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 CSWA certificate format

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Instructors need to create a final exam for their CAD course.   Students need to build their resume or CV to prove to employers they have SolidWorks skills.   

The Certified SolidWorks Associate Exam (CSWA) tests the fundamental competencies of engineering graphics using SolidWorks.   The online, 3 hour exam, tests if a student can read a drawing, accurately create a model, record its mass properties and then multiple make changes to the model . 

Each student has a unique exam that is automatically graded.  Students become part of our SolidWorks Virtual Testing Center where as they continue their engineering design career, can take part in the other 8 exams offered by SolidWorks Certification.  The SolidWorks Testing Center is located here

Schools on subscription, which meet the minimum license requirements, can be CSWA Providers, offering the CSWA exam to their students in a proctored classroom setting.  Student results for each topic are provided to the educators.  Educators can apply at

Try out the CSWA sample exam.   Students can join the 1000's of engineers and designers that have become SolidWorks certified.

This was the best final exam that I gave my own students.  Years later, I still get thank you notes from students.  Marie

Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Director of Education & Early Engagement, SolidWorks at Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation
Marie Planchard is Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS. She is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the SOLIDWORKS products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard