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. BD Food Safety Consultants LLC offers FSPCA PCQI training in Chicago and Atlanta to keep you in compliance.

What Does PCQI Training in Chicago and Atlanta Include?

When you sign up for our PCQI food safety training in Chicago or Atlanta, 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 PCQI Certification Training in two U.S. locations:

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

Atlanta – BD Training, 2470 Windy Hill Road SE, Suite 441, Marietta, GA 30067

Pricing & Course Details

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

20-hour course schedule: Days 1 & 2 at 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Day 3 at 8 a.m. – noon.

On-site training at client location is available for groups of seven-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
 March 11, 12 & 13, 2020 BD Training Center, Naperville, Illinois


 April 27, 28 & 29, 2020 BD Training, Marrieta, Georgia  Register
 May 13, 14 & 15, 2020 BD Training Center, Naperville, Illinois  Register
 June 10, 11 & 12, 2020 BD Training, Marrieta, Georgia   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 on-site PCQI training near Chicago at the BD Training Centre in Naperville, IL, and in Atlanta, GA, 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 follow standardized curriculum recognized by FDA as adequate to meet the requirements of Preventive Controls for Human Food rule. We conducted several training sessions for FDA inspectors and know their insight on regulatory requirements and inspections. In addition, all of our instructors have work experience from food and packaging manufacturing facilities that allows them to explain course content using operational examples. The courses cost $699 per person, but we offer a 5% discount to groups of three or four participants and a 10% 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 certification training in Chicago and Atlanta or to register for a course.