Apply for DLI University Ambassador Program Membership

The Deep Learning Institute (DLI) University Ambassador Program gives you the training and resources to deliver hands-on DLI workshops to university faculty, students, and researchers at no cost.

DLI has certified University Ambassadors at hundreds of universities across the world. To be an NVIDIA Ambassador, you first need to qualify and pass the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute Certified Instructor Program (CIP). Once certified, University Ambassadors are connected with high-quality, hands-on course materials and a fully configured, GPU-accelerated workstation in the cloud. Plus, you’ll be given access to workshop content, instructor assessments, and helpful tools to start delivering DLI workshops.



As an instructor candidate, you’ll complete rigorous, workshop-specific evaluations that include technical qualifications, subject matter expertise, mastery of workshop content, classroom delivery skills, and training on effective use of the DLI platform.

Certified instructors will also complete continuing education and renew their membership annually to maintain active status.

To qualify for membership in the program, you must be currently affiliated with an accredited University. You’ll also need to satisfy general technical qualifications for the technology covered by the workshop, such as deep learning, accelerated computing, and data science.

Candidate acceptance into the program is based on factors including:
> Qualifications
> Acceptance of the CIP Program Agreement

Each current DLI course has a specific qualification criteria and the courses are regularly updated. You can view the current course catalogue using the link below.

PROGRAM Benefits

DLI Workshop and Content Enablement

  • The skills to bring free, world-class DL training to your academic community in a variety of settings—from the classroom to academic conferences (USD$500 value per student). 
  • Free access to proven, ready-made content and online training platform for DLI workshops. 
  • Expense reimbursement (i.e. catering and/or travel) up to USD$500 per event. 
  • NVIDIA promotion of your DLI workshops, research activities, academic conference presentations, etc. 
  • NVIDIA contributions to proposals for DLI at conferences. 
  • Access to the Ambassador Workshop Event Kit “train-the-trainer” content and workshop promo assets. 
  • NVIDIA-branded giveaways and t-shirts for event attendees (subject to availability).

Training and Certification Award

  • Free DLI Instructor Certification, a USD$1000 value.
  • Formal inclusion in DLI University Ambassador and Certified Instructor Programs.

Other Teaching Resources

  • Free access to DLI content to complement your curriculum courses.
  • Early access to new DLI Teaching Kits and free cloud-based GPU platforms for students in your curriculum courses.

Opportunity to Conduct Paid DLI Training for Industry

Ambassadors can purchase DLI workshops (which they are certified to teach) at a discount and resell/instruct to industry and professional continuing education customers.



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Follow the link below to complete the DLI Ambassador Certification Program registration.