How long is the application process?
Applying to the Alliance Partner Network is easy. It takes between 10 to 15 minutes to fill out the online application. We then process your application and inform you within two weeks (on average) if your application has been approved or denied.
How do I know when I am approved?
You receive an email from the Alliance Partner Network within two weeks of submitting your online application.
How do I apply?
Fill out the online application at ni.com/partnerportal.
How do I get a specialty?
First, make sure you are at least a Silver Alliance Partner. Second, check that you meet the requirements. Third, email email@example.com explaining your interest.
Is NI certification required for all Alliance Partners? (Certified LabVIEW Developer (CLD) or Certified LabVIEW Architect (CLA) required for all Alliance Partners?)
Yes. To enter the Alliance Partner Network, you must have at least one CLD on staff. To move up to the other levels, you must increase the number of CLDs and CLAs on staff.
Is there a membership fee? (As an Alliance Partner, do I have to pay for an annual NI Alliance Partner Software (SRL) License?)
All Alliance Partners must purchase a license of the NI Alliance Partner Software (SRL) annually, which counts as their membership fee. The Alliance Partner Software is available in several seat options and prices. Learn more about NI Alliance Partner Software (SRL).
Is the Control Systems Integrators Association (CSIA) certification required for all Platinum Alliance Partners?
Yes. To grow and sustain a successful integration company that meets customers’ current and future requirements, Platinum Alliance Partners need to develop good business and management skills in addition to technical knowledge and certifications. CSIA is still the best way for NI to ensure Alliance Partners are operating as well as possible and meeting the highest standards for business and management. Preparing for the audit and becoming CSIA certified is a difficult task, but it ultimately results in Alliance Partners improving their business operations.