Certified LabVIEW Developer (CLD)

  • 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 professional certification badge logo and digital badge

The Certified LabVIEW Developer Certification 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

NI offers the Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer (CLAD) exam for both LabVIEW and LabVIEW NXG at this time.

Expect to see our LabVIEW NXG certification offering expand with future releases of this next-generation software.

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: None
-Format: Application development
-Duration: 4 hours
-Location: NI branch office, training center, online, 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
-Duration: 1 hour
-Location: Pearson VUE testing centers or NI branch offices

Recertification by Points
By participating and completing approved activities, Certified Professionals can earn and accumulate points redeemable toward recertification.