Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI)

Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI)

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As an essential role within a food processing facility, the preventive controls qualified individual is crucial to the management and preparation of the food safety plan, validation of preventive controls and more. Become a preventive controls qualified individual by successfully completing this specialized training under a standardized curriculum that is recognized by FDA.

Important: Only the softcopy of the course material will be distributed on the day of training. Thus participants are reminded to bring along their laptop for the duration of the training.


  • Food regulation overview 
  • Food safety plan overview 
  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and other PRPs 
  • Biological food safety hazards 
  • Chemical, physical and economically motivated food safety hazards 
  • Preliminary steps in developing a food safety plan 
  • Resources for food safety plans 
  • Hazard analysis and preventive controls determination 
  • Process preventive controls 
  • Food allergen preventive controls 
  • Sanitation preventive controls 
  • Supply-chain preventive controls 
  • Verification and validation procedures 
  • Record keeping procedures 
  • Recall plan 
  • FSPCA regulation overview


  • Directors/VPs 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

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3 days

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