Transfer an NI Software License to Another User

Updated Dec 14, 2023



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

  • 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, you can send an email to 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 the public announcement (Optional. 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)

Transfer a license not within the same company 

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

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

Once you have submitted the License Transfer request, NI 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.
  • It may take from 24 to 48 hours to update the software service benefits after receiving the confirmation that the license was transferred.
  • If you are unsure what type of license you have or your company has, or the software service benefits were not granted after 48 hours, please contact NI Support for further assistance.