FSMA PCQI Training

Nashville, Tennessee • July 25–27, 2023 

This event is now full. To join the waitlist please contact, Daisy Rodriguez at

The American Feed Industry Association is hosting a Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance Preventive Controls (FSPCA) for Animal Food training. Attendees will receive a FSPCA PCQI certificate after completion of the course.  This training has also been approved for 9 ARPAS CEU's.

The training was developed by the FSPCA and is the “standardized curriculum” the Food and Drug Administration recognizes as adequate for PCQI training. Successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a PCQI.  

The training will cover

  • Overview of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requirements for animal food;
  • Current Good Manufacturing Practice requirements;
  • Animal food safety hazards;
  • Overview of the food safety plan;
  • Hazard analysis and preventive controls determination;
  • Preventive control management components;
  • Process preventive controls;
  • Sanitation preventive controls;
  • Supply chain applied controls; and
  • Recall plans.

Who Should Attend?

Facility quality and regulatory employees who will be designated PCQIs at the facility or part of a PCQI team should attend as well as anyone seeking to understand more about FSMA animal food rule. Participants should leave the training with a better understanding of how to create a food safety plan specific to their facility. This course ihas been submitted for ARPAS credit. 

Hotel & Travel Information

The Inn at Opryland, A Gaylord Hotel – 2401 Music Valley Drive, Nashville, TN 37214

AFIA is pleased to offer registrants a limited number of hotel rooms at a preferred rate of $154 USD per night (plus taxes).  The block is available through June 29, 2023, or until it fills up.  To secure your room within the block, be sure to book before June 29, 2023. 

Book your group rate for PCQI Training 2023, Inn at Opryland: July 24-28, 2023

The cancellation policy is 72 hours prior to arrival. Cancellations within 72 hours of arrival will forfeit 1 night Room & Tax

Complex Shuttle

Gaylord provides a complimentary shuttle for their guests. This shuttle makes a loop between the Inn at Opryland, the Gaylord Resort and the Opry Mills Mall and back. The shuttle begins at 7:50am until 7:00pm daily and runs every 30 minutes. **Please note this schedule is subject to change**

 Airport Shuttle

Gaylord provides an airport shuttle on specific days only. Guests can use the link below to book the aiport shuttle.  Please scroll down until you reach the airport shuttle option. If the date is available, the calendar will have a price. The guests can select that date and purchase the ticket. Once the ticket has been purchased they will receive an order number that they will show to the driver at the airport.

Gaylord Opryland Tickets

If no airport shuttle is available during these dates, other transportation options include; taxis, Uber or Lyft.


Additional Information

If you have any questions on registration, please contact Daisy Rodriguez, AFIA’s registrations and events specialist, at (703) 650-0144 or If you have any questions on the program, please contact Gary Huddleston, AFIA director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs, at (703) 666-8854 or