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GS1 Foundations Online Certificate Course (1-seat)

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

Are you new to GS1 Standards or just need a refresher?

This online certificate training covers the foundational aspects of globally unique product identification and barcoding with GS1 Standards.

You will learn how to use your GS1 Company Prefix to create GS1 identifiers for products; 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 Package Measurement Rules and the GTIN Management Standard to help you apply GS1 Standards properly to your business processes.

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

Equipped with the knowledge of GS1 Foundations, you can:
• Eliminate product returns resulting from inaccurate product data
• Reduce barcode scanning errors at checkout that result in unsold product
• Better manage product changes using proper GTIN® management
• Improve logistics costs and planogram compliance with accurate package measurements

Who would benefit:
Professionals who manage the product lifecycle from creation through distribution and merchandising, including product management, supply chain operations, logistics, category management and shopper marketing.

Need more info?

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  • If you are in category management, click here to learn more
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  • Have more questions and want to speak to a GS1 Foundations course specialist? Please call 937-428-3796. Specialists are available Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm EST or Email us at

You will have unlimited access to the course for one year from the time of purchase.

Time duration: 
Approximate time to complete the series is six hours. An assessment is administered during the online training to test knowledge of the key takeaways. 

Please note: orders are processed hourly between 8am – 6pm ET. Once processed, you will receive a system generated email and the purchased course(s) will be assigned to your learning plan (usually within an hour). If you purchase outside these hours, the course(s) will be processed at 9pm, midnight or at 5am ET respectively. If you do not see your purchased course(s) in your learning plan within 24 hours of purchase, please contact

Six Web-based Modules — Learn at your Own Pace and Convenience

The GS1 Foundations Online Certificate course consists of the following six self-paced modules:

  • Module 1:   Overview of GS1 Standards
  • Module 2:   How to Use Your GS1 Company Prefix (EAN/UPC)
  • Module 3:   How to Create and Manage Your Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs)
  • Module 4:   GTIN Management Standard
  • Module 5:   How to Barcode Your Products
  • Module 6:   GS1 Package Measurement Rules

*Accredited by the Category Management Association

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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