Apply for a Labeler Identification Code (LIC)

Apply for a Labeler Identification Code (LIC)

If you need to create a barcode and/or UDI, the first step is to apply for an LIC assignment using the online form below.

If you prefer, you can download a PDF of the LIC application form, complete and return it via mail, fax or email.

The assigned LIC identifies the registered company, not an individual product or device; it can be used across multiple product lines. The cost of an LIC assignment is based upon a companys gross annual sales and is a one-time fee. There are no recurring costs to maintain your global LIC registration with HIBCC.

Once you have been assigned an LIC, your company can begin to create identifiers at multiple packaging levels, depending upon the required granularity of identification necessary, utilizing the HIBC Supplier Labeling Standard (SLS).

LIC Fee Information

To view the LIC fee schedule click here

To view HIBCC’s Clarification on LIC Fees click here.

Update an LIC

To update an existing LIC click here.

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Am I the “Device Labeler”?

If you are unsure whether or not you are required to obtain a company prefix/LIC for UDI purposes, view the HIBCC “Am I the Device Labeler?” document.

Contact HIBCC Today

If you have any questions about the LIC application form, or the process involved in creating a bar code, please contact us.

Labeler Identification Code (LIC) Application Form

Organizations applying for a HIBCC Labeler Identification Code (LIC) are required to complete the authorized application form on this website (below).   This requirement is for quality control purposes and to assure the labeler information that we provide to regulatory authorities is accurate and derived from the original applicant.  LIC application information obtained indirectly from other sources or via email will be considered invalid until validated from the HIBCC application form.   Please contact HIBCC immediately at if you believe your LIC assignment may be invalid.

1. LIC Application Form (PDF Download)

To download a PDF of the LIC application form click here.

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2. LIC Application Form (Online)