FSPCA Preventive Controls For Human Food Course

Now offered in 2 formats:

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NEW FSMA regulations require that key personnel in charge of developing and implementing/managing the Food Safety Plan at a company must be a “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual.” The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) has partnered with the FDA to develop course curriculum to meet the “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual” requirements. Companies have a specific amount of time to comply depending on their size.

Simple Compliance Solutions LLC, now offers FSPCA-approved classroom training and the New FSPCA Blended Course, both at public venues and on-site at companies/organizations, or at a company or organization’s preferred location for private training or live interactive instructor-led virtual for private and public training – this saves travel time and money!


  • Prepare for the new FSMA regulations, when a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) must perform or oversee activities, including preparation of the food safety plan, validation of the preventive controls, records review, and reanalysis of the food safety plans.
  • Learn how to develop a food safety plan compliant with the Preventive Controls rule.
  • Self-Paced eLearning environment (for the new Blended Course).
  • Engage in an interactive environment, with an instructor who holds the FSPCA certificate and has real-world industrial experience with FDA compliance.
  • Learn best practices and review case study examples.
  • Receive the official FSPCA Certificate of Completion and the official FSPCA course book, with reference material.

Who Should Attend/Participate

  • Food Safety personnel
  • QA Directors, Managers, and Supervisors
  • Other key leaders and cross-functional team members instrumental in building or strengthening a company’s food safety culture
  • Regulators, State and Federal (FDA/FSPCA designed the training so that Regulators would attend same classes as industry and understand what is being presented to industry)
  • Company trainers


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Typical Agenda for the 20-hour Preventive Controls for Human Food Course
(16 Modules) 

Note: The blended course covers the same material; however, all 16 modules are on-line and participants participate only in a one day instructor-led, live interactive portion of the blended course. More information below.



This is The Official Curriculum Taught By Lead Instructors Holding Certificates.


(8 Hours)

  1. Introduction to Course & Preventive Controls
  2. Food Safety Plan Overview
  3. Good Manufacturing Practices & Other Prerequisite Programs
  4. Biological Food Safety Hazards
  5. Chemical, Physical and Economically Motivated Food Safety Hazards
  6. Preliminary Steps in Developing a Food Safety plan
  7. Resources for Preparing Food Safety Plans


(8 Hours)

Review and Questions
  1. Hazard Analysis & Preventive Controls Determination
  2. Process Preventive Controls
  3. Food Allergen Preventive Controls
  4. Sanitation Preventive Controls
  5. Supply-Chain Preventive Controls
(4 Hours)

Review and Questions
  1. Verification & Validation Procedures
  2. Record-Keeping Procedures
  3. Recall Plan
  4. Regulation Overview: cGMP, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food

Wrap Up



 New IconBlended eLearning Course Format


Online Training This 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 certificate.

Simple Compliance Solutions LLC, now offers Part 2 as virtual instructor-led session so that you can complete the entire training online – saves time and money!





 FSPCA Lead Instructor

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Mrs. Montgomery is an FSPCA Lead Instructor (Human Foods Certificate # 32c592bd, Animal Foods Certificate # 1bd2c691, Foreign Supplier Verification Programs Certificate # f3830814) with over 30 years experience as a food safety executive in large-scale manufacturing. Montgomery is the Principal of Simple Compliance Solutions, LLC and a Registered Microbiologist (National Registry of Certified Microbiologists).



Upcoming Training for Public Courses

Option 1 Online - FSPCA Blended eLearning Course


Beginning March, 2017 
 Part 1 & 2 (Cost: $795)
Part 2 only (Cost: $598)



Currently, the Blended eLearning format is only available for the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food course. The Blended course consists of two parts. Part 1 is the official 16 modules FSPCA curriculum online that you can complete at on your own pace. Part 2 is virtual instructor-led and is being offered in two 4 hour sessions that occurs once per month.  During this session you will take a closer look at a Food Safety Plan to ensure you’re prepared to write or update your own plan to satisfy the new Preventive Controls for Human Food requirements. The virtual session is directed by an FSPCA lead instructor. You must complete both Part 1 and Part 2 to receive your certificate.

Upcoming dates for Part 2 virtual instructor-led sessions:

Jul 11-12, Aug 14-15 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST
Sep 12-13, Oct 17-18, Nov 14-15, Dec 5-6 | 2:30 – 6:30 pm EST

Jan 30-31, Mar 13-14, Apr 24-25, May 8-9 | 2:30 – 6:30 pm EST
June 12-13, July 24-25, August 6-7 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm EST
August 21-22, September 18-19, October 16-17, November 13-14, December  11-12 | 12:30 – 4:30 pm EST



Complete Course Registration (Part 1 and Part 2):


Registration for Part 2 Only:
Click here to register for the Part 2 Virtual Instructor-Led Session only if you have already completed Part 1 of the curriculum online.





Option 2 - FSPCA In-Person Classroom


Now through – Sept 2017
Kiawah Island, SC (Cost: $795)

This course is 2.5 day on site, includes $50 certificate, course manual/reference book, light lunch and snacks.


Being in the class room that overlooks the beautiful ocean and beaches of Kiawah Island is a huge bonus to the class. It sets a very beautiful and relaxing atmosphere to learn in.”

– Randy Franklin, Great Eastern Sun


Course location:
Beautiful Kiawah Island (near Charleston), South Carolina, 29455, at The Sandcastle, an Oceanside Conference & Event Center, One Shipwatch Road. (Kiawah Island is a world renowned conference and vacation locale, for families and special events, and voted # 1 island in North America by Conde Nast Traveler. Kiawah is the home of the Ocean Course: “Proud Host of the 2021 PGA Championship” and host of the 1991 Ryder Cup, 2007 Senior PGA Championship and the 2012 and 2021 PGA Championships and 4 other beautiful public courses, among numerous other awards such as # 1 Family Resort and # 1 Tennis Resort.) Note: the conference room has windows overlooking the beach and a deck to gather during breaks or access the beach for a walk.
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In Historic Charleston, SC
A vast assortment of hotels are nearby in Historic Charleston, voted America’s # 1 Small City, 5 years & counting:  www.charlestoncvb.com  (Note: Charleston hotels closest to Kiawah that have been recommended by other course attendees are the Residence Inn Charleston, and the Holiday Inn Riverview, both with views of the Ashley River.)

On Kiawah
The Andell Inn(AndellInn.com, Tel: 843-793-6050), is a Boutique Village Resort Hotel, voted a Top 10 Hotel, 2015 by Southern Living Magazine and located in Freshfields Village, a unique town-center mix of shopping and dining, in a stylish atmosphere.

1, 2, & 3 bedroom villas & also houses are also available on Kiawah:

  • KiawahResort.com (Tel: 800-654-2924)
  • PamHarringtonExclusives.com (Tel: 800-845-6966) 5 night minimum


Refund Policy:
Cancellations with refund up to 2 weeks prior. The $19.95 processing fee is not refunded.




Private Options for Training

This course can also be delivered as private training in-house or at your preferred location for your company or organization. Please contact the Lead Instructor, Rachel Montgomery, to request a quote.

Facility and corporate executives:  bring your entire or key members of your food safety team to this public course (or as a private option) and take advantage of time to confer and to plan your compliance with this far-reaching new rule.  Bringing in key leaders and cross-functional team members can be instrumental in building or strengthening your food safety culture. It is also an opportunity to bring family members and combine business with meaningful family time at a resort location.


contact Phone: (843) 564-8583 
Email: [email protected]





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