The FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act requires each FDA registered, food facility to designate a Preventive Control Qualified Individual (PCQI). This individual is responsible for the development, oversight, and management of the Food Safety Plan and required to have training and experience that exceeds existing HACCP-based systems. To receive the training necessary to become a PCQI, individuals will need to attend Part 1 and Part 2 of this course.
Part 1 is offered by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance and must be taken prior to attending Part 2. The cost for Part 1 is $198 and you have 6 months to complete the online course. Once you register, you will have access to the course which can be completed at your own pace. Plan on spending 8-12 hours on the coursework for Part 1. Attendees may register online at the FSPCA website.
Once you have completed Part 1, you will have 6 months to attend the Part 2 portion of the class (offered by UGA and GaMEP on May 11, 2021). This 8-hour course will be live, via zoom and taught by UGA and GaMEP instructors. The cost to attend Part 2 is $395 and will be collected by UGA when you complete the registration.
If you register prior to April 15, 2021, UGA will mail the materials needed for the class to the address you provide during registration (included in the cost). Participants registering after April 15, 2021 can download the course book and will be sent other requisite material via email.
This 1-day course will be held virtually on May 11, 2021.