As competition for jobs and university places gets more and more competitive, a
Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) certificate, alongside GCSE’s and ‘A’ levels will
make any student stand out from the crowd. Employers and university admission
officers will recognise the blue-chip credentials of SOLIDWORKS and understand
CSWA/CSDA/CSWP as a highly credible measure of competence.
Included in the subscription is one free entry for up to 60 students/teachers to the CSWA, CSDA and CSWP
examinations. CSWA preparation need not be onerous and is ideal for A Level students who wish to study
subjects such as Engineering, Product Design, etc., at university. The School or College has to register for the
exam and then obtain ‘vouchers’ (effectively PIN codes) for students wishing to enter. The exam has a three
hour time limit and is taken on-line at whatever time or date suits. CSWA Tutorials are built into MySolidWorks
(see above). Full details of the examination and how to enter can be found at
. Teachers too can formally show their competence with free entry to the
Technology Educator Competency Exam (TECE). Teachers passing both the CSWA and TECE examinations gain
the SolidWorks Accredited Educators Certification.