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Specialist and Expert Exam Information

General Information regarding Specialist and Expert exams, including pre-requisite knowledge and skills required.

Associate level

As a Certified CATIA Associate, you prove your knowledge and skills with CATIA fundamental modelling techniques after initial training and between one to six months of regular practice * in either Part, Assembly or Surface Design.

*These are indications that may vary from one person to another. 

Specialist level

After successfully mastering the material intended for passing the exams at the Associate level with adequate practical experience in the adequate fields, you need to pass at least two of the three basic levels to gain the title Specialist:

CATIA V5 Mechanical Design Specialist

This title is obtained after passing two Associate exams:
– CATIA V5 Part Design Exam
– CATIA V5 Assembly Design Exam 

CATIA V5 Surface Design Specialist

This title is obtained after passing two Associate exams:
– CATIA V5 Part Design Exam
– CATIA V5 Surface Design Exam

Expert level

To access the CATIA Expert exam, you need to master advanced CATIA modelling techniques after basic training and at least six to twelve months of practice or work experience.  The period of learning varies. By certification of your expert knowledge of CATIA software, you can obtain one of the following titles:

Certified CATIA V5 Part Design Expert

This title is obtained after passing:
– CATIA V5 Part Design Expert Exam

Certified CATIA V5 Assembly Design Expert

This title is obtained after passing:
– CATIA V5 Assembly Design Expert Exam

Certified CATIA V5 Surface Design Expert

This title is obtained after passing:
– CATIA V5 Surface Design Expert Exam