PCQI Training

More Information
In this Section

As an essential role within a food processing facility, the Preventive Controls Qualified Individual is crucial to the management and preparation of the food safety plan, validation of preventive controls and more. Become a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) by successfully completing this specialized training.

This course is aimed at those seeking to meet the training requirements for PCQI, including:

  • Executives who are ultimately responsible for food safety
  • Mid- and lower-level managers who are responsible for food safety
  • Sanitation personnel, who directly impact food safety
  • Support personnel involved in food safety and food quality
  • Regulatory personnel
  • Unsure if your facility is compliant?
  • Companies that are considered small (less than 500) must be compliant by September 2017.

About the Instructor:


Elise Forward has over 17 years in the food industry and has worked in laboratory and production environments and in the import and distribution sector.  She has built quality systems that were deemed “best in class.”  Elise is very experienced in Supplier Management and has a knack for finding the issues that can elevate the risk levels. Elise's experience spans the Organic industry as well as Kosher, non-GMO project, and various other certifications. 

Elise is a member of Institute of Food Technologists and International Association of Food Protection. She has a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Wartburg College and additional training from MSOE in quality systems and statistics.  Elise is a certified HACCP Manager through NSF International as well as a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual for Human Foods Lead Instructor.