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 for the Healthcare Online Certificate Course

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 med device products
  • Enable effective track and trace processes
  • Establish a solid foundation for FDA UDI** and DSCSA*** requirements

Course Outline

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

  • Overview of GS1 Standards
  • How to Use Your Company Prefix for NDC (Applicable to Regulated Pharma Only)
  • How to Use Your Company Prefix for UPC/EAN®
  • Introduction to Global Location Number (GLN)
  • How to Create and Manage Global Trade Item Numbers (GTIN)
  • GTIN Management Standard*
  • How to Barcode Products*
  • Introduction to the Global Data Synchronization Network™ (GDSN®)
  • Introduction to Inventory Visibility and Track & Trace (EPCIS)
  • Package Measurement Rules*

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.

*Accredited by the Category Management Association