SOLIDWORKS Certification Definitions and Criteria

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Learn all about SOLIDWORKS Certification exams. With SOLIDWORKS Subscription Services, customers are eligible to redeem coupons for free SOLIDWORKS Certification exams too.

For all exams: an exam credit must be purchased for each exam attempt.

CSWA CERTIFIED SOLIDWORKS ASSOCIATE
The CSWA certification is proof of your SOLIDWORKS® expertise with cutting-edge skills that businesses seek out and reward.
Recommended Training Courses: SOLIDWORKS Tutorials SOLIDWORKS Essentials
Exam Length: 3 hours
Minimum Passing grade: 70%
Re-test Policy: There is a minimum 30 day waiting period between every attempt of the CSWA exam.

CSWA-S CERTIFIED SOLIDWORKS ASSOCIATE – SIMULATION
CSWA-S
certification indicates a foundation in and apprentice knowledge of demonstrating an understanding in the principles of stress analysis and the Finite Element Method (FEM).
Exam Length: 3 hours
Minimum Passing grade: 70%
Re-test Policy: There is a minimum 30 day waiting period between every attempt of the CSWA exam.

CSWP CERTIFIED SOLIDWORKS PROFESSIONAL
Each CSWP has proven their ability to design and analyze parametric parts and moveable assemblies using a variety of complex features in SOLIDWORKS software.
Recommended Training Courses: SOLIDWORKS Essentials, SOLIDWORKS Drawings, Advanced Part Modeling, and Assembly Modeling.
Exam Length: 3 hours 30 minutes (All segments total)
Minimum Passing grade: 75% in each segment
Re-test Policy: There is a minimum 14 day waiting period between every attempt of the same CSWP Segment exam.

CSWPA CERTIFIED SOLIDWORKS PROFESSIONAL ADVANCED
CSWPA-Sheet Metal

CSWPA- Weldments
CSWPA-Surfacing
CSWPA-Mold Tools
CSWPA-Drawing Tools
CSWPA-Simulation
Exam Length: Varies (90 to 120 minutes)
Minimum Passing grade: Varies (75% - 80% )
Re-test Policy: There is a minimum 30 day waiting period between every attempt of the CSWPA exams.

CSWE CERTIFIED SOLIDWORKS EXPERT
(NOT INCLUDED WITH SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES)
A CSWE will be well rounded in their knowledge of all areas of the SOLIDWORKS software. A CSWE is able to solve practically any modeling problem given to them, and is traditionally the go-to SOLIDWORKS user among their colleagues.
Exam Prerequisites: To qualify to take the CSWE exam, a candidate must have: -Successfully passed the CSWP exam -Successfully passed at least four of the CSWP advanced topic exams (Sheet Metal, Weldments, Surfacing, Mold Tools, and Drawing Tools)
Exam Length: 4 hours
Minimum Passing grade: 80%
Re-test Policy: If the exam is not successfully passed, you will have to wait 180 days to retake the exam.

June 20, 2016
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