GS1 Foundations for Healthcare Online Certificate

GS1 Foundations for Healthcare Online Certificate

Learn the foundational aspects of globally unique healthcare product and location identification and barcoding with GS1 Standards. Also included: the GTIN Management Standard, GS1 Package Measurement Rules, and an introduction to EPCIS and GDSN®.

To order 1 to 4 seats, select a seat quantity from the dropdown, click Add To Cart, and when prompted, provide details for each registrant who will fill the seats. For each registrant, please provide their first name, last name, a unique email address, phone number, and any additional details that our trainers may need to know for this registrant. If you are only registering on behalf of others, you do not need to enter your contact info until the checkout process begins. 

To order multi-seat packages for teams of 5, 10, 25, or 100 at a discounted rate, visit the volume pricing page.


Number of seats  Price Save
1 $450.00
5 $2,125.00  $125.00
10 $3,500.00 $1,000.00
25 $7,500.00 $3,750.00
100 $25,000.00 $20,000.00

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Did you know when you successfully complete a GS1 US certificate course, you can earn an important credential in the use of GS1 Standards? And you can add this new skill to your online resume with a GS1 US Badge and share it via social media. GS1 US certificate course badges are valid for three years from the date of issue. For more info, visit our Badging Program page.
    • $450.00
Learn the foundational aspects of globally unique healthcare product and location identification and barcoding with GS1 Standards. Also included: the GTIN Management Standard, GS1 Package Measurement Rules, and an introduction to EPCIS and GDSN®.

To order 1 to 4 seats, select a seat quantity from the dropdown, click Add To Cart, and when prompted, provide details for each registrant who will fill the seats. For each registrant, please provide their first name, last name, a unique email address, phone number, and any additional details that our trainers may need to know for this registrant. If you are only registering on behalf of others, you do not need to enter your contact info until the checkout process begins. 

To order multi-seat packages for teams of 5, 10, 25, or 100 at a discounted rate, visit the volume pricing page.


Number of seats  Price Save
1 $450.00
5 $2,125.00  $125.00
10 $3,500.00 $1,000.00
25 $7,500.00 $3,750.00
100 $25,000.00 $20,000.00

Earn a badge - your GS1 Standards credential
Did you know when you successfully complete a GS1 US certificate course, you can earn an important credential in the use of GS1 Standards? And you can add this new skill to your online resume with a GS1 US Badge and share it via social media. GS1 US certificate course badges are valid for three years from the date of issue. For more info, visit our Badging Program page.
Are you new to GS1 Standards or need a refresher? This online certificate training covers the foundational aspects of globally unique product and location identification, barcoding with GS1 Standards, and the basics of data sharing.

Learn how to request that your NDC (National Drug Code) Labeler Code be included as part of your GS1 US-issued GS1 Company Prefix; how to use your GS1 Company Prefix to create GS1 identifiers for products and locations; build trade item hierarchies; and use the most common GS1 barcodes in accordance with industry best practices. You will also gain a basic understanding of the Global Data Synchronization Network™ (GDSN®) and Electronic Product Code Information Services (EPCIS) for sharing data, as well as the Package Measurement Rules and the GTIN Management Standard to help you apply GS1 Standards properly to your business processes.

Equipped with the knowledge of GS1 Foundations, you can:
  • Lower product returns and rejections resulting from inaccurate product data
  • Reduce scanning for linear and 2D barcodes that could result in unusable product
  • Correctly apply GTINs to packaging levels for pharmaceutical and medical device products
  • Establish a solid foundation to prepare for U.S. FDA UDI* and DSCSA** requirements
  • Enable effective track & trace processes
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  • Have more questions and want to speak to a GS1 Foundations for Healthcare course specialist? Please call 937-428-3796. Specialists are available Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm EST or email us at training@gs1us.org.
You will have unlimited access to the course for one year from the time of purchase.

Time duration: Approximate time to complete the series is six hours. An assessment is administered during the online training to test knowledge of the key takeaways.

Earn a Badge - your GS1 Standards credential 
Did you know when you successfully complete a GS1 US certificate course, you can earn an important credential in the use of GS1 Standards? And you can add this new skill to your online resume with a GS1 US Badge and share it via social media. GS1 US certificate course badges are valid for three years from the date of issue. For more info, visit our Badging Program page.

Please be advised that this content was created generally for GS1 Company Prefix holders. If you licensed a Single GS1 Identifier (i.e., GS1 US GTIN), we recommend evaluating this offering carefully to ensure its applicability to your business needs. The information provided is for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal or business advice.

Please note:

Orders are processed hourly between 8am – 6pm ET. Once processed, you will receive a system-generated email from gs1ussupport@xceleratemedia.com and the purchased course(s) will be assigned to your learning plan in the GS1 US Learning Management System (LMS) usually within an hour. If you purchase outside these hours, the course(s) will be processed at 9pm, midnight or at 5am ET respectively. If you do not see your purchased course(s) in your learning plan within 24 hours of purchase, please contact training@gs1us.org.

*For information about the rule, see the U.S. FDA Unique Device Identification System 
**For information about the act, see the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act

Disclaimer: GS1 US is the local GS1 Member Organization that supports implementation of the GS1 System in the United States. GS1 US employees are not representatives or agents of the U.S. FDA, and the content herein has not been reviewed, approved, or authorized by the U.S. FDA. 

Who would benefit:

Healthcare professionals who manage the product life cycle from creation through distribution and merchandising, including product management, supply chain operations, logistics, category management, and shopper marketing.


Nine On-Demand Modules — Learn at your Own Pace and Convenience
The GS1 Foundations for Healthcare Online Certificate course consists of the following self-paced modules:
Module 1:   Overview of GS1 Standards
Module 2a: How to Use Your GS1 Company Prefix (NDC)
Module 2b: How to Use Your GS1 Company Prefix (EAN/UPC)
Module 3:   How to Create and Manage Your Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs)
Module 4:   GTIN Management Standard
Module 5:   How to Barcode Your Products
Module 6:   Introduction to the Global Location Number (GLN)
Module 7:   Introduction to the Global Data Synchronization Network™ (GDSN)
Module 8:   Introduction to Inventory and Track & Trace using EPCIS
Module 9:   GS1 Package Measurement Rules