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PCQI Online Training

Ensure your company is prepared for an inspection or audit by training multiple members of your team as Preventive Controls Qualified Individuals (PCQIs).

This training contains updated FDA guidance on FSMA’s Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCHF) rule, and is an interactive, scenario-based course that covers the FDA-approved standardized curriculum components, including:

  • 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)

Who Should Take This Course?

This ten-module program is for any personnel in an FDA-regulated food processing facility who 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. Companies of all sizes typically train multiple PCQIs to ensure that one is available on all shifts.

After passing the exam, a completion certificate can be downloaded and either shared or placed with your Food Safety Plan.

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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.

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, once purchased, your login information remains active and you will have access to all the material. Since our course is entirely online and self-paced, you also have the option to skip through the material so you can reacquaint yourself with only the sections you need.

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

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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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.