CSWA-Academic

The CSWA-Academic exam can be taken as either one three-hour exam or two 90-minute exams. Upon starting the full exam or one of the 90-minute parts, you may not stop or pause the exam. The CSWA-Academic exam is divided into five categories:

  • Basic Theory and Drawing Theory (two questions)
  • Advanced Modeling Theory and Analysis (two questions)
  • Part Modeling (one question)
  • Advanced Part Modeling and Analysis (one question)
  • Assembly Modeling (one question)

Questions are provided randomly, so if students choose to take the exam in two 90-minute sections, they may receive questions from any of the above categories.

To take the CSWA-Academic certification exam, the exam must be proctored by an Academic Certification Provider (ACP). An Academic Certification Provider is an educational institution on subscription with 45 or more seats of the Education Edition or the software that administers the CSWA Academic Exam. You can apply for your school to become an ACP with this survey.

To take the test, you will need an exam voucher. Your school’s SOLIDWORKS license with your reseller may include free testing; however, if you need testing vouchers, you can purchase them from SolidProfessor.

  • SOLIDWORKS exam vouchers are $99 and up.
  • You can purchase the vouchers with either a purchase order or credit card.
  • We can send you vouchers in 1-2 business days after you place your order.

Here are a few helpful links to help you continue to navigate the certification process:

If you have additional questions, please reach out to the Success Team. 

CSWA

You can take the CSWA at any computer that has an internet connection and SOLIDWORKS installed. To take the test, you will need an exam voucher. Your company’s SOLIDWORKS license with your reseller may include free testing; however, if you need testing vouchers, you can purchase them from SolidProfessor.

  • SOLIDWORKS exam vouchers are $99 and up.
  • You can purchase the vouchers with either a purchase order or credit card.
  • We can send you vouchers in 1-2 business days after you place your order.

Here are a two helpful links to help you continue to navigate the certification process:

If you have additional questions, please reach out to the Success Team. 

CSWP

The CSWP exam tests you on three  main areas: Modeling, Configurations, and Assemblies. It is broken down into three separate test segments, which means you can take breaks in between each exam. You can even take the segments on different days.

  • The Modeling section tests you on being able to read a drawing, using variables to dimension a model, modifying the part files at different stages in modeling process, and getting mass properties from a part file.  This section is very similar to the CSWA modeling section, just more complex.
  • The Configuration section tests you on creating configurations, changing configurations, and using a design table to create configurations.
  • The Assemblies section tests you on creating part files, assembling parts to create a model, replacing components in an assembly, and adding mates to fully define an assembly.

You can take the CSWP at any computer that has an internet connection and SOLIDWORKS installed. 

To take the test, you will need an exam voucher. Your company’s SOLIDWORKS license with your reseller may include free testing; however, if you need testing vouchers, you can purchase them from SolidProfessor.

  • SOLIDWORKS exam vouchers are $99 and up.
  • You can purchase the vouchers with either a purchase order or credit card.
  • We can send you vouchers in 1-2 business days after you place your order.

Here are a two helpful links to help you continue to navigate the certification process:

If you have additional questions, please reach out to the Success Team. 

CSWE

There are several professional specialist exams, as well as the CSWE, which is the most advanced certification offered. No sample tests are provided, and in order to take the CSWE, you must have successfully passed the CSWP certification, as well as four of the five CSWP Advanced topic exams.  The CSWE exam contains 16 total questions, and you need a score of 85% or better to pass. The exam has a three-hour time limit, and once you start, you cannot stop. If you fail the exam, you must wait 180 days to retake it.

You can take the CSWE at any computer that has an internet connection and SOLIDWORKS installed. 

To take the test, you will need an exam voucher. Your company’s SOLIDWORKS license with your reseller may include free testing; however, if you need testing vouchers, you can purchase them from SolidProfessor.

  • SOLIDWORKS exam vouchers are $99 and up.
  • You can purchase the vouchers with either a purchase order or credit card.
  • We can send you vouchers in 1-2 business days after you place your order.

Here are a two helpful links to help you continue to navigate the certification process:

If you have additional questions, please reach out to the Success Team. 

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