Get your FDA-accepted PCQI certificate of completion with our 100% online, self-paced course. Now available in Spanish!

$750

PCQI Online Training

Inspectors and auditors look for a well-trained team, and now with ImEPIK’s online PCQI program you can train in both English and Spanish.

PCQI Online includes the FDA’s standard curriculum and is based on real production scenarios. The course covers:

  • cGMPs and HACCP
  • Preventive controls (e.g. process, allergen, supply chain)
  • Developing a food safety plan (e.g. verification & validation procedures, developing a recall plan, and recordkeeping procedures)

Trusted by thousands of food safety professionals, PCQI Online is widely accepted by industry and regulatory officials. Implement a culture of food safety in your organization today and comply with the latest FDA guidance.

Plus, research shows that online learning like this creates positive food safety outcomes.*

Who Should Take This Course?

This ten-module program is for anyone who works in an FDA-regulated food processing facility and is responsible for the creation and execution of the food safety plan.

Typically managers, supervisors and quality control leads take this course, as well as all members of the food safety team. After passing the exam, you can download your completion certificate to show you’ve been trained.

Companies of all sizes often train multiple PCQIs to ensure that one is available on all shifts, which is why ImEPIK also offers team pricing.

*A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Food Safety and Hygiene Training on Food Handlers, Foods, Sept. 2020, Insfran-Rivarola, et al.

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100% Online
Available in Spanish and English
No Scheduled Virtual Sessions
100% Self Paced
FDA Standard Curriculum
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FAQs

When we say the course is “100% Online,” we mean that it’s self-paced and does not require you to schedule a virtual classroom session or attend a webinar. You do the training on your time, whenever you want and from wherever you and your computer/tablet are located.

Most other PCQI offerings are either in-person courses or are partially online and require scheduling additional sessions to earn your completion certificate. ImEPIK’s course is 100% online and totally self-paced, which means you can avoid stringent schedules or limited seating in virtual classrooms.

There is no official accreditation or course endorsement required for a PCQI course to be considered legitimate. The FDA also does not legally require a course from a specific organization to become a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI).

They do, however, ask that courses include the FDA’s Standard Curriculum and ImEPIK’s PCQI Online does include the FDA’s curriculum. There is also no requirement that your training certificate come from the FSPCA.

At the end of the day, an auditor or inspector will look at the quality of your facility’s food safety plan and how well you’re implementing your programs and protocols. Deficiencies in these areas will often indicate that a PCQI needs additional training.

Yes, when you complete PCQI Online you’ll receive a certificate of completion. This certificate is important as it is used as proof that you’ve been trained in the concepts defined under FSMA.

FDA inspectors and independent auditors alike accept the completion certificate you earn after completing PCQI Online.

You will automatically receive a completion certificate once you pass the final exam and there is no additional cost.

We get this question a lot. Technically, there is no accredited certification program for PCQIs. What does exist is a standard training curriculum developed under the direction of the FDA, and that curriculum is included in ImEPIK’s PCQI Online training.

When food safety and quality professionals claim they are “PCQI certified,” what they mean is that they’ve earned a certificate showing that they’ve completed training.

Yes, our checkout process allows you to purchase multiple licenses at one time, as well as assign these courses to the correct individuals. Course licenses can also be assigned later – the process was designed to be flexible.

In addition, we have team pricing so you can purchase multiple courses at a reduced rate.  If you have any questions please contact us at support@imepik.com

Hanna L.

This course is a great alternative to an in-person course. The modules combined videos, a reference manual and the real-life scenarios that helped to break up the online training.
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2020-07-22T11:31:34-04:00

Hanna L.

This course is a great alternative to an in-person course. The modules combined videos, a reference manual and the real-life scenarios that helped to break up the online training.

Eric W.

This is a great course that's been put together in a sequence that helped me understand and retain the knowledge required to become a PCQI.

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2020-07-22T11:32:26-04:00

Eric W.

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Barney K.

Excellent value in terms of educational content and cost. The course balanced regulation with actual implementation, and how both apply to all aspects of preventive controls and risk management.
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2020-07-22T11:29:22-04:00

Barney K.

Excellent value in terms of educational content and cost. The course balanced regulation with actual implementation, and how both apply to all aspects of preventive controls and risk management.
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ImEPIK

Get your FDA-accepted completion certificate with our 100% online, self-paced course. Now available in Spanish!

$750