Preventive Controls for Animal Food Blended Course

What is a Blended Course?

Click here to Register for Part 2 at CFD on 9/25/19

Click here to Register for and Take Part 1

How to Register for Part 1

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Part 1 Computer Requirements:

MINIMUM COMPUTER REQUIREMENTSBrowser – Part 1: Online runs on the latest versions of all popular internet browsers; however, for best result we recommend Google Chrome. If you are using a PC, your operating system should be at least Windows 7. If you are using a Mac, your operating system should be at least OSX 10.10. Mobile devices are not supported at this time.Additional Software Programs Needed – You will need to have a software program called Adobe Acrobat Reader™ DC on your computer. If you don’t have this program, it can be downloaded to your computer for free. To download this program, go to the  Adobe website. The free version is all you’ll need for this course. Follow the steps to download Acrobat Reader™.

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The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Animal Food regulation (also referred to as FSMA or Preventive Controls for Animal Food regulation) is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human and animal consumption in the United States. The regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a “preventive controls qualified individual” (PCQI). This course, developed by 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.”

Part 1 Course Fee : $198

Part 2 Course Fee: $300 (at CFD)

Hours: Class begins promptly at 8:00 am and ends at 5:00 pm Lunch is provided. Coffee and water during morning and afternoon breaks. All students seeking a certificate must complete Part 1 and Part 2 to be eligible. 

Refresher Course: If you already have a PCQI certificate you can take Part 2 without taking part 1. If you did not take the original course at CFD, you must provide a copy of your certificate. Email Barbara Simeon at for information on this option.

Part 2 Payment is due at the time of registration. Online payment is not accepted. Payment can be made by Check (Mail to: Co-Operative Feed Dealers PO Box 670, Conklin, NY 13748) or Credit Card (Call Liz Bennett at 607-352-1322). Email questions (never email payment information) to Liz Bennett at 

Cancellations: Payment is refundable, subject to a $100 cancellation fee. Student substitution is allowed by contacting Liz Bennett.

Course size is limited to 12 participants. A minimum of 6 students are required. The instructors reserve the right to defer course registrants to a later course if the class is not full 21 days prior to the start of the class.

Conklin Logistics:  Information on how to get to Conklin, NY, where to stay and eat! 

About the Instructors:

Lead Instructor: Barbara Simeon Certificate #2ca42a12

Barbara Simeon is a FSMA Consultant with Co-operative Feed Dealer’s in Conklin, NY. She has a BS in Accounting and an MBA from Binghamton University. She has over 30 years’ experience in business process analysis and documentation working in defense, utility, import and non-profit sectors. She joined CFD in November of 2015 to focus on the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act and assist CFD members in compliance. She quickly gained knowledge of the Animal Feed industry by completing a Feed Manufacturing Course by The National Grain and Feed Association, AFIA’s “The Feed Industry Institute”, Feed Industry HACCP Training with Department of Soil and Crop Sciences & Office of the Texas State Chemist. She has assisted more than 25 CFD member feed mills in “saying what they do and proving it” working towards compliance with Current Good Manufacturing Practice. Email