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.
With SOLIDWORKS Certification, students will demonstrate their expertise with SOLIDWORKS 3D solid modeling, design concepts, and sustainable design and their commitment to professional development. SOLIDWORKS Education Program offers the following certifications:
CSWA - Academic
Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate - Academic (CSWA - Academic) certification is intended for students with a minimum of six to nine months of SOLIDWORKS experience and basic knowledge of engineering and fundamentals and practices. For more information, visit the following links:
CSWP - Academic
Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional - Academic (CSWP - Academic) certification is intended for students with a minimum of 1 to 2 years of SOLIDWORKS experience and advanced knowledge of engineering practices. For more information, visit the following links:
Certified Sustainable Design Associate (CSDA) demonstrates an understanding of the principles of environmental assessment and sustainable design.
CSWSA - FEA
Certified SOLIDWORKS Simulation Associate - Finite Element Analysis (CSWSA - FEA) certification indicates a foundation in apprentice knowledge of demonstrating an understanding in the principles of stress analysis and the Finite Element Method (FEM).
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.
SOLIDWORKS Accredited Educator Certification
The SOLIDWORKS Accredited Educator certification provides educators the professional development credential to demonstrate technical proficiency and skill in the classroom. More information on the SOLIDWORKS Accredited Educator certification.
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. More information on the Technology Educator Competency Exam.