The first thing to do to prepare for an exam is to take a Dassault Systemes-authorized course from one of our Education Partners or from your University or School. As individual learning styles differ, we provide Instructor-led training or Web-based on-line training programs for candidates to choose from.
Candidates who take the exams do not have to meet any education or experience criteria to qualify. However, it is suggested that candidates should consider the following before taking an exam:
Candidates should have received formal training on the topics that are listed within the exam.
Candidates should review and refresh on the topics that are listed to be covered within the exam.
Candidates should possess actual hands-on "work" experience on the topics that are listed within the exam. With an estimated total work experience time of 1-6 months for the Specialist level. *
Preparation kits should give you a good taste of what you will experience when taking the exams: link to prep kits on CATIA page.
* Note: the times listed above can vary depending on the individual and work being performed
On the day of your exam, you will be required to show an official identification document, with a recent photograph (driver's license, passport, or equivalent).
You will take the exam in a room that is dedicated to that purpose. The room is typically monitored via video camera or an exam proctor to deter cheating.
You are not allowed to take anything into the testing room to assist you with your exam. No pencils, pens, pages, additional paper, cell phones or any other device are allowed in the exam area of the testing center.
There will be a confidentiality agreement provided by the certification sponsor that you must acknowledge by clicking on an "I agree" button. This is basically a promise not to give out the questions you encountered in the exam.
When you finish the exam, your score will appear on the screen. If successful, your electronic certificate will automatically be generated and stored in your account for download.
The exams are delivered online at one of our authorized Certification Centers.
If you are an individual, contact one of our 'Public' Certification Centers.
If you are a student, contact your professor. If your University or School is not a Certification Center, you can contact one of our 'Public' certification centers.
Current Certification Centers
To obtain the 'CATIA V5 Mechanical Designer Specialist' certification title, you need to pass the following two exams:
- CATIA V5 Part Design
- CATIA V5 Assembly Design
To obtain the 'CATIA V5 Mechanical Surface Designer Specialist' certification title, you need to pass the following two exams:
- CATIA V5 Part Design
- CATIA V5 Surface Design
When you finish the exam, your score will appear on the screen. If successful, your electronic certificate will be generated and stored in your account for download.
Each certificate bears a unique identifier and code. To verify the authenticity of the certificate, simply flash or enter the code at https://3ds.virtualtester.com and authenticity of the certificate will be instantly verified.
A 'Public' Certification Center is open to anyone who want to take a Dassault Systèmes exam.
A 'Private' Certification Center is dedicated to the University's or School's students.
View the current list of our Certification Centers
When you take a Dassault Systèmes certification exam and pass it with success, you cannot retake the exam.
When you fail an exam, there is a 14-day waiting period before retaking an exam. Another exam credit will be needed to retake the test.
When you pass an exam with success, your electronic certificate is automatically generated and stored in your account together with certification labels.
Your certificate has a unique identifier and QR code that allow you to authenticate it online ('Validate Certificate' icon). Link: https://3ds.virtualtester.com/up
The exams are localized in the languages most requested by the market. The CATIA exams are available in Chinese (Simplified), English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), and Spanish.
No break is allowed during the exams.
The option to be displayed in the online directory is something that must be approved by the user. By default the option is set to No. So, you need to login to your account and select the option to be displayed. You can login to your account by using the following ink: https://3ds.virtualtester.com
Once logged into your account navigate to your settings page and select the "Yes" option for "List in Online Directory".
The tester software will retry to connect for ~2 minutes. If the connection is still not available, an error message will be displayed and a TXT file will be saved on your desktop. The name of the file is: Tangix_TesterPro_Error_Date_Time.
Please send this file to support(at)tangix.com
You will have to start the examination over and no refund will be available. Once you click ‘take exam’ your exam credit will be redeemed and we cannot refund your payment or voucher. If you computer crashes, your answers are not recoverable.
Dassault Systèmes no longer mails out certificates to individuals who have passed an exam. Your certificate is available in your user account for download. You can print it from your computer so you no longer have to wait to receive it. To access your certificate simply log into your account by using this link: https://3ds.virtualtester.com. Then go to 'Your Certificate' page and follow the on-screen instructions. Please note that not all exams have printable certificates.