PCQI Online - AIB International's New Online PCQI Course

Each facility’s Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) and PCQI team carry a huge responsibility – ensuring the safety of products for human consumption. It’s crucial that companies assign top-notch food safety and quality professionals with proper training and experience.

The PCQI’s role is essential to comply with the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls (HARPC) rule and plays a pivotal role in preventing foodborne illness by effectively identifying, reducing and preventing food safety risks.

AIB International’s PCQI Online course develops the necessary knowledge, skills, and competencies in Qualified Individuals to ensure they can create, manage, and monitor FSMA-compliant food safety plans. The course is designed to understand what is needed to maintain compliance and keep participants educated in the latest regulations.

FDA-approved Standardized Curriculum in 15 On-Demand Modules

Developed by PCQI Lead Instructors and a team of PCQI food safety professionals with practical expertise working with companies throughout the food supply chain, the PCQI Online course covers the standardized curriculum required by the FDA as part of their FSMA regulation. The course equips learners with the necessary tools to immediately implement the acquired skills into their facilities.

Our expert instructional design team built this course to offer a best-in-class learning experience, featuring:   

100% Online. Learn at your own pace and access the course anytime, anywhere.

Interactive learning experience that strengthens a strategic mindset and decision-making competencies.

Access to downloadable resources to support all your Food Safety Plans development.

Prove your successful completion of training with a printable certificate.

  1. Built a strong awareness and knowledge of the U.S. federal regulations to promote FSMA compliance and lead successful audits.
  2. Developed an in-depth understanding of hazard analysis and preventive controls implementation, corrective actions, and verification procedures.
  3. Mastered how to develop a comprehensive food safety plan for every facility, including process controls, environmental monitoring program, validation, verification, food allergen controls, sanitation controls, supply chain controls, and a recall plan.
  4. Learned how to comply with the robust recordkeeping FSMA requirements to document necessary implementation proof effectively.

This course contains 15 modules and is estimated to take an average of 15 hours for completion.

  1. FSMA Overview
  2. cGMPs
  3. Preliminary Steps and Food Safety Plan
  4. Food Safety Hazards (B, C, P, R, and EMA)
  5. Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls
  6. Process and Allergen PC’s
  7. Sanitation and Supply Chain PC’s
  8. Monitoring Corrections, Corrective Actions
  9. Validation, Verification, and Resources
  10. Environmental Monitoring Program (EMP)
  11. Training and Recordkeeping
  12. Recall Program
  13. PCQI Regulation Overview
  14. Sanitary Transport
  15. Foreign Supplier Verification Program

Enrollment Information

Enrollments are accepted at any time. Review each module’s materials and complete the interactive exercises. At the end of each module you will test your knowledge with a quiz. After successfully completing all modules, you can review additional resources to prepare for the final exam. Upon a passing exam score, print your certificate of completion.

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About FSMA's Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule

FSMA's Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule specifies that a PCQI is a qualified individual who has successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls at least equivalent to that received under a standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by FDA or be otherwise qualified through job experience.

The rule does not require any specific certifications, including certification by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA). In general, FDA will assess the adequacy of a facility’s food safety plan rather than an individual’s documented qualifications. Deficiencies in the food safety plan indicate that a PCQI may need additional training specific to the rule, irrespective of documented training and experience.