Productive and healthy work

What we offer

The MTM ASSOCIATION (MTM) offers courses to achieve the MTM-practitioner qualification. With the MTM practitioner and the associated reputation, the MTM offers the world‘s most widely used quality hallmark in industrial engineering! The MTM practitioner is the guarantor for MTM‘s compliance accordingly, being the contact person for works councils, employees and executives to design the MTM application in the company.

Target group

Specialist and operational executives from the fields of industrial engineering, planning, time management, work preparation, production, logistics, occupational safety and health, product and equipment construction as well as the works council and other interest groups.

Course objective

The goal is the completion of the qualification as MTM practitioner and the awarding of the „Blue Card“ MTM.

The MTM practitioner is the expert in the enterprise to use MTM and master:
● The recognition and evaluation of potential for improvement
● The planning and implementation of design and improvement projects
● The ergonomic and economical work design.

Key capabilities to be acquired

Qualification as an MTM practitioner conveys knowledge and skills for the application of the MTM process, in particular the application of the individual MTM process module systems for the planning, design and optimization of processes, work systems and products.

Operational tasks of the MTM practitioner are:
● Organization of improvement workshops & implementation support
● Work allocation & personnel needs assessment
● Method planning & work instruction
● Process planning & workplace design
● Default time calculation & processing of time complaints
● Compliant MTM application & expert for the MTM application

The road to become a MTM Practitioner

Provides the fundamentals of work design with MTM as well as knowledge and skills for the ergonomic and economic design of human work based on basic movements of the hand-arm system, the eyes and the whole body including the basics of method planning and target time determination – based on the MTM-standard performance.

Further MTM process block system
Provides knowledge and skills for efficient, operational MTM application. The MTM practitioner masters at least one MTM process block system:

● MTM-SD: Standard data for mass production
● MTM-UAS: Universal analysis system for series production
● MTM-MEK: MTM for single and small batch production
● Operational process block systems

Conveys MTM application practice as well as knowledge and skills for the determination of potential, work design and data col- lection as well as project planning and implementation. In public or company-internal training, the practical application of MTM is carried out in real workplaces. The MTM also offers in house “Coaching on the job“, in which a design project in the company is supervised by an MTM instructor. After successful completion of these certified training courses, the participant will receive the “Blue Card“ MTM with a validity of three years.


The DMTMV, based in Hamburg, was founded in 1962 as a non-profit, scientific-technical association. It has more than 500 members, of which approximately 250 corporate members represent around 2.75 million employees in Germany. The special expertise of the DMTMV is productivity management in industry, service and administration. Hereby the main objective is to optimally combine efficiency and ergonomics in work processes. In the field of industrial engineering, the scientific methods and tools of the DMTMV are among the most important international standards in the automotive industry. In the German automotive sector itself, the DMTMV awards approx. 2,000 certificates annually to participants for their continuing education offers.