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GS1 US Badge Program

  • Your GS1 Standards credentials

    Understanding GS1 Standards is a specialized skill needed in many supply chain roles to facilitate efficient business processes. How do you demonstrate to peers, management, and prospective employers that you have verified expertise in GS1 Standards?

    Several courses offered by GS1 US® allow you to not only learn GS1 Standards, but earn the credentials to prove you have completed the course materials needed to demonstrate your expertise. That’s what GS1 US Badges are all about. You can add them to your resume, your LinkedIn profile, and more. That is why we have partnered with Acclaim to provide you with a digital version of your credential. Backed by Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, Acclaim is a badging platform that provides:

    • A web-enabled version of your credentials that can be shared online
    • Labor market insights that connect your skills to jobs
    • A trusted method for real-time credential verification

    Your GS1 US credentials will be represented with a digital image. It contains verified metadata that describes your qualifications and the process required to earn them.

    GS1 US certificate course badges are valid for three years from the date of issue. To keep your GS1 Standards credentials up to date, you will have an option to take a “test-out” exam for a nominal fee. For more, view our FAQs below.

    Want to verify if someone has earned a GS1 US Badge? Please note only those badges that are accepted will appear in the results.

  • Module University

    GS1 US University offers certificate courses that provide you with an important credential in the use of GS1 Standards.

Spotlight Course

GS1 Standards for Product Data Excellence Online Certificate Course

Frequently Asked Questions

You will receive an email notification from no-reply@youracclaim.com with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account for managing, sharing, and verifying your certification.

All information regarding you and your credentials can be easily configured in your Acclaim account. You are in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.

Your GS1 US certificate course badge is valid for three years from the date of issue.

You will have an option to take a ‘test-out’ exam for a nominal fee. If you pass the exam, your badge will be extended for three years.

If you do not pass the ‘test-out’ exam, then you will have the option to sign up for the course and re-take the training. Once you have successfully completed the required training, you will be issued a GS1 US badge valid for three years.

No. Using Acclaim to manage, share, and verify your credentials is free to badge earners.

While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on the Acclaim platform. This link to verified data makes them more reliable and secure than a traditional paper-based credential. It also eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming your credential and your associated identity.

Every credential and profile on Acclaim has a unique URL that can be shared from the platform to LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter via email, embedded in a website, XING or on a resume. You can also add your badge to an email signature. Learn more here.

Want to add your Acclaim badge to your LinkedIn profile? View the instructions >

Labor market insights contain information pulled from active requisitions across the U.S.. Based on your skills, learn which employers are hiring, what job titles you might be qualified for, salary ranges for those jobs, and more. To access this information, click on any of the skill tags of the badges you have earned.

Acclaim does not support the uploading of badges issued by other platforms.

Not at this time. The current open badge infrastructure standards do not allow for real-time verification of our badges outside the Acclaim platform, which is a main priority for ensuring verification. Acclaim is working with the open badge community on solutions for this.

Contact training@gs1us.org, and be sure to add no-reply@youracclaim.com to your email’s safe sender list.

You can find answers to many frequently asked questions here: http://support.youracclaim.com

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