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What Is PCQI Training?

PCQI (Preventive Controls Qualified Individual) training is highly valued in work environments associated with food or food production. The PCQI certification indicates your recognition by the FDA as an employee charged with or qualified to oversee certain food safety processes within a workplace.

What Does PCQI Training in Chicago Include?

In this course, you will learn how to develop, implement and maintain a qualified food safety plan. The course materials are designed to meet training requirements for a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual under Title 21 CFR Part 117.180. During training, you will learn about:

  • Performing hazard analysis of particular types of food
  • Using preventive controls for food safety and monitoring those controls
  • Determining required validation procedures
  • Creating supporting documentation that meets food safety record requirements

Training Location Chicagoland – BD Training Centre – 600 B W 5th Ave, Naperville, IL 60563

Training Location Atlanta, GA: Double Tree by Hilton, 2061 North Druid Hills Road, Atlanta, GA, 30329

Price per person: $699, (5% off for 3 or more participants, 10% off for 5 or more participants) – Price includes training materials and FSPCA certification fees.

20 hour course, Course Times: Days 1 & 2, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Day 3, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Dates & Registration

Date Location Registration
November 13, 14 & 15, 2019 BD Training Centre, Naperville, IL  Register 
December 11, 12 & 13, 2019 Double Tree, Atlanta, GA Register 
January 22, 23 & 24, 2020 BD Training Centre, Naperville, IL Register
February 12, 13 & 14, 2020

Double Tree, Atlanta, GA




Who Should Attend PCQI Certification Courses?

Individuals responsible for food safety and participating in food safety-related tasks should acquire PCQI certification. The Food Safety Modernization Act requires companies that manufacture, hold, process or pack food to have a PCQI. The best way to become a PCQI and to prepare for compliance with the FSMA is to take Preventive Controls for Human Food training.

Where Are PCQI Classes Held?

We host PCQI training courses at the BD Training Centre in Naperville, IL, during various times of the year. You can find a detailed list of courses available below. The address is 600 B W. Fifth Ave, Naperville, IL 60563. The 20-hour course extends over two and a half days. We offer on-site training courses for groups with more than seven participants.

Why Undergo PCQI Training Through BD Food Safety Consultants LLC?

Our PCQI training courses are registered with FSPCA and meet all PCQI requirements for proper certification. The courses cost $699 per person, but we offer a 5 percent discount to groups of three or four participants and a 10 percent discount to groups of five or more. Training materials and FSPCA certification fees are included in the course fee.

Contact us to learn more about our PCQI training Chicago or to register for a course.

For groups of 7 + we offer an onsite training at your location. Please contact us for more details.

Cancelation Policy: Payment must be received prior to the start of the class. Cancelation within 10 business days before the start of the class – 50 % refund will be issued. Cancelation within 5 business days before the start of the class – no refund will be issued however replacement person may be sent to the class. Credit cards and checks are accepted as a form of payment.