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GS1 Foundations for Healthcare Online Certificate Course

  • Date:Online Certificate Course
  • Location:GS1 US Learning Management System (LMS)

GS1 Foundations for Healthcare

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®.

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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*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:

  • Course 1: Overview of GS1 Standards
  • Course 2a: How to Use Your Company Prefix for NDC (Applicable to Regulated Pharma Only)
  • Course 2b: How to Use Your Company Prefix for UPC/EAN®
  • Course 3: Introduction to Global Location Number (GLN)
  • Course 4: How to Create and Manage Global Trade Item Number (GTINs)
  • Course 5: GTIN Management Standard*
  • Course 6: How to Barcode Products*
  • Course 7: Introduction to the Global Data Synchronization Network™ (GDSN®)
  • Course 8: Introduction to Inventory Visibility and Track & Trace (EPCIS)
  • Course 9: Package Measurement Rules*

* Modules accredited by the Category Management Association

Time duration: Approximate time to complete the series is seven hours. An assessment is administered during the online training to test knowledge of the key takeaways. You will have unlimited access to the course for one year from the time of purchase.

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.


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