Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI)


This interactive course provides an understanding of the basic requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act Preventive Controls for Human Food. Participants will learn in group activities utilizing food safety plan templates. Food processors must have PCQI-trained employees on staff. The course is recognized by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) and includes a certificate of training upon completion. 

This course is held face-to-face at the Turlock campus.

Dates: TBD
Time: TBD
Length: TBD 
Location: TBD

Goals of This Course

  • Understand the basic requirements of the FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Food rule
  • Participate in group activities utilizing food safety plan templates
  • Understand the differences between HACCP and the FSMA PC rule
  • After participation in the course, receive a certificate of training

What’s Included

  • Course materials
  • Certificate of Training provided by FSPCA (included in the cost of registration)
  • Lunch


  • Attendees should have fundamental knowledge of, and relevant experience in, the application of food safety programs

Who Should Attend?

  • Food safety and quality managers, supervisors, and anyone desiring an in-depth understanding of the requirements of the rule


$750 for the course
Free to current Stan State students as funded by USDA Award No. 2021-77040-34884 “Career Ready Ag Food Safety (CRAFS)”


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