Free SOLIDWORKS Certification Exam Vouchers for Subscription Customers

Article by Scott Durksen, CSWE updated January 23, 2024


If you have an active subscription with SOLIDWORKS, you and your team can write free SOLIDWORKS Certification Exams.

SOLIDWORKS Certification is a symbol of ones knowledge, skill, and competency with SOLIDWORKS.  So what are the benefits of obtaining a certification?

  • Looks good on the resume — Having a SOLIDWORKS certification on your resume is a booster because it represents your knowledge and competency using the software to somebody who hasn’t seen your work.
  • Looks good on the company’s resume — There is a boost of confidence in your company knowing that you employees are capable, especially if your business is service based, having a certified staff inspires more confidence from customers and makes your company more competitive.
  • Test your skills — Benchmark your abilities with SOLIDWORKS. The certification exams are a perfect measure of your skills and proof that you can use the software competently.

Discover the benefits of SOLIDWORKS Certification in the video below


DS SolidWorks has created a multitude of exams that focus on different areas of its products and in varying difficulties.

For detailed descriptions and access to sample exams, browse the SOLIDWORKS Certification Catalog.

Who is Eligible?

Customers with licenses on active subscription service are able to request free exam vouchers.

The redemption process can be completed twice in a calendar year.  There are 2 semesters when vouchers can be requested, the first being January 1 through June 30, and then again in July 1 through December 31. Vouchers can be requested at any time during each semester and will be valid for 180 days from the date they were obtained.

The vouchers are obtained with a 3DEXPERIENCE ID however the voucher codes are not tied to a specific user so they can be shared with others.

This offer is available for commercial customers with any of the following license types:

  • All Commercial SOLIDWORKS Desktop CAD licenses
  • All Research SOLIDWORKS Desktop CAD licenses
  • All GSA SOLIDWORKS Desktop CAD licenses
  • All 3DEXPERIENCE Works CAD licenses (i.e. 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS, 3D Creator, 3D Sculptor, etc)
  • All Draftsight licenses

Excluded from the offer are as follows:

  • Student and Educational licenses (students should contact their school for access to exams)
  • SOLIDWORKS for Makers licenses
  • SOLIDWORKS Machinist licenses

How Many Exam Vouchers?

Accounts with Draftsight licenses have access to 1 Draftsight exam voucher per semester for each license of Draftsight on active subscription.

Accounts with SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE CAD licenses have access to 3 exam vouchers per semester for each license of CAD on active subscription.

  • You can request 1, 2 or 3 exam vouchers at any given time.  If requesting one at a time, you can return within the same semester to obtain the second or third voucher.  The counters reset on January 1st and July 1st.
  • The total number of vouchers are based on CAD assets with active subscription.  If your account has 5 CAD licenses, then 5 users can request up to 3 vouchers each.  Obtaining the vouchers requires a 3DEXPERIENCE ID tied to the account and is on a first come, first serve basis.
  • The vouchers can be used for any mixture of exams from the portfolio, with the exception of EXPERT exams.

Get Started

Exam vouchers can be obtained from the 3DEXPERIENCE Certification Center at any time.  There are three requirements before proceeding with redeeming the free vouchers.

  1. Create a free 3DEXPERIENCE Certification Account (using Log In from the 3DEXPERIENCE Certification Center)
  2. Create a free 3DEXPERIENCE ID (instructions can be found HERE)
  3. Have your 3DEXPERIENCE ID linked to your company account with active subscription (contact your administrator to assign you a role in DSx Client Care portal, instructions found HERE)

Get Your Free SOLIDWORKS Certification Exam Codes

  1. Browse to the 3DEXPERIENCE Certification Center
  2. Click the Login button on the top right corner

    SOLIDWORKS Certification Center Login

  3. Enter your 3DEXPERIENCE Certification Account credentials.  If you don’t already have an account, click ‘Create Account’.  This is a different account than your 3DEXPERIENCE ID.

    Create 3DEXPERIENCE Certification Center Account

  4. Once logged in, click on Your Credits tab > Subscription Offer tab > Lookup My Licenses

    3DEXPERIENCE Certification Center Credits

  5. Authenticate with your 3DEXPERIENCE ID when prompted.  This is different than your 3DEXPERIENCE Certification Account.  You will then be redirected back to the Certification Center
  6. Click OK on the confirmation message and choose which exam(s) to redeem and click ‘Create Exam Vouchers’.

Getting Ready for the Exam

On the 3DEXPERIENCE Certification Center home page, follow the steps on how to take an exam.  It will require downloading a TesterPRO Client application which is used to write the exam.

Download TesterPRO Client

You will log in with your 3DEXPERIENCE Certification Account to see the list of available exams.  Select the SOLIDWORKS brand for exams and enter your Voucher code.  Available exams with unlocked with your voucher will show a ‘Start Exam’ button.

How to Take a SOLIDWORKS Certification Exam

Sample Exams

Sample exams are available for several topics in the SOLIDWORKS Certification Catalog in PDF form.  For example there is a link for ‘Sample CSWP Exam’ when you select CSWP – Mechanical Design.

You can also use the TesterPRO application to write some sample exams.  When you log into the TesterPRO Client, select the Free Exam options.

SOLIDWORKS TesterPRO Sample Exam


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Scott Durksen, CSWE

Scott is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and is based in our Dartmouth, Nova Scotia office.