CSWP - Academic
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.
The CSWP - Academic certification is proof of your SOLIDWORKS® expertise with cutting-edge skills that businesses seek out and reward. Students must have CSWA - Academic certification 30 days prior to taking the CSWP - Academic Exam.
The CSWP - Academic Exam is offered only through the SOLIDWORKS Academic Certification Provider program.
As a SOLIDWORKS Academic Certification Provider, you agree to offer the CSWP-Academic Exam in a proctored environment. Students that pass the CSWP-Academic Exam receive an electronic certificate listing their certification ID and educational institution name. The certification ID can be verified by schools and employers.
To apply, fill out the SOLIDWORKS Academic Certification Provider application.
Note: You must use at least SOLIDWORKS 2015 for this exam. Any use of a previous version will result in the inability to open some of the testing files. The CSWP – Academic exam has been broken down into three parts or segments. The three-part exam allows you to take each part at any time, and in any order, and if you choose you can take all three parts in a row. Once you pass a part, you will not have to take it again. If you fail a part, you only need to retake that part. Once all parts have been successfully completed, you will automatically receive your CSWP Certification.
Exam Length: 3 hours 20 minutes (All three parts total)
Minimum Passing grade: 75% in each part
Re-test Policy: There is a minimum 14 day waiting period between every attempt of each part of the CSWP - Academic exam. For example, if a student fails Part 1 of the CSWP – Academic exam, he or she must wait 14 days to retake Part 1. In the meantime, he or she can proceed with Part 2 or 3 if Part 2 or 3 hasn’t been attempted yet.
All candidates receive electronic certificates, business card logos, and personal listing on CSWP directory* when they pass.
*This option must be set in your online certification account to show up in the directory.
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