Did you know that an active SOLIDWORKS subscription can give you access to Free SOLIDWORKS Technical Certification Exams? Achieving a professional accreditation by completing a certification exam is one way to stand-out from the crowd. These SOLIDWORKS Certification Exams gauge your abilities with the software and show employers your level of skill in order to progress in your current role or career.

You may already know that as a SOLIDWORKS subscription customer, you get many value-added benefits every year to maximize the value of your investment. Some of which include exclusive access to new upgrades and releases, unlimited technical support, extensive online resources and so much more. But SOLIDWORKS Exams are often missed out.

As an active subscription user, you can gain access to either CSWA (Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate) or CSWP (Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional), one free advanced topic of CSWP (CSWPA) and one free specialty topic exam voucher per SOLIDWORKS License. The available exams are shown below:


If you already have a certification as indicated by the *, you can still obtain vouchers for that exam and pass it onto someone else. The vouchers are not tied to a specific user so they can be shared with your fellow team members.

Vouchers can be requested twice in a calendar year, once from January 1st through to June 30th and again from July 1st through to December 31st. Once the vouchers are redeemed, they are valid for 180 days from the date they were obtained.

Important Notes:

  • This process is only for commercial customers on subscription and cannot be used to redeem education certifications, for more information on how to receive free exams for education licenses, please email solidworks.edu-certs@3ds.com
  • If you are using a network license set up, then you will be able to complete the redemption process equal to the number of seats of SOLIDWORKS you have on subscription. However, each redemption will need to be completed by a different user with a different SOLIDWORKS ID.

How to Redeem your Exam Vouchers?

You will need a SOLIDWORKS ID registered with your SOLIDWORKS license on an active subscription service.

Follow these simple steps below to redeem your vouchers:

  1. Go to the SOLIDWORKS Certification Portal
  2. Login to your 3DEXPERIENCE certification (Virtual Tester) account using the login button in the upper right corner of the page as per picture
  3. Enter your email address and password to login or create a new Virtual Tester account
  4. After logging in, click on the redemption tab ($) found along the left-hand navigation pane and then click start here.

5. Login with your SOLIDWORKS ID and follow the prompts to receive your voucher codes.

Important Notes:
• Users should choose one exam from each category during the redemption process. After the first redemption, you cannot go back and choose unselected exam vouchers.
• Please note that you do not need to screen shot or write down your voucher codes, when you revisit the redemption tab ($) your active vouchers will be listed until the expiry date.

How to take an Exam?

Free SolidWorks Technical Certification exams are available 24×7 by downloading the Tangix TesterPRO Client software from the link on top right corner of the page and installing the software onto your computer.

SOLIDWORKS Technical Certification

Once you launch the Tangix TesterPRO Client, log in with your Virtual Tester account (3DEXPERIENCE certification account). Select the SOLIDWORKS brand for exams and you will see the list of all SOLIDWORKS exams. When you are ready, enter your Voucher code. Available exams unlocked with your Voucher code will show a ‘Start Exam’ button.

Images below are Step-by step guide on “how to take an exam” (also available on the 3DEXPERIENCE Certification centre home page.)

SOLIDWORKS Technical Certification

What Resources are available for Exams?

Recommended training courses and material covered in each of the exams are listed in the SOLIDWORKS Certification Catalog under each topic. You can contact us for more information on training courses.

You will also have access to sample practice exams for several topics, for example, you will find a link to download a ‘Sample CSWP Exam’ when you select CSWP – Mechanical Design.

In addition to this, to familiarise yourself with the actual test environment, you will find some free exams when you login to the Tangix TesterPRO Client software as shown below.

SOLIDWORKS Technical Certification

You will receive a certificate for each exam, once completed, and you can access them on the “My Account” tab found along the left-hand navigation pane in the 3DEXPERIENCE Certification Centre.

What started as just free technical certification exams, have turned into a way of up skilling your knowledge to expand your capabilities in your own time, but we understand that things are changing quickly in today’s world and so CADspace are here to help you if you are having difficulty or you want to be trained face to face with a certified trainer to prepare yourself. Contact us on 1300 799 223

Have you seen our latest calendar of SolidWorks courses, click here to see more

Written by Sajith Wei Henage, Application Engineer


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