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Announcing the Onshape Certification Program

KatieHuffmanKatieHuffman Member, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 125
edited October 1 in General

Today, Onshape is pleased to announce the launch of a professional certification program for designers and engineers who use the Onshape platform.    

The Certified Onshape Professional exam is a first-of-its-kind Onshape program, providing designers and engineers with the opportunity to gain accreditation and document their proficiency in the Onshape platform. The 3 hour exam, consisting of both knowledge-based as well as practical modeling questions, is the first certification exam from Onshape and is intended for professional users. 

The test includes knowledge based questions that were developed based on the best practices taught in the courses and instructor-led curriculum found in the Onshape Learning Center, and generally known concepts by most professional users. The modeling section is focused on executing an array of fairly standard Onshape design tools, including part modeling, multi-part modeling, and assembly design.

Overall, the exam is designed for the moderate to advanced Onshape user.  Based on the feedback and experience of those who participated in the EVP of the exam, it has been assessed as a challenging but fair test of ability.

In addition to providing users with a sense of satisfaction as certified Onshape Professional, the test also provides employers with a uniform standard for skills-based assessment.  The certification lets successful designers and engineers highlight their expertise in Onshape with current and prospective employers on their resume and on their personal Linked-In page. 

As an organization, Onshape is excited to provide our growing community of professional designers and engineers the opportunity to become certified in the Onshape platform. We developed this test because we have had increasing interest from Onshape designers and engineers, and their employers, our customers, in a certification that recognizes users for their Onshape proficiency. 

The Certified Onshape Professional exam is a comprehensive exam intended for current professional users who have proficiency in the Onshape platform.  

Looking ahead, Onshape expects to continue to provide additional skills-based certification, including an exam specifically designed for the growing education and academic audience.

Get certified today! Learn more about the Certified Onshape Professional exam here!


  • Joe_SpartoJoe_Sparto Member Posts: 11 PRO
    Are there any plans on creating an Onshape Certification Professional Exam practice test?
  • KatieHuffmanKatieHuffman Member, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 125
    Are there any plans on creating an Onshape Certification Professional Exam practice test?
    YES! We are working with a partner to create exam prep materials!
  • NizzeNizze Member Posts: 5 EDU
    Will it only be possible to do the exam from an professional or enterprise account or is it accessible from student and free accounts?  
  • KatieHuffmanKatieHuffman Member, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 125
    The exam is possible to take for users of any type of Onshape subscription, including Free and Educational. The content on this particular exam is geared towards professionals and might be challenging for students- but stay tuned as we are working to offer an exam designed for students too!
  • will_fredinwill_fredin Member Posts: 1
    Would completing the Self-paced courses be enough to pass the certification test?
    Also, do you have a rough timeline it takes ti complete the self-paced courses?
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,955 PRO

    Completing the self paced courses will teach you most everything you need. But it really does do a good job of making sure you 'Know' Onshape well.

    I wouldn't rush into the test until you are very comfortable with most features of Onshape and 3D parametric CAD in general.

  • KatieHuffmanKatieHuffman Member, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 125


    John is right- the self-paced courses will get you most of the way there. We really tried to create an exam that would evaluate a users ability to know all the key aspects of Onshape in a professional capacity. I would't rush taking it either.

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