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As part of the added value of Subscription Service, we provide free exams to customers who take advantage of this service.  To get more information on how to redeem this offer, and to see if you are entitled to it, please visit the SOLIDWORKS offer page (valid customer portal login required).

Why Get Certified?
This is your opportunity to be part of a select group of people who have an extreme interest in – and an amazing talent for – 3D design. SOLIDWORKS Certification adds value to you and to your company, setting you apart from the competition. When it comes to designing great products using SOLIDWORKS, your clients can be assured that you're among the best in the industry as these certifications are internationally recognized.

Get Certified
If you're fully convinced that you want to advance your career and be among the elite, the certification exam awaits. This is your opportunity to shine!

Learn more about the certification program and how to prepare. No class is required, so you can do it all from the comfort of your home or office. Get the details here and take the exam whenever you are ready. 

 

SOLIDWORKS Industry Certifications

CSWA
As a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA), you will stand out from the crowd in today’s competitive job market. 

CSWA - Academic
As a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate - Academic (CSWA - Academic), students will demonstrate their expertise with SOLIDWORKS 3D solid modeling software, design concepts, and sustainable design, giving them a competitive edge in today's job market.

CSWP
Each Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP) has proven their ability to design and analyze parametric parts and moveable assemblies using a variety of complex features in SOLIDWORKS software.

CSWPA-Sheet Metal
The completion of the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Sheet Metal (CSWPA-SM) exam shows that you have successfully demonstrated your ability to use SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal tools. Employers can be confident that an individual with this certification understands the set of SOLIDWORKS tools that aid in the design of sheet metal components.

CSWPA-Weldments
The completion of the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Weldments (CSWPA-WD) exam proves that you have successfully demonstrated your ability to use the SOLIDWORKS tools for Weldments.

CSWPA-Surfacing
The completion of the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Surfacing (CSWPA-SU) exam shows that you have successfully demonstrated your ability to use SOLIDWORKS Advanced Surfacing tools. Successful completion of this exam also shows the ability to create advanced surface models as well as troubleshoot and fix broken surface bodies or imported bodies that are incorrect using advanced surfacing techniques.

CSWPA-Mold Tools
The completion of the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Mold Tools (CSWPA-MT) exam shows that you have successfully demonstrated your ability to use SOLIDWORKS Mold Tools functionality.

CSWPA-Drawing Tools
The completion of the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Drawing Tools (CSWPA-DT) exam proves that you have successfully demonstrated your ability to use the tools found in the SOLIDWORKS Drawing environment. 

CSWP-Simulation
The Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional - Simulation (CSWP-S) exam tests your understanding of SOLIDWORKS Simulation tools and simulation in general. Candidates who successfully pass this certification exam have demonstrated the ability to set up, run, and examine the results of various types of Simulation scenarios. 

CSWE
A Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert is someone who easily demonstrates the ability to utilize advanced functions and features to solve complex modeling challenges. A CSWE will be well rounded in their knowledge of all areas of the SOLIDWORKS software. A CSWE is able to solve practically any modeling problem given to them, and is traditionally the go-to SOLIDWORKS user among their colleagues. 

Prerequisites – To qualify to take the CSWE exam, a candidate must have:

  • Successfully passed the CSWP exam
  • Successfully passed at least four of the CSWP advanced topic exams (Sheet Metal, Weldments, Surfacing, Mold Tools, and Drawing Tools)