Approach of TÜV Rheinland Academy

Our approach

TÜV Rheinland Academy – Our Heritage, Our Mission

There was a time when the lack of professional qualification could cost you your life – at least if you earned a living as a steam boiler attendant at the end of the 19th century. Steam boiler technology was an engine of economic advancement in its time, but also represented a considerable risk to life and limb. Severe steam boiler explosions were the order of the day at the beginning of the First Industrial Revolution.

Only with the founding of the steam boiler inspection association, called the Dampfkesselüberwachungsverein (DÜV) and later TÜV Rheinland – these accidents became much less frequent – because experts regularly inspected the technical condition of steam boilers and in turn trained others in the proper maintenance and operation of steam boilers.

What makes us different

Providing up-to-date competencies was not only the key to safer work 140 years ago, but also to prosperity and personal outlooks. We were already pioneers in the area of training professional expertise at the end of the 19th century.

Today, it’s no longer the steam boiler that defines our skills. Instead, IT and digitalization are applying a lot of pressure for change in business, society and in every individual.

The number of Internet-connected devices is multiplying faster than the world’s population, even today more things than people are networked to one another. The Internet of Things, networked driving or Industry 4.0 are the ways of expressing this dynamic shift.

It is already clear that many of today’s students will later take jobs that don’t even exist yet. From the Internet of things, automation and AI systems, roles will arise that demand completely different skills and competencies than we can imagine today.

Who will handle this technological development? Technical professionals who are able to actively shape our future, to competently control and safeguard it, are sought after today like never before.

Our mission: facilitating technical advancement, protecting humans and the environment – through technical competence

"Especially when automation and artificial intelligence are growing, without expert personnel, it’s not going to work. Having expert personnel is the key to designing, controlling and defining the impacts of technology."
Markus Dohm
Executive Vice President TÜV Rheinland Academy & Life Care


TÜV Rheinland has been dealing with the safety of people, technology and the environment for over 140 years. As a testing service provider, it is our mission to facilitate progress and protect humans and the environment from the negative impacts of technology.

These technical competencies and qualifications we impart – as holistic and forward-looking training provider - are motivated and driven by this conviction: As automation and artificial intelligence grow, we need experts to design, manage, define and safeguard these technologies and their impacts. TÜV Rheinland Academy is the leading competency companion for excellence in technical qualification.

We have extensive experience in continuous enhancement of technical competencies in organizations, teams and in individuals – through targeted qualification and systematic competency management. We orient our offerings toward current needs, customized to the dynamic challenges of today and tomorrow, with a finger on the pulse of the market, to be able to offer just-in-time custom solutions.

Benefit from our experience as well as our comprehensive sector know-how, executed with German quality, global reputation and local proximity around the globe.

Safeguard your competitive advantage with us – through the independent proof of qualification and internationally-recognized certification programs and standards of TÜV Rheinland.

EVP TÜV Rheinland Academy & Life CareEVP TÜV Rheinland Academy & Life Care
Markus Dohm, Executive Vice President TÜV Rheinland Academy & Life Care

Our portfolio at a glance

  • Professional training by TÜV Rheinland
    Classroom training, e-learning, virtual reality or in-house training? We define the right strategy and adapt content to suit your technical competence needs.
  • Business solutions by TÜV Rheinland
    With our business solutions we help to build and consolidate competence on all technical topics that boost your operational excellence.
  • Digital learning solutions of TÜV Rheinland
    We develop cross-sector standard digital learning solutions for immediate use or individualized digital learning solutions for specific topics.
  • Technical and vocational education and training by TÜV Rheinland
    We support governments, companies and training providers in training technical personnel according to the German dual education system for the specific labor market.
  • Personnel certification by TÜV Rheinland
    Competence is verifiable - with personnel certification. Learn more about how personnel certification can launch your success as a company and as an individual.
  • Industry 4.0 services by TÜV Rheinland
    We support and prepare organizations to master the digital transformation with our Industry 4.0 services from trainings and consulting to personnel certification.

TÜV Rheinland Academy in numbers

TÜV Rheinland Academy in numbersTÜV Rheinland Academy in numbers