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Discover answers to the most frequently asked questions about SolidProfessor’s platform, memberships, requirements, and more.

With over 5,000+ engineering design courses in our Library, there’s something for everyone! SolidProfessor is primarily used by school instructorsengineering teams, and individual professionals. We have courses for beginners and experts alike, covering everything from basic engineering design theory to advanced certification exam prep. Whether you’re just starting your engineering education or leading a team of engineers, SolidProfessor has courses for you!

There are many free engineering design resources just a Google search away (including our own YouTube channel). While they might give you a fast answer to one SOLIDWORKS function, for example, these resources don’t set you up for success as an engineer. SolidProfessor’s platform is built for ongoing training, continuous learning, and helping you strategically achieve your goals. You should use SolidProfessor if you are looking to

  • Augment your engineering curriculum and prepare students for a career in engineering
  • Close skill gaps and reduce design cycle time on your engineering team
  • Advance your own professional career by gaining certifications and promotions

While SolidProfessor provides ongoing, on-demand training, there are many CAD, CAM, and BIM software resellers offering in-person training on their products.

There are benefits to both methods – and they don’t have to be mutually exclusive.

SolidProfessor’s extensive online learning platform makes it easy to access courses on multiple software, theories, and techniques. Whether you need to reinforce previously learned skills or want to maintain continuous development, SolidProfessor can help.

SolidProfessor has been used in hundreds of K-12 schools and college classrooms across the country, including Georgia Southern UniversityOhio State University, University of Colorado Boulder, Stranahan High SchoolUC San Diego, Atlantic TechnicalCal Poly, and more. Our courses are created by industry professionals, so students have access to training that will prepare them for success in the workplace. Many instructors also use our platform to enhance their knowledge of new engineering software platforms.

We’ve also been trusted by thousands of professionals for training, continuous learning, and reducing skill gaps. These engineers have been a part of design teams at Gentex, Dexcom, AccuTempKawasaki Motors, Boston Scientific Corp, Sub-Zero, and more.

Absolutely! There are many reasons to invest in engineering design training as a professional, whether it’s prepping for the CSWP exam or vying for a promotion. We offer Technical Certificates for many of our courses that you can even display on your LinkedIn! You can start honing your skills now with an annual or monthly membership. Learn more about SolidProfessor’s personal memberships, and sign up today.

SolidProfessor is used in classrooms across the country, from middle schools to high-level postsecondary institutions. Instructors can customize their SolidProfessor curriculum according the skill level of their students. While we provide training on specific engineering design software platforms, we also provide engineering theory courses. Students can work toward an industry certification and learn dozens of math, science, and engineering principles along the way.

Yes! Many younger students and individuals with an interest in STEM fields have used SolidProfessor to start building a foundation in engineering design theory and get their feet wet in different software tools. These courses are a good place to start:

Only if you want! SolidProfessor’s online engineering courses are designed to be concise and to-the-point, with most lessons at only a few minutes long. However, with hundreds of hours of courses in a variety of different topics, you can explore different engineering tools to your heart’s content! Visit our Library to get started.

Yes! We’ve put together courses to help you prepare for the CSWA and CSWP exams. Get familiar with the structure, style, and material on the exams and practice with guided exercises. We also have prep courses for a number of other engineering design certifications, including the AutoCAD User Certification, Revit User Certification, and Autodesk Inventor User Certification.

We’ve also helped students and instructors at the high school and postsecondary level become certified in various engineering software programs. In many states, schools can receive extra funding when students receive industry certifications.

No, but we offer something even better: You can access the first five lessons of every engineering course in the SolidProfessor Library for free — always. Start exploring our Library.

Yes! You will receive two months of SolidProfessor online training courses for free when you sign up for a personal annual membership. Sign up today.

Yes! We offer schools access to our Library at up to 90% off our regular pricing through the SolidProfessor Technology Grant Program. We wanted to make it as easy as possible for instructors to incorporate engineering design training in the classroom.  Apply online for the Technology Grant Program.

If your school has purchased SolidProfessor for your class or program, you can access your student membership by visiting the Student Store. Please contact your instructor if you cannot access your membership.

Yes! SolidProfessor for Business scales in price, making it cost-effective for your entire team to use the platform. Contact us for more information and a custom quote based on your team’s needs and size.

SolidProfessor for Business offers significant added value over individual subscriptions. With a SolidProfessor for Business Membership you’ll receive

  • Custom pricing and onboarding, as well as dedicated support from the SolidProfessor team
  • Access to the admin dashboard, giving you the ability to assign courses and track the progress of individual team members
  • Opportunities to capture tribal knowledge and add it to your customized training/learning program

Interested in learning more about SolidProfessor for your engineering team? Get in touch.

Yes! Simply fill out our Teams Demo Request Form and our team will be in touch to schedule your free, live demo of our platform.

SolidProfessor does not include access to any CAD, CAM, or BIM software tools. However, our extensive Library of engineering design tutorials covers a wide range of software programs, so we should have training available for whichever software is available to you or your team.

All you need is the world wide web and a device of your choice! As long as you have an internet connection and a computer, smartphone, or tablet, you can access every SolidProfessor course at your convenience. No other technology setup or downloads are required. Start exploring the Library now!

You must have access to the internet to view the SolidProfessor Library. Our courses are designed to be interactive so you can work alongside them while you’re at work, school, or home.

No. We offer competitively priced memberships for SolidProfessor for Schools and SolidProfessor for Business, but personal memberships are meant for one user.

You can change your membership plan at any time through the Membership Plans page. Depending on the type of change, you will either receive a credit applied to future billing or you will owe the difference in cost.