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NC State Extension

FSMA Preventive Controls for Animal Food (PCQI) Course

July 14-16, 2021
Raleigh, North Carolina

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.


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


Day 1 (10 a.m.–5 p.m.)

Introduction to the Course
Chapter 1: Regulatory Overview and Introduction to the Rule
Chapter 2: Current Good Manufacturing Practice
Chapter 3: Animal Food Safety Hazards

Day 2 (8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.)

Chapter 4: Overview of the Food Safety Plan
Chapter 5: Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls Determination
Chapter 6: Required Preventive Controls Management Components
Chapter 7: Process Preventive Controls

Day 3 (8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.)

Chapter 8: Sanitation Preventive Controls
Chapter 9: Supply-Chain-Applied Controls
Chapter 10: Recall Plan

Accommodations and Ground Transportation


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh

Aloft Raleigh

The StateView Hotel

Ground Transportation

It is expected that most participants will drive to the course and provide their own transportation.

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.

Fees and Registration


Fee per participant $500

Fee includes all course materials (manual, workbook and completion certificate), lunches and breaks/snacks.


pre-registration button

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 dependent on demand. Also, if you are unable to secure a seat of this offering does not fit into your schedule, but you would like to confirm your interest in attending a potential second offering of the course, please contact Marissa as well.

Cancellation Notice

If you register and your plans change, please contact Marissa Cohen as soon as possible.

For Additional Information Contact

Marissa Herchler Cohen
NC State University
Cooperative Extension Service
Prestage Department of Poultry Science
234 D Scott Hall
Raleigh, NC 27695-7608

Phone: +1 919.515.5396