Learn how to obtain free certification exam vouchers that are available to all SOLIDWORKS subscription customers.
First, you will need a SOLIDWORKS ID that is registered with a SOLIDWORKS serial number that is currently active on subscription. In addition, you will need a 3DEXPERIENCE Certification Center VirtualTest account.
Note: You can request exam vouchers for Certifications that you’ve already earned. These will be displayed with an asterisk next to them. The reason one might want to do this is to share that voucher code with someone else who you wish to encourage to get certified.
Important: Vouchers expire 180 days after they have been requested. Likewise, after 180 days you will be able to request a new set of vouchers. Essentially, you can do this once between January and June and once again between July and December.
In the image below, you can see that there is a purchased credit for the Advanced Surfacing exam.
Starting the exam will use the credit immediately regardless of your final score. This means that if you are unsuccessful passing an exam, another purchased credit is required in order to try again. Also required is the minimum 14 day waiting period before your next attempt.
If you click on an exam that you don’t have a credit for, there is a Buy Credit…option available to you. Selecting this button launches the online store where you can purchase the exam credit.
After purchasing the desired credit, clicking OK should refresh the certification list to show your credit. If that does not work, a simple relaunch of the virtual tester may be required to show any new credits immediately upon purchase. Logging into your 3DEXPERIENCE Certification Center account will also reveal these newly purchased credits.
I hope you found this guide helpful. Good luck from GoEngineer!
*Note: This article was originally published in 2018 and was updated in 2021 due to accuracy.
About Joseph Richter
Joseph is usually teaching in the Classroom instructing Engineers and Designers looking to get the most out of SOLIDWORKS. He is passionate about design and explains that it is not about what ‘he can do in SOLIDWORKS’, but rather what he can help others learn and accomplish in SOLIDWORKS. He has been serving the SOLIDWORKS community with excellence in Arizona since 2004.
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