Professionals of any discipline appreciate recognition by their peers. Broadcast engineers attain specialized skills, experience, and knowledge through study and work. The SBE’s Certification Program is a recognized source to independently verify professional knowledge and skill.
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.
Our guests on this SBE WEBxtra are Ralph Hogan, CPBE, DRB, CBNE, and Joe Snelson, CPBE, 8-VSB. Both have served as SBE President – an elected position. Mr. Hogan is currently Chair of the SBE Certification Committee.
In this SBE WEBxtra we discuss the value of Certification, both to the broadcast engineer and to employers. We also discuss recertification, how to apply for certification, and what a proctored test is like.
- Why Be Certified?
- What You Need to Know About SBE Certifications (PDF)
- These schools and technical colleges offer courses toward certification.
- All about SBE recertification
- What’s required to maintain certification?
- The Excel Spreadsheet for tracking recertification points (.xls file)
- Resources to prep for SBE Certification exams