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The Food Safety Modernization Act requires mandatory personnel training for 3 of the 7 foundational rules:

  • Preventive Controls for Human Food
  • Preventive Controls for Animal Food
  • Produce Safety

Completion of both the Human and Animal food courses will certify the participant as a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI).

FDA recognized training courses are offered for all three rules through NC State University in conjunction with Cooperative Extension. Find a course time and location that suits your needs!

All available Preventive Controls training courses for Human and Animal food can be found on the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) website. All upcoming Produce Safety Rule training courses can be found on the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) website.

Produce Safety Rule Trainings

Find details and registration for all upcoming produce safety rule trainings at the NC Fresh Produce Safety website!

2019 Preventive Controls for Human Food 2.5 Day PCQI Courses

Date Location Registration
January 23-25 Charlotte, NC Closed
March 20-22 Winston-Salem, NC Closed
June 12-14 Raleigh, NC Closed
September 11-13 Mills River, NC Closed
November 6-8 Raleigh, NC Link to register

Sanitation and Allergen Management for Food Processors

Date and Time Location Registration
Spring 2020 NC State University, Raleigh, NC Coming soon!

Preventive Controls For Animal Food Trainings

If you are interested in attending an animal food training course, please contact Marissa Herchler.

Date Location Registration
May 23-25, 2017 Raleigh NC Closed
September 27-29, 2017 Raleigh NC Closed
March 6-8, 2018 Raleigh NC Closed
July 23-25, 2019 Raleigh, NC Closed
April 7-9, 2020 Raleigh, NC Link to Register