CNC Software Delivers New, Improved Certification Program

The certification indicates knowledge and expertise in the familiar CAM software, according to CNC Software.

The certification indicates knowledge and expertise in the familiar CAM software, according to CNC Software.

Mastercam Certification is a rigorous set of knowledge-based and practical tests that demonstrate a programmer’s ability to work effectively with CAM software, overcome common issues facing shops and produce quality finished parts, according to CNC Software, the company that makes Mastercam. It indicates knowledge and expertise in the known CAM software, the company reports. Certification is an achievement and credential that provides proof of skill sets and can open educational and career advancement opportunities, according to CNC Software.

Mastercam certification. Image courtesy of CNC Software.

Programmers and machinists who complete the Mastercam Certification program carry a means of quickly proving and validating their Mastercam skills, according to CNC Software.


Currently available are 2D Mill, 3D Mill and Lathe certifications. Successful completion of these exams demonstrates the ability to explain and discuss the workflow for creating toolpaths, understand the workflow of taking a model and creating NC code, articulate the difference between standard and Dynamic toolpaths, and understand the geometry in Mastercam, according to CNC Software.

There are no eligibility requirements or prerequisites needed to take a Certification exam. Users are encouraged to use the training courses on Mastercam University, which contain lessons that cover the topics in the Certification exams. Mastercam Resellers can also be consulted for training options available, or the user’s experience as a machinist/programmer may have already given them the skills and knowledge needed to succeed with the exams.

After passing an exam, users will earn a digital credential called a badge. A badge proves a passing grade on an exam, or a series of exams, verifying that their knowledge has been certified by Mastercam, according to CNC Software.

To learn about Mastercam’s Certification Program, click here. 

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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