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Academic Certification

Academic Certification

In today’s competitive job market, CAD professionals need every advantage they can get, and the SOLIDWORKS Certification Program gives your students a proven edge.

Students may take these exams for free if their school is a SOLIDWORKS Academic Certification Provider and on subscription.  Minimum license requirements apply and vary per region. 

To become a SOLIDWORKS Academic Certification Provider, click here.

CSWA-Mechanical Design - Academic Version
CSWA - Academic certification is intended for a student who is well-versed in both basic knowledge of engineering fundamentals and industry practices, along with SOLIDWORKS CAD software and its methodologies and simulation principles.

CSWA - Additive Manufacturing
A Certified Additive Manufacturing Associate is someone who possesses the basic knowledge of today’s 3D printing market.

CSWA - Simulation
The Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate - Simulation (CSWA-Simulation) certification indicates a foundation in and apprentice knowledge of demonstrating an understanding in the principles of stress analysis and the Finite Element Method (FEM).

CSWP-Mechanical Design - Academic Version
Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional - Academic (CSWP - Academic) certification is intended for a student with a minimum of 1 to 2 years of SOLIDWORKS experience and advanced knowledge of engineering practices.

CSWP- CAM
The completion of the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional CAM (CSWP-CAM) exam shows that you have successfully demonstrated your ability to use SOLIDWORKS CAM functionality and tools.

CSWP - Simulation
The Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional - Simulation (CSWP-Simulation) exam tests your understanding of SOLIDWORKS Simulation tools and simulation in general.

CSWP - MBD
The completion of the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Model-Based Design (CSWP-MBD) exam shows that you have successfully demonstrated your ability to use SOLIDWORKS MBD functionality and tools.

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.

CSWPA - Mold Making
The completion of the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Mold Making (CSWPA-MM) exam shows that you have successfully demonstrated your ability to use SOLIDWORKS Mold Tools functionality with Mold Making Industry knowledge.

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.

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.

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.

3DEXPERIENCE - Collaborative Business Innovator
The completion of the 3DEXPERIENCE - Collaborative Business Innovator exam shows that you have successfully demonstrated your basic knowledge of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.

3DEXPERIENCE – Collaborative Industry Innovator
The completion of the 3DEXPERIENCE – Collaborative Industry Innovator exam shows that you have successfully demonstrated your understanding of data management tools available on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

3DEXPERIENCE – 3D Creator
The completion of the 3DEXPERIENCE – 3D Creator exam shows that you have successfully demonstrated your basic knowledge of the browser-based 3D Design Role.

3DEXPERIENCE – 3D Sculptor
The completion of the 3DEXPERIENCE – 3DSculptor exam shows that you have successfully demonstrated your basic knowledge of the browser-based 3D Sculptor role.

ADDITIONAL TEACHER/INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION

Accredited Educator Certification
Educators play a vital role in developing the next generation of engineering and design innovators. The SOLIDWORKS Accredited Educator certification provides educators the professional development credential to demonstrate technical proficiency and skill in the classroom.

TECE Exam
Technology Educator Competency Exam (TECE) is intended for educators that teach using SOLIDWORKS software in a classroom setting. The TECE demonstrates technical proficiency in classroom instruction for 3D CAD, simulation and sustainable design.