Mastercam Certification is an excellent way to demonstrate your talent and expertise using the world’s most widely used CAM software.
As you get started, your Mastercam Reseller is an excellent resource to help you explore your options for education and training. They’re available to help with these training options:
- Mastercam University online training.
- Third party training content.
- Training opportunities local to your region.
You can practice using Mastercam in school, on the job, and at home with Mastercam Demo/HLE. Take advantage of every opportunity to gain CAD/CAM experience before taking a certification exam.
Benefits of Mastercam Certification
Individuals with CNC programming and machining skills are in high demand in the manufacturing industry, and staying current with the latest technology is key.
- Benefits to Mastercam users: Programmers and machinists with Mastercam Certification carry a useful credential that demonstrates their skills using our software.
- Benefits to employers: Hiring Mastercam Certified talent provides a level of confidence in knowing that a new employee has the required skills necessary. Mastercam Certifications are a way to keep your skills current with the latest CAD/CAM solutions, regardless of industry or application type.
Mastercam Certification uses a set of practical tests to examine a programmer’s ability to work effectively with CAM software, overcome common issues, and produce high-quality finished parts.
2D Mill Certification
Completion of the Mastercam 2D Mill certification shows mastery of the skills needed to effectively use Mastercam. Certified users will be 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, and understand the creation of geometry in Mastercam.
3D Mill Certification
Completion of the Mastercam 3D Mill certification shows mastery of the skills needed to effectively use Mastercam. Certified users will be able to explain the workspace, geometry creation, and toolpath creation for Mastercam 3D Mill.
Review the 3D Mill Exam Blueprint.
Completion of the Mastercam Lathe certification shows mastery of the skills needed to effectively use Mastercam. Certified users will be 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, and understand the creation of geometry in Mastercam.
Review the Lathe Exam Blueprint.
Completion of the Mastercam Multiaxis certification shows mastery of the skills needed to effectively use Mastercam. Earners will be able to accurately establish WCS and tool planes in a multiaxis environment, differentiate between multiaxis machine capabilities, demonstrate knowledge of 5-axis curve, swarf milling, flow, parallel, deburr, 3+2 automatic roughing, multisurface, project curve, and morph toolpaths, and implement 3+2 machining strategies and simultaneous 5-axis strategies.
Review the Multiaxis Exam Blueprint.
Completion of the Mastercam Core certification shows mastery of necessary, foundational skills in programming with Mastercam. Earners will be able to understand and navigate the Mastercam user interface, set up parts for programming, manage planes, create geometry, explore toolpath parameters, program toolpaths, manage tools, simulate programs, and generate NC code.
Review the Core Exam Blueprint.
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Frequently Asked Questions
If I fail the exam, can I retake it?
Yes. You can take each exam up to three times, with a one-week (7-day) waiting period between each attempt. Please be aware that you will be charged for each attempt.
How much does the exam cost?
The cost per attempt is $200. The current price for students is $100 per exam attempt.
How long does the exam take?
Each exam allows a maximum of 120 minutes.
What languages are the exams available in?
Currently, our online exams are offered in English only.