The Person-in-Charge (PIC) program is an initiative by Dubai Municipality Food Control Department in order to establish food safety ownership in every food business in the Emirate. It is provided by internationally recognized awarding bodies accredited by Dubai Accreditation Centre – DAC. The Program involves the training and certification of PICs in every food business where one PIC per shift per location is required. The PIC in any food establishment will often be the person who has the overall responsibility for running that location during the entire time of operation. The PIC is accountable to their employer and to Dubai Municipality for making sure that they and the employees on their shift are following effective policies and procedures for food safety. The Training is currently available in 2 levels: PIC2 and PIC3
PIC training is intended for persons directly responsible for the food related operations in certain types of food establishments with direct authority, control or supervision over employees who engage in the storage, preparation, display or service of foods It is a legal requirement that all businesses keep a copy of their PIC certificate on the premises and produce it for inspection on the request of food inspection officers.
This training is designed to enable managers identify practices that could lead to problems and carry out internal inspections of their premises in order to take appropriate corrective actions. It will provide PICs with the knowledge to:
Conducted in 10 learning hours spread over 2 days. The assessment will be conducted upon completion of the training course by the awarding body on behalf of the Food Control Department.
English and Arabic
Learners must successfully pass a one-hour multiple-choice assessment (available in English and in Arabic).
Conducted in 18 learning hours spread over 3 days. The assessment will be conducted upon completion of the training course by the awarding body on behalf of the Food Control Department.
English and Arabic
Learners must successfully pass a two-hour multiple-choice assessment (available in English and in Arabic).