NI Certification Programs
|Certification Title/Description||Recommended Experience Level||Prerequisites|
|NI Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer (CLAD)||LabVIEW Core 1 and 2 training with three or more months of LabVIEW development experience||LabVIEW Core 1 and 2 training with three or more months of LabVIEW development experience|
|Certified LabVIEW Developer (CLD)||LabVIEW Core 1, 2, and 3 with nine or more months of LabVIEW development experience||Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer|
|Certified LabVIEW Architect (CLA)||Managing Software Engineering in LabVIEW and Advanced Architectures for LabVIEW training courses with 12 or more months of LabVIEW development experience||Certified LabVIEW Developer|
|NI Certified LabVIEW Embedded Systems Developer (CLED)||18 to 24 months of experience in developing medium- to large-scale LabVIEW Embedded control and monitoring applications with NI CompactRIO, NI Single-Board RIO, and/or NI R-Series hardware.||
Certification: CLD or CLA. Required training courses: LabVIEW Real-Time 1
LabVIEW Real-Time 2 (released Dec. 2012) OR LabVIEW Real-Time 1
NI RIO Integrator's training.
|Certified TestStand Developer (CTD)||TestStand I training with six or more months of NI TestStand experience||TestStand I training with six or more months of NI TestStand experience|
|Certified TestStand Architect (CTA)||TestStand I and TestStand II training with 18 or more months of NI TestStand experience||NI Certified TestStand Developer|
|Certified LabWindows™/CVI Developer (CCVID)||LabWindows/CVI Basics I and II with six months of LabWindows/CVI development experience||LabWindows/CVI Basics I and II with 6 months of LabWindows/CVI development experience|
|NI Certified Professional Instructor||Experience as a Certified Developer with the NI software featured in the course||Presentation or teaching experience; experience developing applications with NI software featured in the course|
NI Recertification Policy
To keep certifications current, the certified individual should advance to take the next higher certification level or recertify at the current level.