Predictive current controllers offer superior control action in power factor correction (PFC) converters, however, cause tracking error in the average inductor current due to the unmodeled circuit parameters and variations which could lead to higher harmonic currents, higher input current THD and impact on the output voltage. Attempts to make the predictive current control equations accurate leads to increased computational complexity, thus limiting the switching frequency of operation or increasing the processing requirements. This article proposes a computationally simple predictive continuous conduction mode average current controller based on the concept of moving averages for the boost PFC converter and achieves nearly zero tracking error in the average inductor current. Additionally, a predictive current controller is derived for performance comparison by considering the effect of major converter nonidealities and digital implementation aspects. The performance of the proposed predictive current controller is compared with that of a PI current controller, an ideal predictive current controller and the derived predictive current controller with nonidealities included. Experimental studies on a boost PFC converter hardware prototype validate the effectiveness of the proposed predictive current controller. © 1972-2012 IEEE.