NATO Codification Practitioner Course

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Course Overview

This Two Day Practitioner Course will see students explore an in-depth, practical operation of the Codification requirement including:

  • Obtaining Source Data.
  • Use of Codification Software.
  • E-tasking.
  • Tracking Codification requests.
  • Maintaining Nato Stock Numbers (NSNs)

This course also offers an overview of ISO 8000 and Waterguard.

Delivery Options

On-site: 2 Days

Virtual Classroom: 4 x 2.5 Hour Sessions

Is this course for me?

This course is aimed at Codification Engineers who require practical knowledge of the end-to-end NATO Codification Process.

For those interested in obtaining a basic level of knowledge of the overarching principles of the process, you can check out our Awareness Course

Course Outline

Course Modules

Day 1

Introductions and Welcome
Origins of the NATO Codification System
Structure of the NATO Codification System
The Common Supply Language
The Item of Supply Concept
The Total Item Record
Confirming the Item of Production
Codification Actions
Screening Expectations
The Joint Supply Chain
Useful Information

  • Manufacturer Searches 
  • Single Reference Searches 
  • Item Naming
  • Characteristic Searches 
  • Batch Searches
  • Exporting Information

Day 2 


  • Reference Searching
  • Batch Demo
  • Creating a new NCAGE

Source Data Formats and Requirements
NCS IIG and Codification Demonstration
ACodP-1 Reference Format acceptance
Fuzzy Searches
Unit Catalogues & Single Item Ownership
Q&A Workshop

Course Locations:

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Virtual Classroom
Our online courses are hosted using our Webex Training Platform.

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