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.