor. The $50 certificate fee is included in the course registration.


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