National Instruments Certified LabVIEW Architect Summit

Publish Date: Nov 16, 2016 | 2 Ratings | 3.00 out of 5 | Print


Each spring, National Instruments hosts the Certified LabVIEW Architect (CLA) Summit in the United States and Europe. The event brings together some of the world’s best NI LabVIEW programmers to discuss architectures, preview new features, and network with other CLAs and members of NI R&D. For 2017, the summits will be held in Vienna, Austria March 7-9, 2017 and at NI Corporate Headquarters in Austin, TX in September 2017, dates to follow. Click the CLA Community link below for more details.

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  1. What Is the CLA Summit?
  2. Why Should I Get Certified and Attend the CLA Summit?
  3. Related Links


1. What Is the CLA Summit?

The CLA Summit is a free two-and-a-half-day conference that features the community’s elite Certified LabVIEW Architects to:

  • Network and exchange best practices with other CLAs, NI executives, and engineers
  • Preview and influence the LabVIEW roadmap and unreleased product features
  • Meet one on one with NI R&D developers
  • Recertify as a CLA for free

CLAs help shape the event, from selecting the theme to defining the agenda. Given the opportunity to present their solutions to challenging problems, CLA community members come together for discussion and the chance to learn from each other’s implementations.

The CLA Summit is a complimentary benefit of attaining Architect level certification. An active CLA certification is required for attendance. LabVIEW Architects with expired certifications can attend, provided they recertify before or at the event. Dates and registration details for both summits will be emailed directly to Certified LabVIEW Architects as well as posted to the CLA Community Page.

If you are not yet a CLA, get certified before the summit! Visit or email to register for an exam near you.

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2. Why Should I Get Certified and Attend the CLA Summit?

NI certification demonstrates you have the skills needed to create high-quality applications with NI software platforms and gives customers, peers, and employers confidence in your abilities. The Certified LabVIEW Architect exam is the final step in the three-part LabVIEW certification process. You can learn more about the National Instruments Certification Program at

For LabVIEW Architects, the annual summit is an important opportunity to meet with technical peers and have high-level conversations.

While other NI events cater to audiences with wide-ranging skill levels, the select audience for CLA Summits allows for an agenda full of advanced presentations on issues at the forefront of LabVIEW design and problem solving. Through the discussions that follow these presentations, CLAs learn about advanced architectures, best practices, and product features that may benefit their own work. The summits also present the valuable opportunity for LabVIEW Architects to interact with members of LabVIEW R&D in presentations, small group discussions, and one-on-one meetings.

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