Certification Program

In 1975, the SBE established a Certification Program to recognize and raise the professional status of broadcast engineers by providing standards of professional competence. Through the years, it has become recognized in the industry as the primary method of verifying the attainment of educational standards. With the industry constantly changing, the SBE-certified engineer must keep up with those changes.

From the certified operator to the Certified Professional Broadcast Engineer, the SBE has a certification for every broadcast engineer and technician. To learn about the different kinds of certification, visit Certification Levels on the SBE’s website.  You may also download a printable overview of SBE certification and membership (PDF).

Program Objectives

  • To raise the status of broadcast engineers by providing standards of professional competence in the practice of broadcast engineering and related technologies.
  • To recognize those individuals who, by fulfilling the requirements of knowledge, experience, responsibility and conduct, meet those standards of professional competence.
  • To encourage broadcast engineers to continue their professional development.

Upcoming Exam Dates

Exam DatesLocationApplication Deadline
November 4-14, 2022Local Chaptersclosed
February 3-13, 2023Local ChaptersJanuary 6, 2023
June 1-12, 2023Local ChaptersApril 21, 2023
August 4-14, 2023Local ChaptersJune 16, 2023
November 3-13, 2023Local ChaptersSeptember 8, 2023