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
August 7-17, 2020 Local Chapters CLOSED
November 6-16, 2020 Local Chapters CLOSED
February 5-15, 2021 Local Chapters December 31, 2020
April 13, 2021 NAB Show Las Vegas March 5, 2021
June 4-14, 2021 Local Chapters April 16, 2021
August 6-16, 2021 Local Chapters June 11, 2021
November 5-15, 2021 Local Chapters September 10, 2021