Certification Program Mastering Digital Twins

Certification Course in Digital Twins


A Digital Twin represents reality: It can visualize not only the geometric appearance and structure, but also the behavior of products or systems. It merges reality and virtuality, creates transparency within complex engineering and operational processes, and is an indispensable tool for the development and operation of cyber-physical systems (CPS). Digital Twins can support companies throughout their entire value chain by providing clarity through digital data.

Companies need to start learning how to adapt Digital Twins to their value creation realities and design their capabilities accordingly. The technology enables intelligent products and systems to be observed, analyzed, visualized, simulated, interacted with, and integrated throughout their lifecycle.

Our modular online program “Mastering Digital Twins” will provide you with in-depth knowledge of all lifecycle phases (ideation, design, development, operations, and end-of-life) and a clear understanding of their business potential in different industry scenarios.

We currently offer the Digital Twins Business Consultant track. The Digital Twins Solutions Architect and Digital Twins Technical Developer courses will be offered soon.

This is what our Mastering Digital Twins training offers you:

  • A mix of science-based practice and theory, with independent solution approaches from qualified content developers from industry and research.
  • The opportunity to demonstrate your skills by taking the Digital Twins Business Consultant certification exam.
  • Added value through participation in the expert seminar: cross-company and cross-industry exchange of experience and knowledge.

Upon successful completion of our Mastering Digital Twins course, you will be able to:

  • Master Digital Twins - from strategic design to technical implementation.
  • Understand the potential of Digital Twins and turn them into a business advantage for your company.
  • Realize the value of Digital Twins for your business.

What are the benefits to my company and to me of taking this continuing education course on Digital Twins?

Benefits for the company

  • Gain professional insight into the realization of Digital Twins, from strategic conception to technical implementation.
  • Understand the potential and turn it into a business advantage for your company
  • Drive your organization's digital transformation with cutting-edge technologies

Benefits for employees

  • Advance your management or technical career with a deep understanding of Digital Twins technologies
  • Equip yourself with the skills and knowledge you need to achieve your business and technical goals.
  • Benefit from flexible access to course materials anytime, anywhere.
  • Set your own learning pace with our self-paced learning.
  • The option to earn an internationally recognized personnel certification (ISO 17024).

Your success through our expertise

  • Our industry and research trainers have many years of experience working with Digital Twins and related technologies. They bring their passion for the subject to the training.
  • Learn from real-world case studies and applications of digital twin design, development, and operation.
  • Added value by attending the expert seminar: our trainers are happy to answer your questions according to your individual situation.
Type of event
Online self-paced learning course and online expert seminar (date by arrangement)
approx. 10 hours of self-paced learning
The program offers different Learning Packages that you can book independently according to your individual learning needs: - Package 1 – Online self-paced learning course: 490,– € - Package 2 – Online self-paced learning course and online expert seminar: 1.080,– € - Select your online learning package and register using the registration button. Online expert seminar only: € 690,– € - Information on the date will follow soon. Online certification exam only: 690,– € Please register for this directly with the Fraunhofer Personnel Certification Authority. Inhouse seminars are available on request.
Fraunhofer IPK


Certified Digital Twins Business Consultant

Certified Digital Twins Solutions Architect*

Certified Digital Twins Technical Developer*

Content and lectures

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

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

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

Designed for

Business Developers, Decision-makers, Consultants

Operational Managers, Team Leaders

Technology Specialists


*The Digital Twins Solutions Architect and Digital Twins Technical Developer courses will be offered soon.


Our training program is designed for anyone who has or will have technical or strategic responsibility for Digital Twins. If you find yourself in one of these business tasks, you are in the right place:

  • Strategic Digital Twin evaluation
  • Conceptual Digital Twin development
  • Digital Twin implementation

The course is particularly suited to the following industries: Mechanical engineering, mobility solutions, computer and electronics manufacturers, medical technology, software development, IT system providers, IT service and consulting companies.

  • Our expert seminar is an individually tailored seminar in which you can talk to our experts, clarify questions and receive advice.
  • The expert seminar can be booked additional to the course or within package 2 and 4.
  • Two months before the seminar takes place you will receive a short survey about the topics and questions you would like to address to the seminar.
  • Based on these topics we will create a specific Digital Twins seminar with our experts in this field.

Key facts:

  • What: Live sessions via Microsoft Teams
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • How often: two dates per year

The certification exam is optional.

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.


In cooperation with:

  • Fraunhofer Academy
  • EIT Digital

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



Maiara Rosa

Maiara is an aeronautical engineer with a Masters in Production Engineering from the University of São Paulo (Brazil). Her work experience encompasses three aeronautical companies, including Airbus and Embraer. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate, researching Servitization and the development of integrated solutions composed of products and services.


Sonika Gogineni

Sonika has a mixed educational background in Instrumentation engineering and production engineering. She enjoys working on smart products and smart services, not just the research side of developing methodologies for them but also actually bringing them to life.


Kai Lindow

Kai has been engaged in industry-oriented research and development of PLM solutions for more than 10 years. He is Head of the Virtual Product Creation division at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK. Digital value creation and the ability of companies to digitally transform their product development and process planning play a major role in this context. Currently, the following topics are on his agenda: digital twins, (advanced) systems engineering, data consistency and smart services. He is head of department for Information and Process Control in the Fraunhofer business unit Virtual Product Creation.