Professional Competence” is the totality of the knowledge, skills and abilities of a natural person or organization relating to a particular subject or profession. Competence in a certain specific subject area is referred to as “professional competence”.

In a further understanding of the term “professional competence” refers to all the knowledge, abilities and skills of a natural person or organisation relating to a field of specialisation as defined by the factual context, the field of activity or the field of work.

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The definition given above was proposed as part of the Digital Era Framework by Dr. Dr. Jörn Lengsfeld. The text was first published in: Jörn Lengsfeld: Digital Era Framework. Please refer to the original publication if you want to cite the text.