Yes, You Can Still Take The CSWA For Free (Here’s How)

If you missed the free CSWA exam offer from, all is not lost. There are a few different ways you can still take the CSWA exam, or some of the other SOLIDWORKS Certification exams, at no cost.

SOLIDWORKS User Group Meetings

Each month there are about 30 SOLIDWORKS User Group meetings held around the world where users gather to learn tips and tricks and to network with other users in their area.


SOLIDWORKS Subscription Customers

Among the value-added benefits of being a SOLIDWORKS Subscription Services customer, you are entitled to take some of our exams for free. As part of this service SOLDWORKS customers get a free CSWA or CSWP, a free Advanced Topic exam, and a free specialty exam for each seat of SOLIDWORKS software they have with an active subscription service contract.

This offer is redeemable twice a year (January – June and July – December). For more information visit the certification page in the customer portal (customer portal login required). Talk to your CAD admin or login to the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal to determine eligibility. You can also get more information about the SOLIDWORKS Subscription Services program here.

Additionally, Subscription Services customers can also take advantage of free tools through the fall of this year. Contact your authorized reseller for more information.


While SOLIDWORKS World 2015 has already passed, planning for the 2016 conference is well underway. SOLIDWORKS World 2016 will take place in Dallas Texas, and as always the conference will kick off on Sunday morning with Certification testing day. Attendees can sign up to take any of our exams at no charge (except CSWE). Stay tuned to the SOLDWORKS blog for future announcements about next year’s conference. If you want to revisit SOLIDWORKS World 2015, more than a 170 presentations are available on our proceedings site.

So those are a few ways you can still take some of our exams for free. For more information on the SOLDWORKS Certification Program, please visit our homepage.

Mike Puckett

Senior Manager, Worldwide Certification Program, SOLIDWORKS