Online Training Courses

The GS1 US® University Learning Management System, or LMS, is your personal portal to GS1 Standards education. Featuring on-demand learning modules with more being added monthly, the LMS allows you to track your learning, set up training plans for yourself, and view modules at your convenience. Have only a few minutes at a time to learn? You can view modules whenever you want, at your own speed, and pick up where you left off.

If you're accessing the LMS for the first time, you'll need to create an account, with your own user name (your email address). After you register, a temporary password will be emailed to you. Log into the LMS and click the “Change Password” link under Tools & Links to create a custom password. It’s very important that you select your learning preferences. We’re going to create a customized education plan just for you based on the selections you make. These courses will help you to gain a fast and thorough understanding of GS1 US and get you started quickly! In the LMS you can:

  • Explore "All Content" for more topics.
  • Keep track of your learning with "My Learning Plan."

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GS1 Foundations Certificate Course

Are you looking for an in depth training available online? This online certificate training covers the foundational aspects of globally unique product identification and barcoding with GS1 Standards. 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.

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GS1 Standards: UDI Online Certificate Course

This four part web-series introduces you to the GS1 System and focuses on the GS1 Standards used within the context of the U.S. FDA Unique Device Identification (UDI) requirements, provides an overview the FDA UDI Rule and FDA Global UDI Database (FDA GUDID), reviews common mistakes often made during implementation and how to avoid them, and ends with recommendations on how to develop a successful UDI implementation plan.

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Not sure if this certificate course is for you? Check out a free 20-min webcast preview. GS1 Standards for Unique Device Identification (UDI) (you will need to create a free account to view)

GS1 Standards: Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA*) Online Certificate Course for Suppliers

This course will help you prepare for Phase 2 of DSCSA requirements that pharmaceutical products be marked with a National Drug Code (NDC)**, serial number, lot number, and expiration date in both machine-readable and human-readable format. 

*Source: 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act 

**Disclaimer: GS1 US is not a representative or agent of the FDA, and the content herein has not been reviewed, approved or authorized by the FDA.

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Not sure if this certificate course is for you? Check out a free 20-min webcast preview. GS1 Standards for the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (you will need to create a free account to view)


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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