Training & Materials
NEW! FSPCA PCHF v2.0 Update FAQs
FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Course
FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Blended Course
FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Lead Instructor Training
Submit a Lead Instructor Application
Lead Instructor Course Schedule
FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Participant Manual (English)
FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Participant Manual v1.2 (Chinese)
FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Participant Manual v1.2 S1 (Spanish)
FSPCA-Errata-Sheet-for-Versions-1.0-1.1 for Participants
FSPCA PCHF Errata Sheet for Version 1.2 for Instructors/Participants
FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Courses
FSPCA FORM 0064: PCHF Food Facility Type and Applicable Regulations Table
FSVP Module for Preventive Controls
FSPCA PREVENTIVE CONTROLS FOR HUMAN FOOD
The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation (referred to as the Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation) is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human consumption in the United States. The regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a “preventive controls qualified individual” who has “successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls”. This course developed by the FSPCA is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual.”
These courses are taught by Lead Instructors trained by the FSPCA, who have been instructed in how to teach the FDA-recognized standardized curriculum.
This course is a prerequisite to the FSPCA PREVENTIVE CONTROLS FOR HUMAN FOOD LEAD INSTRUCTOR TRAINING course.
FSPCA PREVENTIVE CONTROLS FOR HUMAN FOOD BLENDED COURSE
This Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) Blended Training course was developed to provide an alternative for individuals to complete the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food course. The Blended course consists of 2 parts. Part 1 is online, and Part 2 is instructor-led. Both parts must be completed in order to obtain the FSPCA certificate of training.
Once you start the Part 1: Online course, you must complete the course in six months to be eligible to attend the Part 2: Instructor-Led course. The Part 2: Instructor-Led course is a one-day face-to-face interactive course using the principles learned from the course materials in the Part 1: Online course. You must complete the Part 2: Instructor-Led in nine months after completion of the Part 1: Online course. If you fail to complete either the Part 1 or Part 2 courses within the timeframe noted, you will be required to re-enroll and pay the registration fees again. There are no extensions granted and no refunds given.
Part 1: Online course
Before you enroll for Part 1: Online course, please read the background information to help you understand how the course is structured and what options will work best for you.
The Part 1: Online course is $208 USD (effective 1/1/2022). Click here to enroll. Once enrolled, you can begin the course immediately. You will also receive an automated enrollment confirmation email. For group purchases, questions, or assistance contact the LMS Admin at LMSadmin@ifpti.org or by phone at 269.488.3258.
Part 2: Instructor-Led course
Any Human Food Lead Instructor can provide a one-day (8 contact hours) Human Food Part 2: Instructor-Led course. Search for upcoming Human Food Part 2 courses and Human Food Lead Instructors on the FSPCA Community website.
If you would like to see how the course looks, a free trial of the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Blended Course can be accessed here. This will give you an idea how the Human Food Blended course is put together. Contact the LMS Admin at LMSadmin@ifpti.org if you have any issues accessing the free trial.
FSPCA PREVENTIVE CONTROLS FOR HUMAN FOOD LEAD INSTRUCTOR TRAINING
This course provides the participant the knowledge and tools needed to perform the duties of a Lead Instructor for the standardized training curriculum that FDA considers adequate in meeting the requirements for training of a preventive controls qualified individual under the Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Human Food rule.
The course content is focused on strategies to aid in the effective instruction of the food safety activities and documentation that support the creation and implementation of a preventive controls Food Safety Plan. Administrative tasks for issuing Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance certificates is also covered as well as a refresher on effective presentation for the adult learner.
Upon successful completion of the full FSPCA Lead Instructor Course for Human Food, you will be trained to be a Lead Instructor by the FSPCA. Completing this training allows you to deliver the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food course as a Lead Instructor. You will receive email notification upon completion of the course with instructions on how to download the Lead Instructor for Human Food FSPCA certificate of completion.
- Successful completion of the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Course
- Must be an approved FSPCA Lead Instructor candidate to register
- Participants must attend the entire course
- Other prerequisites may apply depending on course type/modality
SUBMIT A LEAD INSTRUCTOR APPLICATION
Effective immediately, applications for Human Food Lead Instructors have been temporarily suspended.
FSPCA is now dedicating their time and resources to planning FSPCA activities to implement the V2.0 Human Food curriculum. FSPCA plans to reprogram systems to reflect new procedures, including the Lead Instructor Application System. Check back here for updates.
Human Food Lead INSTRUCTOR COURSE SCHEDULE
- Only approved FSPCA Lead Instructor for Human Food Candidates are eligible to enroll.
- Other prerequisites may apply depending on course type/modality.
- Download and review the course agenda. It will be important for you to be present at the class for the entire time in order for you to receive your Lead Instructor certificate. Failure to demonstrate understanding of FSPCA training materials through participation in exercises, questions asked, teach back observations may result in you not receiving your Lead Instructor certificate.
- Course may be cancelled due to low enrollment
FSPCA 5-Day Virtual Human Food Lead Instructor Training
IMPORTANT: Before you enroll, please thoroughly review the attached course information packets. These packets contain step-by-step directions for the enrollment process. Each step must be completed in the order noted to successfully enroll. Please note! FSPCA is now dedicating their time and resources to getting V2.0 ready. FSPCA will host only these two PCHF LI courses so we can be successful in our implementation.
- SOLD OUT! Monday, April 10 – Friday, April 14, 2023 Information Packet | Agenda
- Monday, June 19 – Friday, June 23, 2023 Information Packet | Agenda
Location: Live, virtual
Course Platform: Zoom
Duration: Five 5-hour sessions
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm daily (U.S. Central)
Fee: $1599.00 USD
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