Centre of Competence for EPLAN Certifications (CCEC)

Centre of Competence for EPLAN Certifications (CCEC) is an international, independent certification body that tests the applicability of EPLAN products, in particular EPLAN Electric P8, in cooperation with the Technische Akademie Esslingen e.V. (TAE).

As an independent, approved testing institute, we fulfill the high certification requirements, adhere to the rules of technology and the latest state of development of EPLAN applications.

In order to participate in the respective EPLAN exam, all candidates to be certified must fulfill our testing and quality requirements.

Depending on the type of certification examination, candidates are tested and assessed in theory and/or in practice.


EPLAN provides software and service solutions in the fields of electrical, automation and mechatronic engineering. The company develops one of the world’s leading design software solutions for machine and panel builders. EPLAN is also the ideal partner to streamline challenging engineering processes.

Both standardised as well as customised interfaces to ERP and PLM/PDM systems ensure data consistency along the whole value chain. Working with EPLAN means boundless communication across all engineering disciplines. No matter whether small or large enterprises: Customers can apply their expertise more efficiently. Worldwide, EPLAN supports 68,000 customers. EPLAN wants to grow further with customers and partners and pushes integration and automation in engineering forward. Within the EPLAN Partner Network, open interfaces and seamless integrations are realised together with partners. „Efficient engineering“ is the focus.

EPLAN was founded in 1984 and is part of the owner-operated Friedhelm Loh Group. The Friedhelm Loh Group operates worldwide with more than 12 production sites and over 95 international subsidiaries. The entire group employs more than 12,000 people and generated revenues of €3 billion in 2022.

Technical Academy Esslingen e.V. (TAE)

The Technical Academy Esslingen e.V. (TAE) is an educational institution with a long tradition, founded in 1955, which cooperates closely with industrial companies as well as other educational institutions, universities and research institutes.

As an institute for contact studies of the University of Stuttgart, the University of Hohenheim, the University of Applied Sciences Esslingen and the University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart, TAE conducts about 1000 events per year in the following eight areas:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Vehicle Technology and Tribology
  • Mechatronics and Automation Technology
  • Electrical Engineering and Electronics
  • Energy Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Medical
  • Building & Construction
  • Business Administration and Personal Work Skills
  • Management and Leadership

For more information on part-time bachelor’s, master’s, and online degree programs, please visit  TAE-Studium.

The Technical Academy Esslingen has been cooperating with the Baden-Württemberg Chamber of Engineers in the field of vocational training since February 2005 and is certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015.