PCQI Certification

PCQI (Preventive Controls Qualified Individual) training is highly valued in work environments associated with food or food production. The PCQI certification indicates your recognition as a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual to conduct or oversee certain activities specified in Preventive Controls for Human Food rule (21 CFR 117). Curriculum for that course was designed by the FSPCA and is recognized by the FDA as adequate to meet the requirements of PC rule.  

What Does PCQI Training in Chicago and Atlanta Include?

In this course, you will learn how to develop, implement and maintain a food safety plan compliant with Preventive Controls rule. 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 Locations 

We offer HACCP Certification Training in 2 US locations:

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

Atlanta – Double Tree by Hilton – 2061 North Druid Hills Road, Atlanta, GA, 30329

Pricing & Course Details 

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.

On – site Training at Client location is available for groups of 7 plus participants

Meet your PCQI Instructors

Bart Dobek

Bart Dobek

Lead Instructor

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Lauren Daley

Lauren Daley

Lead Instructor

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Carmen Ciocan

Carmen Ciocan

Assistant Instructor

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Dates & Registration

Dates 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  Register

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 available. 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, and Atlanta, Georgia during various times of the year. You can find a detailed list of courses available below. The 20-hour course extends over two and a half days. We offer on-site training courses for groups with more than seven participants nationwide.

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 and Atlanta or to register for a course.