Become a Partner

NVIDIA Partner Network

The NVIDIA Partner Network (NPN) lets potential partners select the membership that's best for their business and chosen competencies. Regardless of the level of commitment or plans for growth your company chooses, you'll find unique benefits and requirements to help drive your sales.

Partner Types

Authorized Board Partners

Partners who use NVIDIA® GeForce® technology and reference designs to build graphics cards for customers

Cloud Service Providers

Partners who provide and/or resell hosted software services to end-user customers leveraging NVIDIA GPU cloud accelerated solutions for DaaS, SaaS, and IaaS.


Partners who offer a broad range of services, tools, and support to partners in the NPN and serve as an extension of NVIDIA


Partners who provide online sales access and carry inventory of NVIDIA product for fast delivery to customers

Inception Partners

Startups who use NVIDIA technologies to build solutions and services with deep learning and data science


Industry-leading hardware OEMs who optimize their systems by designing, developing, and manufacturing hardware systems using NVIDIA visual computing products


Partners with brick-and-mortar presence who carry on-premise inventory of NVIDIA products for customers

Service Delivery Partner: Education Services

Partners who have an existing Education Services organization that would like to either formalize or expand their training and certification offerings. Our partners play a critical role in our go-to-market strategy and this program is designed to help with your success and growth in this exciting marketplace.

Service Delivery Partner: Professional Services

Partners who have an existing Professional Services organization that would like to either formalize or expand their usage of NVIDIA-based solutions, platforms and NVIDIA technologies. The program offers our partners access to the Deep Learning and AI areas of NVIDIA products and solutions.

Solution Advisor

Partners whose primary business model is to influence the sale of NVIDIA products, NVIDIA-based solutions, and NVIDIA technologies.

Solutions Integration Partner

Partners whose primary business model includes the utilization of NVIDIA products, NVIDIA-based solutions, and NVIDIA technologies in platforms that they manufacture and/or purchase from an NVIDIA approved partner and assemble into platforms that they resell under their own brand name.

Solution Providers (VARs)

VAR Partners who add value by combining their technology expertise and services to design, resell, and implement NVIDIA visual computing solutions that meet the business and technical needs of customers. For more information view the Brochure and Benefits and Requirements.

System Builders

Partners who buy NVIDIA technology and design and build custom systems for customers

Why Partner with NVIDIA?

Business Partnership

NVIDIA is dedicated to our partners and believes that a strong partnership is the foundation of mutual success.

Products and Technology

NVIDIA is recognized as the world leader in visual computing and is committed to delivering solutions that inspire and delight customers.

Sales and Distribution

NVIDIA is focused on driving revenue and accelerating the growth of our partners.


NVIDIA teams with you to execute smart, effective and results-oriented campaigns.


NVIDIA provides easy-to-use and up-to-date training materials, ensuring that your team is on top of the latest technologies and how to position them.

Service and Support

NVIDIA wants you and your customers to be delighted with our solutions. We're here to support you every step of the way.



The program offers several Competencies to differentiate your expertise to customers and maximize the benefits of the NVIDIA Partner Network. Regardless of your company's size, business model, or market focus, alignment with NPN's Competencies helps you distinguish and deliver your visual computing solutions in the marketplace.

Deep Learning

Deep Learning is about using the power of GPUs to enable computers to learn from data and write software to solve some of the most complex problems in computer science. Whether your customers are focused on training or inference, this Competency authorizes you to deliver superior solutions. The Deep Learning Competency includes products such as DGX, Tesla P100, P4 & P40.


Gaming is all about delivering a visually stunning and immersive experience to the gamer, anywhere they want to game. This Competency is for partners who deliver products, systems, services, or DIY parts to gamers and includes the NVIDIA GeForce and SHIELD™ products.

GPU Virtualization

This Competency services markets that capitalize on graphics in the cloud. With NVIDIA GRID™ technologies, you'll focus on the markets that are benefiting from graphics-accelerated desktop and application virtualization.

High Performance Computing

High Performance Computing Today’s High Performance Computing (HPC) data centers are key to solving some of the world’s most important scientific and engineering challenges. This Competency focuses on leveraging GPU-accelerated computing to deliver scientific breakthroughs and game-changing innovations for Higher Education, Government, and Industrial market segments. HPC encompasses system solutions, infrastructure management, and communications for NVIDIA Tesla®, NVLink™, CUDA®, and PGI products and technologies

Professional Visualization

Professional Visualization encompasses professional graphics, rendering, and scalable visual solutions for products like NVIDIA Quadro®, NVS™, and NVIDIA® Quadro® VCA. Whether your company focuses on design and manufacturing, media and entertainment, science and medical imaging, energy exploration, or other markets, this Competency authorizes you to deliver the best solutions to your end customers.


Partner Levels


When you initially join the NVIDIA Partner Network, you're not required to select a specific partner program or competency. You can join at the Community level, which allows you to learn about the different NPN programs we offer, determine what program is right for your business model, and start taking no-fee online training courses to acquire necessary sales and technical skills.


The Preferred partner invests in a deeper relationship with NVIDIA. These partners reach training, revenue, and other goals and are rewarded with special benefits.


Elite partners are our highest level of partnership reserved for those partners who demonstrate the highest level of commitment to visual computing.

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Start learning about our partner programs and apply today to begin your journey with NVIDIA.