Certificate and Workshop Education

GS1 US University offers certificate courses and workshops to help you understand how to use the GS1 System of Standards to identify, capture, and share your products to help improve the accuracy, speed, and efficiency of your supply chain. With both classroom and online offerings, you can learn in the setting that best suits your needs.

After completing a GS1 US® certificate course, you will earn an important credential in the use of GS1 Standards—a GS1 US Badge. Valid for three years, the badge can be shared via social media. Click here to learn more about our badge program.


GS1 Foundations 

This online or virtual classroom certificate training covers the foundational aspects of globally unique product identification, the GTIN® Management Standard and barcoding. This course is now available as a live virtual instructor-led event.     

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Foundations for Healthcare

GS1 Foundations for Healthcare

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

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GS1 Standards Advanced Certificate Course

GS1 Standards Advanced 

Are you familiar with or have more than six months of experience using GS1 Standards? Attend this in-depth advanced day and a half classroom course covering the GS1 General Specifications, the core standards document of the GS1 System.

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GS1 Package Measurement

GS1 Package Measurement with GTIN Management Standard

Are you interested in learning how to interpret and apply the GS1 Package Measurement Rules and to understand the rules that manage GTIN assignment.

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product data excellence

GS1 Standards for Product Data Excellence

Attend this course to learn the three pillars of a strong data quality program, how to leverage data governance best practices for maximum impact, and why data accuracy on a single product attribute can impact costs and efficiency and much more!

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GS1 Standards for Food Traceability 

Attend this course to learn the key principles and best practices used for case-level traceability and how these practices can be implemented by your company and your trading partners.

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u.s. fda udi

GS1 Standards for U.S. FDA UDI 

Are you a medical device labeler involved in implementing U.S. FDA Unique Device Identification requirements using GS1 Standards? Learn about GS1 identification, barcode, and data standards that can be used to implement U.S. FDA UDI Rule requirements.*

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dscsa supplier

GS1 Standards for DSCSA Suppliers

Are you a pharmaceutical manufacturer, wholesale distributor, or repackager using GS1 Standards for the Drug Supply Chain Security Act? Learn how GS1 Standards can be applied for DSCSA serialization, lot-level management, and item-level traceability.**

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dscsa dispenser

GS1 Standards
for DSCSA Dispensers 

Are you a retail, hospital, or chain pharmacy who is preparing to receive products and cases from suppliers who are using GS1 Standards to implement the DSCSA? Learn about the DSCSA requirements suppliers are implementing and how to prepare your systems and business processes for the DSCSA.

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GS1 Standards for Healthcare Providers

Gain a better understanding how GS1 Standards improve patient safety and supply chain efficiency by gaining a beginner's understanding of GS1® and the GS1 System of Standards, including basic information about GS1 Identifiers used to identify products and locations.

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Basic Education

Just getting started with GS1 US and looking to gain a fast and thorough understanding of the GS1 System of Standards? Visit our Basic Education page to learn more about our most popular free and low-cost courses, all hosted on the GS1 US University Learning Management System (LMS).

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Enterprise Licensing

Interested in getting your organization trained on GS1 Standards? Our Enterprise Licensing Program allows unlimited access to GS1 US Online Certificate Courses to all of your employees via your own LMS to help ensure all internal teams learn the principles and use of GS1 Standards.

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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 valid for three years and share it via social media.

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*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.

GS1 is a U.S. FDA-Accredited Issuing Agency for UDI, and GS1 Standards are authorized for use in implementing the requirements of the U.S. FDA UDI Rule.