Become a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual on your schedule.
Get your FDA accepted completion certificate with our
100% online, self-paced course.

$750

PCQI Online Training

Inspectors and auditors look for a well-trained team, and ImEPIK’s online PCQI program can ensure your company complies with the latest FDA guidance.

Trusted by thousands of food safety professionals, our training is accepted by industry and regulatory officials alike. Implement a culture of food safety in your organization today.

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)

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 those seeking to advance to such a position. 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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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 “accreditation” for PCQI training. You simply receive a completion certificate when you’ve passed the course.

The FDA also does not require that you receive PCQI training through a specific entity or organization. The FDA does, however, require any PCQI training to follow the FDA’s curriculum.

ImEPIK’s PCQI Online not only follows the FDA mandated curriculum but offers additional resources including an online manual, glossary terms, and real production scenarios.

Our completion certificate is accepted by FDA inspectors and third-party auditors, and can be instantly downloaded and emailed as needed.

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

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.

Yes, this course is designed to prepare you for the role of PCQI. PCQI Online was designed using the FDA’s Standardized Curriculum, but our exclusively online format means you don’t have to sit in a classroom lecture for hours on end.

The course is broken up into 10 modules that include voice-over-narration, animated videos, and interactive exercises complemented by an online study manual. By the end of the course, you will have completed practical situations that culminate with the development of a food safety plan outline.

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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Become a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual on your schedule.
Get your FDA accepted completion certificate with our
100% online, self-paced course.

$750