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FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Certification Training, July 26, 2023


Part 2: In Person


  • $250.00 per person (Maine Businesses)
  • $350.00 (Out-of-State)

The price includes an individually numbered certificate from the Preventive Controls Alliance and the Association of Food & Drug Officials. There is some partial financial assistance available for Maine small businesses, see below.

Upon completion of this blended course, the trainee will become an FDA-recognized “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual” (PCQI).


UMaine Cooperative Extension, Waldo County
992 Waterville Road
Waldo, ME

Each Participant must have:

  • Personal computer, no cell phone or tablets
  • One participant per computer
  • Camera and sound on the whole class time
  • Familiarity with Google Docs
  • If you are joining in the same physical room as someone else you must utilize headphones to minimize background noise and feedback.

Each student will need a copy of the PC Guide:

You must have completed the blended online part 1 before being eligible for part 2!

More information about Part 1 can be found on the FSPCA Training & Materials page, FSPCA Preventative Controls for Human Food Blended Course section (FSPCA website). Part 1 costs $208 (paid to FSPCA and not UMaine) and you can enroll on the FSPCA Preventative Controls for Human Food Blended Course Online (AOH)[P1H] page (ifpti website).

Part One proof of completion is due by July 19, 2023. Email proof of completion to Theresa Tilton,

The deadline to register is July 14, 2023.  (Please note: We reserve the right to cancel this workshop if we do not meet the minimum number of participants. A full refund will be given.)

  • Maximum registration: 25
  • Minimum number of registrations: 10

No refunds are given on or after July 7, 2023.

Financial Assistance Opportunity: if you are a small business (sales less than $500,000/year) from Maine, you can apply for $75 financial assistance to reduce the cost of your registration (final cost: $175). Visit the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Certification Training page to complete and submit the form and receive a coupon code to register.

The submission deadline for financial assistance applications is July 7, 2023.

Note: If registering more than one person, please register yourself, click Enroll, and then use the “Continue Shopping” option in your cart to add additional participants.



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Program Description

FSPCA Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance

FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Certification Training

The course covers:

  • How to create a Food Safety Plan meeting the FDA requirements as required by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
  • How to conduct a Hazard Analysis, and differentiate between prerequisite programs and risk-based preventive controls.
  • Guidelines for choosing Critical Limits, setting-up monitoring programs, and implementing corrective actions when deviations occur.
  • Documentation for all aspects of the PCHF-required Food Safety Plan including verification and validation activities, monitoring, corrective actions, and records review.

For more information visit the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Certification Training page.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation or need a translator to participate in this program, please contact Theresa Tilton at or 207.942.7396 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request. However, all requests will be considered.

In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, familial status, ancestry, age, disability physical or mental, genetic information, or veterans or military status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities.  The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 Boudreau Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Program Details


July 26, 2023


8:30 am – 5:30 pm


UMaine Cooperative Extension, Waldo County, 992 Waterville Rd., Waldo, ME


Robson Machado, Ph.D. Food Science Specialist and Assistant Extension Professor UMaine Extension, Dave Seddon, MBA RD LD

Contact Name

Theresa Tilton, UMaine Extension Staff

Contact Email

Contact Phone

207.942.7396 or 1.800.287.1485 (in Maine)

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$250 per person (Maine Businesses), $350 per person (out-of-state)


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