Mastering Digital Twins

Mastering Digital Twins

Certification Program / Online

Digital twins explained

A digital twin is the digital image of a real product or process. With this digital transformation companies can save costs, identify vulnerabilities at an early stage, and plan long term processes.

The digital twin is more than just a digital replica – it consists of a whole bundle of data that displays changes and their impact in real time.

Learn how to transform your business!

»Mastering Digital Twins« is designed as a modular online learning program suitable for different professionals according to their training needs. It will give you an in-depth knowledge about all the lifecycle phases of digital twins (ideation, design, development, operation and end of life), and a clear understanding of their business potential in different industry scenarios. The course is split into three modules:

  • Certified Digital Twins Business Consultant
  • Certified Digital Twins Solutions Architect
  • Certified Digital Twins Technical Developer

You can choose the most relevant skills set according to personal profile and interest.

Please consider that only the Digital Twins Business Consultant Module will be offered in 2021.

Key Take-aways

  • Holistic perspective on digital twins as a multi-faceted strategic topic instead of technology-only.
  • Three certification profiles on basic level available, tailored to the needs of consultants and managers, solution architects and developers in industry.
  • Self-determined extra occupational qualification on digital twins via online lectures.
  • Application oriented content – compiled by experienced experts from industry and research.
  • Personal certification that sticks with you on your career.

Type of event Online self-paced learning course and online expert seminar (date by arrangement)
Event location Online
Upcoming certification dates

June 22, 2022 / November 30, 2022

Language English

The program offers different Learning Packages that you can book independently according to your individual learning needs:

  • Package 1 – Online self-paced learning course: 495,– €
  • Package 2 – Online self-paced learning course and online expert seminar: 995,– €
  • Package 3 – Online self-paced learning course, online expert seminar and online certification exam: 1685,– €
  • Package 4 – Online self-paced learning course and online certification exam: 1185,– €

Online certification exam only: 690,– €
Please register for this directly with the Fraunhofer Personnel Certification Authority. Register here

Inhouse seminars are available on request.

Certified Digital Twins Business Consultant (in 2021)

Gain fundamental knowledge of the business potential of digital twins and strategic approaches for their implementation in your company.

Designed for: Business Developers, Decision-makers, Consultants 

Certified Digital Twins Solutions Architect (from 2022)

Learn about digital twins’ underlying technologies and applications and gain a holistic view of the processes, methods and tools for their implementation.

Designed for: Operational Managers, Team Leaders

Certified Digital Twins Technical Developer (from 2022)

Master the technological approach to create or integrate a digital twin solution tailored to your company’s needs.

Designed for: Technology Specialists


  • Online course: about 10 hours self-paced learning
  • Online expert seminar: 1 day, by appointment
  • Online certification exam: 1 day, next dates: June 22, 2022 / November 30, 2022

Decision makers, consultants, heads of departments (e.g. production, product development and product managers in R&D) and technology experts (digital factory / product data management / product lifecycle management).

Twice a year, the Fraunhofer Personnel Certification Body offers a certification exam to become a Digital Twins Business Consultant. You can find detailed information here.

Upcoming dates:  June 22, 2022 / November 30, 2022

In cooperation with:

  • Fraunhofer Academy
  • EIT Digital