How To Get SOLIDWORKS Certified for Free

One of the many perks of being a SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service customer is that you get access to coupon codes to take your Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) and Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP) exams for free! For every license on active Subscription, you can request a free certification code twice per year - once between January and June, and again between July and December. 

The offer for free exams includes the ability to select one exam from each of the three categories below:

- CSWP (all 3 segments)

- Drawing Tools
- Mold Making
- Sheet Metal
- Surfacing
- Weldments

- Additive Manufacturing
- Electrical Associate
- Simulation Associate
- Sustainability Associate
- CAM Professional
- MBD Professional
- PDM Professional
- Simulation Professional

If you already have a certification as indicated by a * next to it, you can still obtain vouchers for that exam and pass it along to someone else.

Follow the steps below to access your complimentary exam codes:

  1. Log in to the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal

    As a SOLIDWORKS Subscription customer, you should already have an account. If not, create one for free at the link above.
  2. Once logged in to the Customer Portal, click on the Certification link under the Community section.
  3. On the right hand side of the screen, click the link for Certification Offers for Subscription Service Customers to obtain your exam codes and instructions on how to use them. 
  4. At the next page you will get your Coupon Code for a free CSWA or CSWP exam. You can also use your code for one of the specialized CSWP exams.

Follow the steps below to redeem your complimentary exam codes:

  1. Log in to the 3DEXPERIENCE VirtualTester.

    VirtualTester is the certification testing platform used to deliver 3DEXPERIENCE and SOLIDWORKS Certification exams. If you don't have a VirtualTester ID, create one at the link above using the Login button in the upper right corner.

  2. Click the Redemption ($) tab found along the left hand navigation bar.

  3. Follow the prompts!
Note that you don't need to screen shot or write down your exam codes. Anytime you revisit the redemption tab ($) your active vouchers will be listed until  they expire.



  • The process above applies to Commercial customers on Subscription and cannot be used to redeem Education certifications. For more information on how to receive free exams for educational licenses, please write in to us at
  • If you're using a network license set up, then you will be able to complete the redemption process equal to the number of seats of SOLIDWORKS you have on Subscription. However, each redemption will need to be completed by a different user with a different SOLIDWORKS ID.

For help obtaining your free exam codes, or to learn about the SOLIDWORKS Training options we have to help you prepare for your exams, give us a call at (416) 213-0533 or write in to us at

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