Certified LabVIEW Developer (CLD)

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  • Midlevel LabVIEW certification
  • Demonstrates an ability to create functional, well-documented LabVIEW code with minimal development
  • Valid for 3 years from date taken; recertification required to maintain credentials
  • Benefits include use of certification logo and listing on ni.com

The 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 to assess and validate 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 NI 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 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
OR
-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 Process
Certified Professionals can recertify by two methods: recertification by exam or recertification by points.
-Recertification interval: 3 years

Recertification by Exam
-Format: Multiple choice or full practical exam
-Duration: 1 hour or 4 hours
-Location: Pearson VUE testing centers or NI branch offices
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Recertification by Points
By participating and completing approved activities, Certified Professionals can earn and accumulate points redeemable toward recertification.
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