As part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), FDA has rolled out the Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCHF) regulation (21 CFR 117) to ensure safe processing, packing, and holding of food products for human consumption in the USA. The PCHF rule requires FDA-registered processing facilities to have a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) person (21 CFR 117.180 (c ) (1). The PCQI acts as a food safety resource person, and must be trained through a FDA recognized course, or have equivalent work experience. The PCQI roles are to:
This two part course, developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA), uses the FDA recognized course materials for training PCQI’s. The blended course is a convenient alternative to the standard 2.5 day in-person course. It requires an initial Part 1 online course from IFPTI, in combination with a live, in person Part 2 one-day workshop.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Hilton Garden Inn
1741 Harrison Street North
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Each course participant will receive:
To receive the official PCQI certificate from AFDO, you must take the Part 1 Online course first. This will take about 7 to 12 hours to complete 16 modules, depending on the participant. After completing Part 1, you may take the Part 2 Live course offered by FSNW. A course manual is necessary to complete Parts 1 & 2, but the good news is that a free electronic version is available for download. Click here to download the manual. To purchase a hard copy from the IFPTI bookstore, click here. We will have a limited number of hard copy manuals available for cash purchase ($30) at the Part 2 workshop.
The Blended course requires only one day at an “in-person” workshop, in combination with an online course! You will receive the same PCQI certificate as the one issued for the 2.5 day public workshop. This is a great option for those who can’t commit their time for 2.5 days, and it is significantly less expensive. The blended course will be taught by seasoned food safety practitioners who each have over 20 to 30 years working experience in food safety and are highly rated for their interactive training methods.
To Register for Part 1: Online
Please register for the Part 1 Online course here. Once enrolled, you can begin the course immediately. You will also receive an automated enrollment confirmation email. You have 6 months to complete the online course.
Upon completion of Part 1, you will receive an enrollment ticket and a completion email. Present either the enrollment ticket or completion email to your Part 2 lead instructor.
Cost: USD $198.00 The fee includes a $50 charge for an AFDO-registered PCQI Certificate!
To Register for Part 2: Live Workshop
Cost: USD $395.00
COURSE AGENDA (8am -5pm)
THIS IS AN AFDO REGISTERED COURSE.