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 Dates Location  Application Deadline
November 2-12, 2018 Local Chapters CLOSED
February 1-11, 2019 Local Chapters December 31, 2018
April 9, 2019 Exams during the NAB Show in Las Vegas March 1, 2019
June 7-17, 2019 Local Chapters April 19, 2019
August 2-12, 2019 Local Chapters June 3, 2019
November 1-11, 2019 Local Chapters September 24, 2019