Registration Open: Preventive Controls for Animal Food (PCQI) Course July 2021

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PCAF July 2021 registration open

We’re excited to announce we will be offering a Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) Preventive Controls for Animal Food (PCQI) course this July!

Dates:     Wednesday, July 14, 2021 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
                Thursday, July 15, 2021 (8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
                Friday, July 16, 2021 (8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

Location: James B. Hunt Library (Centennial Campus)
                 Duke Energy Hall
                 1070 Partners Way
                 Raleigh, NC 27606

Fee:          $500 per participant (includes course materials, lunches, and breaks)

COVID-19 Community Standards

Your health and safety is our top priority. We will be following all NC State University COVID-19 guidelines for this in-person course. Face coverings are required – regardless of vaccination status – in NC State instructional spaces, unless you are actively eating or drinking while maintaining social distancing. As of May 1, face coverings are no longer required outdoors.

Anyone who has not been fully vaccinated should continue wearing a face covering indoors and when in close contact with others. We also encourage everyone who feels safer or more comfortable wearing a face covering to continue doing so.

Visit the Protect the Pack Community Standards site for more information about current NC State University COVID-19 guidelines.


One regulation requirement of the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the development of a food safety plan for facilities required to conduct a hazard analysis and implement preventive controls. Development and implementation of the plan must be done under the supervision of a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI). 

This 20-hour training course, following the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) standardized curriculum recognized by the FDA, is taught by certified lead instructors. Individuals successfully completing the course will receive an official certificate from FSPCA.

Important Scheduling Note

Participants must be present for the entire 20-hour training course to earn a certificate. If you are unable to attend the entire training, please contact Marissa Cohen to make arrangements to make up any missed materials, if possible.


Pre-registration will be available through June 30 and payment can be made on or after July 1. Registration will be open through Friday, July 9, 2021. Registration will be limited to 25 participants. Participants will be placed in available seats on a first-come, first served basis.

If the course is full and you wish to be placed on a waiting list, please email Marissa Cohen, as additional seats may be made available depending on demand. If you are unable to secure a seat or this offering does not fit into your schedule, but would like to confirm your interest in attending a potential second offering of the course, please contact Marissa as well.

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If you have questions about the course or animal food safety, please contact Marissa Cohen.