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Preventive Controls for Dairy Processors

Online Preventive Controls for Dairy Processors Training

The purpose of this online course is to assist artisan and farmstead dairy processors in developing their food safety plans and equip them with the basic knowledge for developing a Preventive Controls Food Safety Plan. The course includes 12 interactive learning modules, quizzes, assignments, and discussion forums, which will practice applying the concepts. Students will also get one-on-one support writing their Preventive Controls Food Safety Plan, so they can feel confident their plan is correct.

The course takes about 20 hours to complete and is self-paced, which means you may begin, pause, continue, and finish the course at whatever pace suits your needs. (The course will remember where you left off.) Upon successful completion of the course you will earn your Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) certification.

The North Carolina Dairy Foundation funded the development of this course.

Registration Process

  1. Click the “Enroll in Course” button above (it will take you to a new webpage).
  2. Click “Add to Cart.”
  3. Select “Proceed to Cart.”
  4. Click “Log in to Continue Order.”
  5. Log in using a guest account, not a UNITY ID account unless you are an NC State University employee. If you already have a Reporter account, click “Brickyard Guest Login.” If not, click “No Account? Sign up here.”
  6. Follow the prompts to purchase the course. After completing these steps, you’ll receive instructions on how to access the online course in the Moodle Learning Management system.
  7. To access the course, log in to and click “Access Online Course.”