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#1 hskdog

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Posted 18 February 2021 - 02:06 AM

Hi everyone,  I was wondering if someone could give me some advice on my question. I have worked for a food company in Taiwan for 2 years. My job: 1. Manage all the certification of my company including FSSC22000, HACCP, SQF, TQF(Taiwan Quality Food Association) and other external audit from government, client, foreign countries as well. 2. Design and review FSMA-compliant food safety plan (but my manager has a PCQI certificate, I dont.). I'm leaving Taiwan to U.S this year, so I'm thinking to get a PCQI certificate or some training that can help me better to get a job in U.S, but PCQI training is a bit expensive. Question:  1. Does PCQI certificate increase my chances of getting a job in U.S? or other suggestions for me? (I have SQF Practitioner and HACCP training certificate)



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Posted 18 February 2021 - 02:17 AM

You need to be qualified to be the PCQI. But certification is not required. I am not aware of any greater chance at employment for a certificate as it is experience that will be viewed much closer.


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Posted 18 February 2021 - 02:30 AM

A PCQI certificate will not necessarily increase your chances of landing a job in the US. It's not a necessary certification. The CFR itself states the certificate is not required. However, it won't hurt to have one. Remember: one can never be overdressed or overeducated!


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Posted 18 February 2021 - 06:27 AM

You need to be qualified to be the PCQI. But certification is not required. I am not aware of any greater chance at employment for a certificate as it is experience that will be viewed much closer.

Thank you, Glenn, I just found out I used the wrong word, is not certification.



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Posted 18 February 2021 - 06:38 AM

A PCQI certificate will not necessarily increase your chances of landing a job in the US. It's not a necessary certification. The CFR itself states the certificate is not required. However, it won't hurt to have one. Remember: one can never be overdressed or overeducated!

Thank you for your advice!! :smile:






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