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What you need to know to take the Associate level exam and links to the exam resources

What you need to know to take the Professional level exam and links to the exam resources

General Instructions

Review the Presentation of the CSWA Overview: How to take the exam.

For test day:

Be rested. Be sure to address any personal needs before starting the exam. Please turn off all cell phones. You will not have any breaks during the exam. The exam will be three hours long from the moment you start the exam. 

  1. Check email for voucher code: copy the code for pasting later.
  2. Start Solidworks.
  3. Start the Virtual Tester client: ( A folder is located on the desktop )
  4. You may have to create an account if you have not already done so. 
  5. When ready to begin the exam, enter your voucher code (use paste). Your exam countdown time will begin immediately.


  • Answer all questions. Be sure to make your answer selection and submit your answer.
  • Study the questions thoroughly and understand what needs to be solved. Study thoroughly any drawings and additional information provided.
  • Be sure to check your model units, material, origin, and orientation for both parts and assemblies.

Exam Prep Resources

Description Link
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SolidWorks training courses focus on fundamental skills and concepts key to insuring your success with SolidWorks.   Training 
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