Transfer an NI Software License to Another User

Updated Nov 19, 2020

Reported In


  • LabVIEW
  • TestStand
  • VeriStand
  • LabWindows/CVI
  • NI License Manager
  • Volume License Manager

Issue Details

  • How do I transfer a license for NI software (LabVIEW, TestStand, VeriStand, or similar) to another user? 
  • How do I change the company ownership information for my NI licenses? For example, my company was recently acquired or divested.


Transfer a license within the same company

If you need to transfer a license to another employee at the same company and you both have a login, you can transfer the license through your accounts.

If you need to transfer between companies as part of a publicly announced/documented merger, acquisition or divestiture, or due to a Company name change, you can send an email to the corresponding email address listed below with the following information: 


  • Serial Number (only for Single Seat Licenses)
  • New end user full name
  • New end user email address
  • New end user phone number
  • Web link to public announcement (for mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, or name changes)

License transfer requests are handled via email depending on the type of license you have: 


Transfer a license not within the same company 

A License Transfer form is required to be sent to the corresponding email address in the following cases:


  • Selling a License to an unrelated company/entity
  • Buying a license from unrelated company/entity
  • A Partner/integrator delivering a license to an end customer

Once you have submitted the License Transfer request, National Instruments will contact you to confirm the transfer. Please allow a few business days for the transfer request to be completed. 

Additional Information

  • Please be aware that you are giving your rights to use the licensed software to the new party listed.
  • A license can be transferred up to four times per calendar year.
  • If you are unsure what type of license you have or your company has, please contact NI Support for further assistance.