Poultry Welfare Auditor Course (PAACO)

Thank you to the PAACO trainers, site host and sponsors for making this course such a success.

PIC is the Canadian delivery agent of the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO) Poultry Welfare Auditor Course. Due to the Ontario Avian Influenza situation, our May 2015 course offering had to be rescheduled to September 22-24 2015. This Woodstock, ON training session was highly successful and extremely well received by participants. A total of 89 in attendance meant that the course reached maximum capacity and had a waiting list months in advance. Through classroom instruction and on-site training at hatcheries, farms and processing plants, auditor trainees were taught about common practices in commercial production facilities, and how to conduct audits of these premises. Upon successful completion of the course and shadow auditing requirements, trainees become certified PAACO Poultry Auditors.

In response to industry feedback and in recognition of the key difference between the Canadian and American poultry industries, PIC initiated and negotiated course content changes with PAACO in an effort to increase the value and relevance of the PAACO course to Canadian participants. These changes included highlighting Canadian auditing programs wherever possible, as well as featuring Canadian audit instructors for the first time. We look forward to evaluating the needs of our stakeholders regarding auditor training courses moving forward, and examining the possibility of a fully Canadian program.


“A great course – the organizers did an excellent job!”

“I found the course very educational and worthwhile”

“Thanks for all you hard work at PIC and specifically for this certification course.  I had a great time.  It was all very educational and a great way for an old guy like me to continue learning in the poultry industry.”

Click here to access PAACO Supplemental Training  Materials.

PACCO pg 1 Sept 20151


Thank you to our site hosts for their generous contribution, we could not run the on-site training component without them!

Cargill –   Jarvis Hatchery

Maple Leaf – New Hamburg Hatchery

Maple Leaf – Thamesford Turkey Plant

Dan Veldman Egg Producer

Cornelius Duizer Family Farm

Bob McCaley SPI Turkey Farm


Thank you to our Corporate Premium Sponsors for 2015.

2015 Corporate premium sponsors