Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCQI) – Blended eLearning Course

$799 20 Hours

Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCQI) – Blended eLearning Course - Zosi Learning

Languages Offered

Languages Offered

English (EN-US)

Please note: Subscription for this course ends six months from date of purchase.



The Zosi Preventive Controls for Human Food blended eLearning course provides everything you need to meet FSMA requirements and become a “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI).” Our course combines the benefits of a self-paced eLearning environment with a live virtual instructor-led session to ensure you walk away with a comprehensive and complete understanding of the new FSMA requirements. Join the thousands of food safety professionals who have taken this online course and received their certificate of completion and who are now applying their training to properly develop and implement their facilities food safety plan.



  • Receive FSPCA PCQI Certificate of Completion
  • FSPCA course curriculum
  • Self-Paced eLearning environment
  • Learn how to develop or update your food safety plan
  • Prepare for the new FSMA PCQI regulations
  • Engage in an interactive course portal
  • Learn best practices and review case study examples
  • Get 20 hours of Continuing Professional Education Credits (CPEs)

This course expands on the standard FSPCA PCQI curriculum and provides industry best practices, real-world insights and practical advice developed on the manufacturing floor by members of the Alchemy Consulting Team. This team features more than 200 years of combined food industry expertise so you can rest easy knowing that your training is based on a time tested foundation.



Official 16 module FSPCA curriculum

Section 1: Self-paced eLearning


  1. Introduction to Course & Preventive Controls
  2. Food Safety Plan Overview
  3. Good Manufacturing Practices & Other Prerequisite Programs
  4. Biological Food Safety Hazards
  5. Chemical, Physical and Economically Motivated Food Safety Hazards
  6. Preliminary Steps in Developing a Food Safety plan
  7. Resources for Preparing Food Safety Plans

MODULES 8 – 12:

  1. Hazard Analysis & Preventive Controls Determination
  2. Process Preventive Controls
  3. Food Allergen Preventive Controls
  4. Sanitation Preventive Controls
  5. Supply-Chain Preventive Controls

MODULES 13 – 16

  1. Verification & Validation Procedures
  2. Record-Keeping Procedures
  3. Recall Plan
  4. Regulation Overview: cGMP, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food

Section 2: Virtual Instructor-Led Session

Part 2, the virtual instructor-led portion of the course, is an 8-hour live interactive reinforcement of the eLearning curriculum that occurs once per month. During this session, you will take a closer look at a Food Safety Plan to ensure you’re prepared to write or update your own plan to satisfy the new Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCQI) requirements. The live session is directed by an FSPCA lead instructor from the Alchemy Professional Services team. The opportunity to register for this session becomes available upon completion of the eLearning section of your course.

Available Dates:

January 13, 2023
February 10, 2023
March 10, 2023

* ILT Sessions have limited spots in order to accommodate the interactive nature of the session in a practical manner. These enrollments are offered on a first come first served basis & seats cannot be reserved.

Who Should Register?

Who Should Register?

  • QA Directors and Managers
  • QA Supervisors
  • Operations Managers
  • SQF/BRC Practitioners and Auditors

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