LabVIEW Champions are National Instruments platform enthusiasts who have been recognized for their exceptional application development, technical depth and breadth, leadership, and contributions to the LabVIEW community. These individuals are positive contributors, advocating for the NI platform while providing constructive feedback. LabVIEW Champions are third-party individuals who have received recognition from National Instruments for their outstanding contributions to the success of LabVIEW.
Certified LabVIEW Architect
LabVIEW Architect certification is the highest level of LabVIEW certification possible. The exam for this step presents a set of high-level requirements and tests the user’s ability to build a sensible VI hierarchy and project plan for delivering an application that fulfills those requirements. You can use this certification to assess and validate an individual’s LabVIEW development and project management skills for the purpose of project staffing or career advancement. For example, having Certified Architects on staff to provide technical leadership and guidance ensures that less experienced developers are following best practices that will make them more competent and efficient developers. In addition, Certified Architects can design the application architecture and manage the development of the individual components by other engineers.
Certified LabVIEW Embedded Systems Developer
A Certified LabVIEW Embedded Systems Developer (CLED) demonstrates proficiency and expertise in analyzing requirements for and designing, developing, debugging, and deploying reliable mission-critical embedded control and monitoring applications based on CompactRIO, Single-Board RIO, and/or R Series hardware. A CLED efficiently uses the LabVIEW Real-Time and LabVIEW FPGA modules in accordance with NI-recommended best practices and software engineering principles to design modular, scalable, and maintainable embedded systems.
Certified LabVIEW Developer
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.
Certified TestStand Developer
The Certified TestStand Developer is the first step in the two-part TestStand certification process. The exam measures the ability to develop, debug, and deploy functional applications in TestStand software while minimizing development time and ensuring maintainability.
Certified Professional Instructor
The NI Certified Professional Instructor (CPI) certification distinguishes individuals who are authorized to teach NI courses. CPIs are the only professionals, besides National Instruments engineers, authorized to teach NI courses, and they typically teach regional courses in an NI Authorized Training Center. Additionally, through teaching courses, National Instruments Alliance Partners and certified professionals can identify future projects and business opportunities while positioning themselves as the experts in their fields. Companies or individuals who are looking to differentiate themselves can grow along with National Instruments and develop an alternative revenue source.
Certified Professional Engineer
To become licensed, engineers must complete a four-year college degree, work under a Professional Engineer for at least four years, pass two intensive competency exams and earn a license from their state's licensure board. Then, to retain their licenses, PEs must continually maintain and improve their skills throughout their careers.