The NI LabVIEW certification path includes three steps. The second step is the Certified LabVIEW Developer, which indicates the ability to design and develop functional programs while minimizing development time and ensuring maintainability through proper documentation and style. You can use this certification for assessment and validation of an individual’s LabVIEW development skills for the purpose of project staffing or career advancement. For example, having Certified LabVIEW Developers on staff to provide technical leadership and guidance ensures that less-experienced developers are following best practices to make them more competent and efficient developers.
All National Instruments Alliance Partners at the Certified Partner level and above maintain at least one Certified LabVIEW Developer or Architect on staff, so that clients can be sure they are getting the best possible results.
“I have been a Certified LabVIEW Developer (CLD) since 2002. As a programmer within a corporation, I took the certification exam just to prove to myself that I was as good a programmer as I thought. When I went into consulting, it became more important because it gave our clients more confidence in my abilities. In the end, I learned how to create better code and made some new friends along the way.” -Mark Balla, Certified LabVIEW Architect and LabVIEW Champion
Recommended Experience Level
-12 to 18 months of experience in developing medium to large applications in LabVIEW
-LabVIEW Core 1, 2, and 3 training with nine or more months of LabVIEW development experience
Certification Exam Details
-Prerequisite: Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer
-Format: Application development
-Duration: 4 hours
-Location: NI branch office, training center, or on-site at your location
Recertification Exam Details
-Recertification interval: 2 years
-Format: Multiple choice
-Duration: 1 hour
-Location: Pearson VUE testing centers or NI branch offices