In order to become certified you need to be tested on your skills
The levels of SW Certifications are listed below
The SolidWorks certification is a benchmark that measures your knowledge, competence and professionalism with SOLIDWORKS software. Passing a SolidWorks certification exam indicates to others that you are competent in using SOLIDWORKS to create, analyze and share 3D data. There are three levels of certification: Associate, Professional, and Expert.
Become a Certified SOLIDWORKS Designer by learning and demonstrating your advanced knowledge and skills in the same software you use every day. Plus it’s a valuable indicator of your expertise in SOLIDWORKS.
The Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) certification validates that the Engineer has demonstrated an appropriate level of SOLIDWORKS skills to become a proficient user. CSWA holders have demonstrated the knowledge of fundamentals in modeling within SOLIDWORKS. This certification is suited for students trained in SOLIDWORKS and serves as a stepping stone to the Certified Professional (CSWP) and Certified Expert (CSWE) level certifications.
A Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional confirms your advanced knowledge of SOLIDWORKS software. This certification requires that you pass three tests: using drawings, creating parametric parts from drawings, and modifying models by editing equations and parameters. The exams at this level vary in length, but each requires a 75% to pass.
A Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert is the highest level of recognition for SOLIDWORKS users. Earning a CSWE certification shows your ability to solve complex modeling challenges, and indicates that you are able to use advanced functions within SOLIDWORKS and can provide maximum value to your company or organization. To take the CSWE exam, a user needs to have their CSWP as well as 4 CSWPA Advanced Topic certifications. The exams at this level vary in length and require an 85% to pass.