Mastercam Certification: Here’s How You Can Get Mastercam Certified

The world of manufacturing is constantly evolving and expanding. What better way to stand out in the competitive field than having an official document attesting to your level of knowledge with the world’s most widely used CAM software?

What is Mastercam Certification?

Mastercam Certification offers interactive courses, proctored exams, and direct payment for courses and exams. Within this new platform, users can design, develop, schedule, proctor, and collect data on Mastercam Certification exams. It’s the easiest path to becoming Mastercam Certified we’ve ever offered! No longer do you need to visit an on-site testing area; you can now become Mastercam Certified from the comfort of your home or workplace.

How Do I Get Started?

First, if you don’t have current access to Mastercam, you can practice using Mastercam Demo/HLE. This allows you to experience what you can do with the industrial version of Mastercam but doesn’t post G-code. Your next step should be exploring Mastercam University online training. Mastercam University offers 24/7 access to online courses for anyone looking to begin a career in CNC programming, or to current Mastercam users with the desire to sharpen their skills. We highly recommend you take every opportunity to gain CAD/CAM experience before taking a certification exam.

If you are a current Mastercam customer, we also suggest getting in touch with your Mastercam Reseller as a resource to help you explore your unique options for education and training.

What Mastercam Certifications Are Available?

Once you’re ready to get certified, review the objectives, and be sure to prep for each one. We currently offer certification for the following:

2D Mill Certification

The Mastercam 2D Mill Certification demonstrates that users are able to:

  • Explain and discuss the workflow for creating 2D toolpaths.
  • Understand the workflow of taking a model and creating NC code.
  • Articulate the difference between standard and dynamic toolpaths.
  • Understand the creation of geometry in Mastercam.

What’s the estimated time to complete the Certification?

Each exam allows for a maximum of 120 minutes (about 2 hours).

How many questions are on the exam?

40 questions.

Do you need to download Mastercam in order to take the exam?

No.

How long is the certification valid for?

There is currently no expiration date. Once you earn a Certification, it stays with you. We encourage you to keep current on your skills by periodically recertifying.

How can I prepare for the exam?

Log in to Mastercam University or create an account and take the course 2021: 2D Mill. There aren’t official prerequisites, but we encourage you to take the Mastercam University course to prepare.


3D Mill Certification

The Mastercam 3D Mill Certification demonstrates that users are able to:

  • Explain the workspace.
  • Explain geometry creation.
  • Explain toolpath creation.

What’s the estimated time to complete the Certification?

Each exam allows for a maximum of 120 minutes (about 2 hours).

How many questions are on the exam?

40 questions.

Do you need to download Mastercam in order to take the exam?

No.

How long is the certification valid for?

There is currently no expiration date. Once you earn a Certification, it stays with you. We encourage you to keep current on your skills by periodically recertifying.

How can I prepare for the exam?

Log in to Mastercam University or create an account and take the course 2021: 3D Mill. There aren’t official prerequisites, but we encourage you to take the Mastercam University course to prepare.


Lathe Certification

The Mastercam Lathe Certification demonstrates that users are able to:

  • Explain the workflow for creating Lathe and C-axis toolpaths.
  • Understand the workflow of taking a model and creating NC code.
  • Articulate the difference between standard and dynamic toolpaths.
  • Understand the creation of geometry in Mastercam.

What’s the estimated time to complete the Certification?

Each exam allows for a maximum of 120 minutes (about 2 hours).

How many questions are on the exam?

40 questions.

Do you need to download Mastercam in order to take the exam?

No.

How long is the certification valid for?

There is currently no expiration date. Once you earn a Certification, it stays with you. We encourage you to keep current on your skills by periodically recertifying.

How can I prepare for the exam?

Log in to Mastercam University or create an account and take the course 2021: Lathe. There aren’t official prerequisites, but we encourage you to take the Mastercam University course to prepare.

Ready to get started?

Sign in or create your account on Mastercam University to take your first certification!