On a daily basis, you demonstrate your skills using SOLIDWORKS. You already have a good working knowledge of the software but, how can you benchmark your knowledge and competency compared to all other SOLIDWORKS users? How good are you, and how can you communicate your level of mastery to your design team peers and managers?
Acquire one or more of the highly recognized SOLIDWORKS certifications. These certifications speak volumes about your level of knowledge and competency and reflect your expertise within the overall SOLIDWORKS user community. Validate what you already know and raise the level of that knowledge through the certification program.
Get the most out of your company’s SOLIDWORKS software investment. As a manager, you can support the acquisition of SOLIDWORKS certifications among your design teams. Increase productivity and accuracy. Improve the quality of your design teams’ efforts.
As an individual, SOLIDWORKS Certification will make you stand out among other users as an expert - the go-to person. Take your career to the next level. Prove that you are willing to strive to better your knowledge and skills. Enhance your performance.
Select from the many certifications available at the associate, professional or expert level. Increase your contribution to your company’s success and enhance your personal career advancement opportunities.
The SOLIDWORKS Associate Level Certification serves as the initial level of certification. This level of certification verifies that you have the core competency and the thorough knowledge of the fundamentals required to perform at this designated level.
The individual that is designated a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) will be able to readily demonstrate skillset competency to create accurate drawings, develop models and assemble components. The associate level of certification differentiates the individual from non-certified users, enhancing opportunities for recognition and advancement.
Those who are awarded the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate – Simulation (CSWA-S) designation have the ability to understand stress analysis and apply it to Finite Element Analysis (FEA). This certification validates a foundational level of knowledge and demonstrated competency in the principles of stress analysis and the Finite Element Method (FEM).
The Certified Sustainable Design Associate (CSDA) designation recognizes a solid comprehension of the principles of environmental assessment and sustainable design. Demonstrated competency sets this certified individual apart from non-certified users, assuring opportunities for career advancement.
The Professional Level is an advanced or specialty certification award that designates a thorough or more advanced level of knowledge and competency of the product and best use cases. The individual with a Professional Level Certification is considered to be at a higher level than someone holding the Associate certification.
The Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional designation is presented to individuals who have successfully passed an exam that verifies an advanced level of knowledge and competency using the software. A Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional will have proven their ability to design parametric components and moveable assemblies that incorporate intricate features.
A Certified Enterprise PDM Administrator (CEPA) has demonstrated the competency to develop and configure a vault, manipulate workflows, modify variables and data cards, and trouble shoot complex issues. Certification validates an individual’s ability to manage a SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM implementation.
A person who has shown the ability to structure, run and examine results from numerous simulation scenarios while demonstrating understanding of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is designated a Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional – Simulation (CSWP-S). This certification ensures an advanced level of competency using SOLIDWORKS Simulation software.
The Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Sheet Metal (CSWPA-Sheet Metal) designee has completed an advanced exam and demonstrated competency using SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal software. Certification holders have the proven knowledge and skills to design sheet metal components.
Once an individual has successfully completed an advanced exam and demonstrated skill in using SOLIDWORKS tools for weldments, they are awarded the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Weldments certification (CSWPA-Weldments). These individuals have a thorough understanding and the skill to be able to design weldments.
The Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Surfacing (CSWPA-Surfacing) designation is bestowed upon individuals who can create advanced surface models as well as troubleshoot and correct damaged surfaces.
Completion of an exam and successful demonstration of an individual’s ability to apply the SOLIDWORKS Drawing software tools results in being awarded the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Drawing Tools (CSWPA-Drawing Tools) certification. Optimize software utilization and improve opportunities for career development.
The Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Mold Tools (CSWPA-Mold Tools) certification holder has a thorough understanding and proven competency in the correct utilization of the SOLIDWORKS mold tools. The certification process includes the successful completion of an advanced exam.
The Expert Level Certification is the highest level that can be achieved by any individual. This designation validates the person’s level of knowledge and demonstrated competency in utilizing SOLIDWORKS software. This designation includes a superior level of product understanding, best use case scenarios and demonstrated efficiency.
The Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert (CSWE) can readily demonstrate expert level competency in utilizing the advanced functions of the software to create innovative solutions to resolve complex modeling challenges. The individual holding this designation is most often regarded as the go-to person among the design team peer group.