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The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires every processing facility falling under the regulation to have at least one "Preventive Controls Qualified Individual" (PCQI) to help develop and implement the required Food Safety Plan. **NEW** The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) Blended Training course was developed to provide individuals an alternative to the instructor-led 3-day program 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 certificate. For a clear understanding of this option please click on Blended Training course Background Information. Successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual (PCQI).”

Registration for Part 1 of the Blended course is available on-line by clicking here. You will have up to 6 months to complete 16 Units of parts one but may complete it at your own pace.

Registration for Part 2 offered by Michigan State University Extension is available below.

Dates, Location and Costs:

  • Nov. 30 - PCQI Training Part 2 - Michigan State University, 474 S Shaw Lane, 1310 Anthony Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824
  • $200.00 per person (includes the $50 certificate fee)
Cancellations made prior to more than three weeks prior to the event will incur a $100 cancellation fee. Cancellation received less than three weeks prior to the event will not be refunded for the class. Substitutions will be accepted.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

Contact ANR Event Services at 517-353-3175 or