Online Training for Your Preventive Controls Support Team

Become FSMA-ready anywhere at anytime at a fraction of the cost of traditional training methods. ImEpik's HARPC Online course is a pathway through the required FSMA components of the food safety plan. The course addresses the challenge faced by tens of thousands of food plants now required to record and verify food safety training.

The ImEpik HARPC course is an interactive, assessment-based online program that trains food industry employees. Characters representing a food safety team guide you through building a food safety team and strengthening the food safety culture at your facility. Working through product-specific case scenarios, trainees are placed in practical plant situations that culminate with development of a food safety plan outline and a comprehensive final examination. You'll learn about FSMA requirements, hazard analysis, preventive controls (process, sanitation, allergen, supply chain), developing a food safety plan (monitoring, verification and validation procedures, developing a recall plan, recordkeeping procedures), and GMPs. In addition, HARPC Online addresses food defense, foreign supplier verification program, and creating a food safety culture.



  • Module One: The Food Safety Modernization Act: Advancing Prevention Focused Food Safety Systems
  • Module Two: Personnel: Roles and Responsibilities for Food Safety
  • Module Three: Identifying and Evaluating Hazards in the Production Environment
  • Module Four: Hazard Analysis and The Process Flow Diagram
  • Module Five: The Written Food Safety Plan
  • Module Six: Sanitation, Allergens, and Environmental Controls
  • Module Seven: Supply Chain Controls
  • Module Eight: The Recall Plan and Recordkeeping with Related Supplier/Audit Actions
  • Module Nine: Putting It All Together – Building the Food Safety Plan
  • Module Ten: Food Safety Plan Outline: Final Project

After This Course You'll Know How To:

  • Apply HARPC principles
  • Build a food safety plan using GMPs
  • Integrate the food safety principles of HACCP into HARPC, and expand the hazard analysis process
  • Understand preventive controls along with the management components necessary to ensure they are implemented and effective
  • Identify the components necessary for a product-specific food safety plan and know how to create a food safety plan outline

Target Audience

This course is focused on the personnel who support the Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) with the development and execution of the preventive controls plan (HARPC). The food safety team leader is required to complete the FDA-recognized FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Foods course or equivalent training. HARPC Online is a great training option for:

  • Food safety team members
  • Management team at each site
  • Personnel responsible for monitoring preventive controls, conducting verification under HARPC, and assisting with validation of preventive controls.
  • Those who manufacture FDA-regulated products in the US or distribute them to the US

Enrollment Information

Enrollments are accepted any time. Each interactive lesson has built-in quizzes to test your knowledge throughout the course. After successful completion of the course you can print a certificate of completion.

Time allowed to complete the course: 3 Years

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive 0.7 IACET continuing education units.

Technology Requirements

PC or tablet, internet access

  • Chrome – should be within 2 releases of the latest version
  • FireFox - should be within 2 releases of the latest version
  • IE – IE 11 and above
  • Safari on OS x - should be within 1 release of the latest version


HARPC Online SALE - Regularly $800

Upon Enrollment$700.00