Basic Education

GS1 US University basic education offers you the flexibility to learn at your own pace and convenience, allowing you to access courses anywhere, any time. These courses will help you gain a fast and thorough understanding of the GS1 System of Standards.

To access our basic educational courses you will need to create a free login to the GS1 US University Learning Management System (LMS). It will be your personal portal to GS1 Standards education, featuring an ever-growing library of on-demand learning modules. You will be able to keep track of your education via the “Learning Plan” and “Transcript” menu options.

Check out a few of our most popular free and low-cost courses.

Most Popular Courses

Introduction to GS1 US (Paid)

GS1 Standards – Introduction to GS1 US (Free)

Learn who GS1 US® is and how GS1 Standards are used worldwide to identify products and locations, capture product information in barcodes, and share that data electronically. 

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Getting Started with GS1 US

Getting Started with GS1 US (Free)

New to product identification and barcodes? Need help getting started with U.P.C.s? Watch this webinar to discover how the GS1 Company Prefix is the key to identifying your products and using barcodes.

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Introduction to Data Hub

Overview of GS1 Data Hub | Product (Free)

Unsure about creating and managing barcodes and sharing product information? This webinar will provide you with an overview of GS1 US Data Hub® | Product, including navigation throughout the tool.

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Introduction to GLN (Paid)

Introduction to GLN ($59)

Need help understanding the Global Location Number (GLN) identifier? This on-demand webinar demonstrates how GLNs are created, explains how GLNs can be used, and highlights the GLN Allocation Rules.

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Which Barcode is Right For You

Which GS1 Barcode is Right for You? ($79)

Learn first-hand from a GS1 Standards expert the usage and benefits of various GS1 barcodes. Leave this on-demand webinar with a clear understanding of which barcodes to use and when to use them.

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Assign GTINs to Your Products Like a Pro

Assign GTINs to Your Products Like a Pro ($79)

Watch this webinar to gain a deeper understanding of how to create and assign Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs), while also learning which GTINs belong on higher levels of packaging.

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GS1 US Certificate and Workshop Education 

Interested in advanced education? Visit our Certificate and Workshop Education page to learn more about our certificate course offerings.

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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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In this publication, the letters “U.P.C.” are used solely as an abbreviation for the “Universal Product Code”, which is a product identification system. They do not refer to the UPC, which is a federally registered certification mark of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) to certify compliance with a Uniform Plumbing Code as authorized by IAPMO.