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Who should take the course?

  • Those responsible for performing or overseeing the preparation of the food safety plan


Delivery Methods
All deliveries cover the same exact curriculum in a minimum of 20 contact hours. 

  • Instructor-Led: Delivered live, in-person, and/or virtually by Lead Instructors trained by FSPCA.

  • Asynchronous Learning: 100% self-paced online delivery, with no Lead Instructors present physically or virtually. Asynchronous courses are reviewed by FSPCA to ensure curriculum learning objectives and learner engagement requirements are met.

  • Blended:  Delivered in two parts. PART 1 is asynchronous learning and PART 2 is Instructor-Led. Both PART 1 and PART 2 must be completed to receive an FSPCA certificate of successful completion.

FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal  Food (PCAF) Participant Course

The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals regulation (referred to as the Preventive Controls for Animal Food regulation) is intended to ensure safe manufacturing, processing, packing and holding of food products for animal consumption in the United States. 

The regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a “preventive controls qualified individual (PCQI)” 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 is otherwise qualified through job experience to develop and apply a food safety system”. 

This course developed by the FSPCA is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual.”

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