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FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Foods


Students at a PCHF Training!This blended online course has been designed by the Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance (FSPCA) in collaboration with the FDA. It is a course recognized by FDA at present in meeting their requirements.

By successfully completing this course, you will meet the requirements as a FSPCA Preventive Controls Human Food Qualified Person who can manage a food safety preventive controls program in accordance with the Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls Rule of the US Food and Drug Administration.

Remote Live Delivery through Zoom

We will be hosting instructor led portion remotely and live through Zoom.  All participants will need to have access to a computer or laptop with the following:

  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
  • A webcam or HD webcam – built-in or USB plug-in
  • Due to group work, please try to connect with a laptop or computer and not a mobile device.
  • Create a Zoom account.

Funding for this training was made possible, in part, by the USDA – NIFA Food Safety Outreach Program, grant #2020-04217. The views expressed in written materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does any mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organization imply endorsement by the United States Government

Read the latest Preventive Controls for Human Food: An Overview – Extension Informational PDF Document.

Please email Cathy Blood, if you wish to join our email distribution list to be notified about the training.

Cancellation Policy

We allow changes to your registration until 7 business days prior to the start of the meeting. After that time, no refunds will be given.  There is a cancellation fee of $10.

Payment Policy

We accept all major credit cards.  Course materials will only be available for paid attendees.

If you have questions or problems with registration, please contact Cathy Blood via email.


Part 1: Online with FSPCA
Fee: $208.00 to FSPCA

Self-directed study with your computer.

Start now!  It is a self-directed study.  Once enrolled, you can begin the course immediately. This allows you to study at your own pace, however, you have 9 months to complete the Part 1 course.

FSPCA Registration Page for PCHF Part 1

Part 2: Instructor Led – Virtual using the Zoom Platform
Fee:  $25 to WSU for shipping the manual

Upon completion of Part 1 online, you will receive an enrollment ticket and a completion email. You must present either the enrollment ticket or completion email to Cathy Blood by email to participate in Part 2.