Mastercam Certification

The Mastercam University and Mastercam Certification programs offer exciting opportunities to expand your skills and knowledge in the precision manufacturing industries.

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What is Mastercam Certification?

The Mastercam Certification program is a rigorous set of practical tests that recognizes a programmer’s knowledge and ability to work effectively with Mastercam CAM software, overcome common issues facing today’s shops, and produce high quality finished parts.

It sets the bar to a high standard and ensures that only the very best programmers become Mastercam Certified.

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Why invest in the Certification Program?

Benefits to the end-user – Programmers and machinists completing the Mastercam Certification program carry with them a useful means of quickly proving and validating their Mastercam skills in an increasingly demanding industry.

Benefits to the employer – By hiring Mastercam Certified employees you are guaranteed to get the level of experience and expertise that you demand. Hire with confidence in knowing that your new employee has the skills that it takes to get the job done right.


How to get certified

Mastercam Certification uses a rigorous 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.

If a student scores an 80% or higher on the exam, they will receive their certification immediately. If a student fails the test, the system will automatically allow a retest after 20 days.

Mastercam Certification Pretest

This is a pretest that prepares students who wish to take the Associate Certificate Exam. The test is comprised of 30 random questions (out of approximately 125 total questions) and tests students on various topics in Mastercam. There is no time limit on this pretest, and it can be taken unlimited times. It is recommended that students take this pretest multiple times to experience a broader range of the available questions. Mastercam software is not required to take this exam.

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Mastercam offers two levels of certification

Mastercam Associate Certification

Associate Certification is a reliable validation of your skills and knowledge in the use of Mastercam software. It is the first benchmark and a useful step toward a Mastercam Professional Certification.

Mastercam Professional Certification​

Professional Certification includes comprehensive testing combined with a practical application component, using Mastercam to program a part based on a specific set of requirements. Professional Certification includes a proctored exam at a designated location.

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