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GS1 Foundations for Healthcare Online Certificate Course

  • If any part of your work involves creating, analyzing, or using product data in any way, you’re most likely interacting with GS1 Standards. The GS1 Foundations for Healthcare Online Certificate Course will help you learn the foundational aspects of product and location identification and barcoding with GS1 Standards—specifically as they relate to:

    • How to use your company's GS1 Company Prefix to create GS1 identifiers for healthcare products and locations
    • GTIN® (Global Trade Item Number®) and barcode usage for healthcare
    • Track and trace processes
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Who Should Sign Up

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.

Equipped with the knowledge of GS1 Foundations for Healthcare, you can:

  • Lower product returns and rejections resulting from inaccurate product data
  • Reduce scanning errors for linear and 2D barcodes that could result in unusable product
  • Correctly apply GTINs to packaging levels for pharmaceutical and medical device products
  • Enable effective track and trace processes 

Course Outline

The GS1 Foundations for Healthcare Online Certificate Course includes the following on-demand learning modules:

  • Overview of GS1 Standards
  • How to Use Your GS1 Company Prefix (NDC)
  • How to Use Your GS1 Company Prefix (EAN/UPC)
  • How to Create and Manage Your Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs)
  • GTIN Management Standard
  • How to Barcode Your Products
  • More on GS1 US Barcodes
  • Introduction to the GLN – Basics 1 & 2 
  • Introduction to the Global Data Synchronization Network™ (GDSN®)
  • Introduction to Inventory Visibility and Track & Trace using EPCIS



Volume pricing for teams of 5, 10, 25, or 100 are also available!

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Earn a Badge - Your GS1 Standards Credential

When you successfully complete a GS1 US Certificate Course, you can earn an important credential in the use of GS1 Standards. You can also add this new skill to your online resume with a GS1 US Badge and share it via social media.