Certification Advisory Council

The Certification Advisory Council advises the Fraunhofer Personnel Certification Authority on basic quality principles and provides guidance for new certification procedures.

The Certification Advisory Council consists of experts from private companies and academia as well as representatives from trade associations and standardization bodies.

Current members are:

  • Prof. Dr. Reinhard Oppermann, Universität Koblenz (Chairman)
  • Prof. Dr. Volker Wulf, Universität Siegen (Vice-chairman)
  • Prof. Dr. Maximilian Eibl, Technische Universität Chemnitz
  • Dr. Markus Eisenhauer, Aarhus University
  • Prof. Dr. habil. Roman Englert, Scientific Director, Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Dr. Roman Götter
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Groß, Fraunhofer IFAM
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas M. Heinecke, Westfälische Hochschule  Gelsenkirchen
  • Clemens Lutsch, swohlwahr GmbH & Co. KG
  • Simone Opel, Fernuniversität in Hagen
  • Martin Priester, Fraunhofer Academy 
  • Prof. Dr. Harald Reiterer, Universität Konstanz

Expert Committees

In order to ensure the technical relevance and quality of the examination content in all fields, the Fraunhofer Personnel Certification Authority has established an expert committee for each certification program. The expert committees are formed from subject matter experts representing all relevant circles in the respective area. If necessary, working groups with additional subject matter experts on specific topics are also established to support the expert committee in its work.

The expert committees define the competencies to be demonstrated for the various certificates, the examination questions and tasks, and the examination regulations.

Current Expert Committees

  • Data Science 
  • Digital Twins
  • Distributed Ledger Technology & Web3
  • Faserverbundwerkstoffe (Fibre reinforced composites)
  • Human Centered Digitalization & Innovation
  • Leightweight Materials
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Quantum Technology
  • Scientific Trainer
  • Usability Engineering
  • Wasserstoff (Hydrogen)

Structure of Fraunhofer Personnel Certification Authority