The Sims 4 Skill Cheats

Raise and Lower Skill Levels

Sims 4 Skill Cheats allow you to raise or lower the Skill's level
Skill Cheats let you raise or lower each Skill's level individually. There is no cheat to max all skills at once, however.

Thankfully, the Sims Studio left in some development cheats that let us manually adjust Skills to any level we desire. This page is for handy reference to avoid you having to go through our massive Cheats page for the info you need. Here are the console commands you need to raise and/or lower Skills. Each cheat lets you select the level you want your Sim to have. If you want to see each level-up notification, you can do it by raising the skill level one at a time - 5, 6, 7 etc. Otherwise, we've got links to the skill guides here so that you can see what unlocks with each level and get information on using the abilities you'll be getting.

How to Use Skill Cheats

Opening the Console
Type Control + Shift + C (Mac users make sure you're actually using control and not command). Type testingcheats on to allow the use of advanced cheats. A white box will appear at the top of the screen where you can type in the following commands. Replace X with the level you want to set the Sim at. Remember that a select few skills may cap at level 5 as more Expansions are released.

Note the space between stats.set_skill_level and major_skill x. If you want to max all skills, I've typed all of these out so that you can copy/paste them in-game, replace the x with the skill level (10 in most cases) and master all skills fairly quickly.

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Kellysays...
I tried copying and pasting the baking one to level to 10, but it's not working. :(
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Kellysays...
Hi! I was having the same issue, but I figured it out! you only copy this section of the cheat for all of them - stats.set_skill_level major_baking x
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Barbiesays...
I can't do it either. The cheat isn't working for me.
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SOMEONEsays...
You need to do testingcheats on Before you do it!
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COLEGIO MONTESSORIsays...
to me it worked
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Miasays...
Hi, i can't get this cehat to work Unsure i am trying to get level 10 in baking, bt when i write down:- stats.set_skill_level major_baking x it dosen't work! am i suppose do write:
- stats.set_skill_10 major_baking x or something?Blush
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Playalotsays...
stats.set_skill_level major_baking 10
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Erinsays...
Hi to write the cheat properly-
stats.set_skill_level adultmajor_(WRITE SKILL NAME)
Hope this helps. ☺
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Pearlsays...
Just use this: stats.set_skill_level major_baking 10 Grin
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Arthursays...
So, I tried to use the Stats.set_skill_level major_Gourmetcooking 10 cheat. it leveled the skill as promised, but when I click on the fridge, or the stove, it says I'm still cooking level 3. Then when I cook something it says I leveled up to 4 after awhile, yet still shows 10 on the main skills section. Am I doing something wrong?
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Playalotsays...
Try exiting out of your game and reloading it.
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Simmersays...
Hi, you're probably confused with regular cooking and gourmet cooking.
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Rachelsays...
why there's no dancing skills?
Admin: The dancing skill came with Get Together. If you don't have that expansion pack then your sims will just have the basic dance moves.
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Britneysays...
i have the expanchion pack and its still not working
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Ameliasays...
It's actually Minor_Dancing, not Major.
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Makaylasays...
I tried the major painting cheat for the sim child and it did not work, is it the same for adults and kids?
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Playalotsays...
Children do not have the ability to paint in The Sims 4 so that skill isn't unlocked until the teen age. The cheat will work then. Smile
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Jeidosays...
The cheat that works best for me, once u have turned on testing cheats type in stats.set_skill_level AdultMajor_Gardening x
X being any level u want and replace the skill with the same names as those used above. Hope this helps!
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Magdalenasays...
Thaaank you I saw Forgoten Groot and my sim was on handiness 2. So usefull. Thanks so much.
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Peytonsays...
Im trying to get my sim hid wellness skill up to level 10 but it won't work! What am I supposed to enter?
Admin: Stats.set_skill_level major_wellness 10
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JaSminesays...
I made my sim level 10 piano and it worked, but then i tried the same with cooking and it won't work anymore? My sister is also having the same problem MadSad
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Olliesays...
hey! I've tried to get the cheat to work but it won't, I've typed it in multiple times and it doesn't do anything
I'm trying to level up the programming skill and the gaming skill and it simply won't do it
what should I do?
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Playalotsays...
Have you tried the copy/paste method?

How to: Copy and Paste Cheats

1. Make sure you're in Live mode, then press Shift-Ctrl-C all together to bring up the cheat console.
2. Copy and paste the desired cheat. (Mouse over the cheat with left-click held down to highlight, right-click and select copy.)

For example:
stats.set_skill_level major_programming 10

Which would make a sim have level 10 in the programming skill.

3. Paste it into the cheat console by pressing Ctrl-V together

Also remember to enable testingcheats on first.
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Ibensays...
Thank you so much! This was really helpful:-)
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Cmreissays...
Is there one for cooking? I'm currently trying to have a decent wedding, but my caterer is doing NOTHING. I have to be able to make my cake so I can complete the tasks. I did the gormetcooking one, but I don't think that correlates with JUST cooking. Sad
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Playalotsays...
stats.set_skill_level major_homestylecooking x
Where 'x' is the number of the level you want your sim to be at in the skill 1-10
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SilentAgentsays...
For cooking it is counted as a seperate skill as homestylecooking so in order to max that out simply type: stats.set_skill_level major_homestylecooking 10
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chrissays...
Hi, None of the cheats work for me Sad
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Playalotsays...
Have you tried the copy/paste method?

How to: Copy and Paste Cheats

1. Make sure you're in Live mode, then press Shift-Ctrl-C all together to bring up the cheat console.
2. Copy and paste the desired cheat. (Mouse over the cheat with left-click held down to highlight, right-click and select copy.)

For example:
Stats.set_skill_level major_handiness 10

Which would make a sim have level 10 in the handiness skill.

3. Paste it into the cheat console by pressing Ctrl-V together

Also remember to enable testingcheats on first.
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Johnsays...
Did you replace the X with a number because max is 10 so replace X with 10
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Jane Heesays...
Smile Heyy there! U can exit from your game before and then refresh it. Make sure your pc was good condition and in extra performance it mean it doesn't laging, etc. Then open the app and click Ctrl+Shift+C and don't forget to klik 'testingcheats on' make sure you write the correct word and sign.
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Emmasays...
My sim is at level 9 of her career and she needs to stay there until I get a snaggle fluster recipe. She accidentally levelled up her charisma. I used the cheat to get it back down again.
The skills bar now shows level 7 but the career goal of reaching level 8 charisma is still checked off. Is there any way to undo a career goal that's already been met?
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Playalotsays...
Not that I am aware of.

The easiest way to keep your sim at Level 9 of the career is for her to have time off work without calling in for a holiday day. If you send her to work either very inspired or very confident the Snaggle Fluster work op seem to pop up regularly. Remember that even if the work op fails at first you can keep your sim at that level long enough for the work op to appear again.
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alyssasays...
is there a photography one I really need to know :unsure
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Tobius Holmessays...
For the cooking one, there are two one is Gourmet cooking and the other is just cooking, but you type it in as
stats.set_skill_level AdultMajor_HomestyleCooking
and the gourmet one is
stats.set_skill_level AdultMajor_GourmetCooking
And the other one that throws people off is the mixology one, type it in as
stats.set_skill_level AdultMajor_Bartender
Just remember put a space, then the number you want the skill to be right after the name of the skill
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Bellasays...
Hi, my sim has already been skilled up to level 10 in everything. I want to decrease her skills to level 1 or at least level 5 , but it doesn't work? I've even tried other numbers.
Admin: Testingcheats on then use the cheat for skills and type the level at the end. For example to decrease a sims fitness level from 10 to 4:
stats.set_skill_level skill_fitness 4 Rememebr to be in live mode with your game paused and the target sim selected.
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Nichsays...
hey umm I'm trying to get my sims to highest level of singing for a karaoke contest in the sims, how do i do that?
Admin: Just use the singing skill cheat like normal.
Enable testingcheats on and then stats.set_skill_level major_10
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Jasmynsays...
Is there one for the vampire lore skill
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Playalotsays...
Yes: stats.set_skill_level major_Vampire Lore (0-15)
Guide to Cheats
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JustZsays...
i have the expansion packs : city living and get together ..the cheats for dancing and singing are they available for children ? or no ? how many skills can children unlock ?
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Playalotsays...
Children have their own set of skills. Adult skills can start to be learnt/unlocked once sims are teens.
Guide to Children
Childrens cheats are on this page
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Me Renasays...
I do noSmile
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Cindysays...
Thanks for these cheats. They really help a lot. I know it’s fairly new but is there one for pet training? I got the vet skill up using this cheat but can’t work it out with pet training.
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elenasays...
hi i was wondering if anyone knew the cheat to max career levels? Crying
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Playlotsays...
You'll find all the career cheats on our main Cheats Page (click)
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Alexandrasays...
Guys. some of those skills work for kidsSmile
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jennisays...
I'm trying to do the programming and painting skills but it won't work can someone help
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Playlotsays...
testingcheats on followed by stats.set_skill_level major_painting 10 or stats.set_skill_level major_programming 10
Guide to Cheats
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angelafa15says...
Thank you so much for these Carl~! Really helpful.
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Heathersays...
Hi I have tried these soo... many times that I'm frustrated. None are working it doesn't change at all. I have a sim I downloaded from the gallery that all his skills are basically maxed out but I would like him to start from scratch and earn them. Can someone please help me!


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