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 tracks:

  • 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 we currently offer the Digital Twins Business Consultant track only. The two tracks Digital Twins Solutions Architect and Digital Twins Technical Developer will be offered from July 2023.

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

May 25, 2023

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

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

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 

Course overview

Certified Digital Twins Solutions Architect (from July 2023)

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 July 2023)

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

Designed for: Technology Specialists

Duration & Procedure

The course is offered in an online learning format.

  • Online course: approx. 10 hours of self-paced learning
  • Online expert seminar: half day, next date: May 10, 2023
    We offer two dates per year for the expert seminar. After registering for a date, you can send us your main topics and questions. Based on these topics, we will create a specific seminar with one of our experts in this field. This is an individually tailored seminar in which you can talk to our experts, clarify questions and receive advice.
  • Online certification exam: 1 day, next date: May 25, 2023

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:  May 25, 2023


In cooperation with:

  • Fraunhofer Academy
  • EIT Digital

For more information about our online certificate program, please visit the  Fraunhofer Academy website.

Interested in our upcoming tracks?

Our Certified Digital Twins Solutions Architect and Technical Developer are going to be launched soon. Subscribe to our Mastering Digital Twins information service and we will contact you with the latest news.