Get your SOLIDWORKS Certification in 2021

Article by Rod Mackay updated December 21, 2020

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Gaining SOLIDWORKS certification in 2021 will help you to advance your career and prove that you are proficient with SOLIDWORKS software.

Standing out amongst SOLIDWORKS users from around the world can be challenging. Earning a SOLIDWORKS Certification can help you get a job, keep a job, or possibly move up in your current job. Be a part of the growing community of certified SOLIDWORKS users in 2021.

Javelin can provide the training that you need to gain the skills for certification. Plus we can also help you to prepare for an exam with online resources through the My.SolidWorks portal.

SOLIDWORKS certifications not only look good on a resume, but they are an easy way to test and prove your SOLIDWORKS skills. In this video, Javelin’s Senior Application Expert; Vicky Guignard, shares her experience with obtaining SOLIDWORKS Certification and how that knowledge has helped her grow personally and professionally.

Resources to Help you Pass a SOLIDWORKS Certification Exam in 2021

From taking a certified SOLIDWORKS training class to sitting an online mock exam, there are resources available to help you pass your chosen SOLIDWORKS Certification program:

Training Resources

Need training to help you gain the knowledge for your chosen certification program? We can help with official SOLIDWORKS authorized courses delivered by certified SOLIDWORKS instructors. You can take training in-class or live online.

MySolidWorks Online Resources

MySolidWorks is a knowledge portal that provides online training for certification, including exam preparation courses to help you pass the first time.

MySolidWorks Certification Courses »

FREE Certification Exams

Take a certification exam for FREE as part of your annual SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service.

Learn how to take a FREE Exam (SOLIDWORKS Portal Login required) »

Short Term SOLIDWORKS Licenses

If you need a short term SOLIDWORKS license to help you pass an application specific exam then we can help you with a 3 month or 1 year license of a SOLIDWORKS Add-in such as Simulation or CAM.

Learn more about Term Licensing »

SOLIDWORKS Certification Programs in 2021

Choose the certification program which is right for you. There are many different types of certification available, ranging from a knowledge of core SOLIDWORKS functionality to application specific tools like Sheet Metal or Weldments, and expertise with add-in products such as PDM, Simulation, MBD or Sustainablity:

CSWA

As a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA), you will stand out from the crowd in today’s competitive job market.

Learn about our SOLIDWORKS Training Passport to gain all the core SOLIDWORKS skills »

CSWP

A Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional is an individual who has successfully passed the advanced SOLIDWORKS skills examination.

NEW CSWP Exam Preparation Workshop »

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.

SOLIDWORKS Student Edition »

CSWE – Mechanical

A Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert is someone who easily demonstrates the ability to utilize advanced functions and features to solve complex modeling challenges.

Get a SOLIDWORKS Training Passport to become an expert »

CSWE – Simulation

The Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert — Simulation (CSWE–S) certification tests your mastery of all the analysis tools available in SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium. It demonstrates your ability to utilize advanced analysis tools in stress, contact, thermal, frequency, nonlinear, and dynamic studies.

View our Simulation Courses »

CPPA

A Certified PDM Professional Administrator (CPPA) is an individual who has successfully passed an advanced examination in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional administration skills and is ready to manage an implementation.

View our PDM Courses »

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.

Take an MBD Course »

CSWA – Electrical

The Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate – Electrical certification shows that you have successfully demonstrated an understanding of the principles of SOLIDWORKS Electrical functionality and Electrical Engineering principles.

View our Electrical Courses »

CSWA – Simulation

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

View our Simulation Courses »

CSWP – Simulation

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

View our Simulation Courses »

CSWP – Flow

The Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional – Flow Simulation (CSWP-Flow) exam tests your understanding of SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation tools in the areas of liquids and gas, internal and external flows, substance mixing and conjugated heat transfer.

View our SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Course »

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.

Take a Sheet Metal Course »

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.

Take a Weldments Course »

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.

Take a Surfacing Course »

CSWPA – Mold Tools

The completion of the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Mold Tools (CSWPA-MT) exam shows that you have successfully demonstrated your ability to use SOLIDWORKS Mold Tools functionality.

Take a Mold Design Course »

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.

Take a Drawing Course »

CSDA

As a Certified Sustainable Design Associate (CSDA), you will stand out from the crowd in today’s competitive job market by demonstrating an understanding of the principles of environmental assessment and sustainable design.

Learn about Sustainability »

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.

Take a CAM Course »

CSWA – Additive Manufacturing

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

3D Printers »

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Rod has been using 3D CAD software for over 25 years and has trained thousands of designers to use their CAD systems more effectively. Rod is the Javelin Webmaster and is based in Ottawa, ON., Canada.