Certification News

Do You Have an Expired Certification?

September 6, 2013

. . . Did it expire between January 1999 and January 2012 ?

If so, you qualify to have your certification re-instated through the Jubilee Projectmore…

SBE Exam Schedule 2013

September 1, 2013

The SBE Certification Committee has established the following exam dates. Choose the exam period that is best for you.


Exam Schedule

Exam Dates Location Application Deadline
November 1-11, 2013 Local Chapters C L O S E D
February 7-17, 2014 Local Chapters December 31, 2013
April 8, 2014 exams held duringthe NAB Convention March 31, 2014
June 6-16, 2014 Local Chapters April 11, 2014
August 8-18, 2014 Local Chapters June 6, 2014
November 7-17, 2014 Local Chapters October 6, 2014

When you are ready to take an SBE exam, please fill out the appropriate application and send it into the SBE National office (see address below). You will be notified once your application has been approved. Approximately 3 weeks before the exam time, your local certification chairman will receive a list of applicants in his/her area. He/she will then contact those applicants to schedule a date, time and place for the exams. The exams will be mailed back to the National office for grading. The pass/fail grades will then be mailed directly to the applicants.

You may mail, email or fax your applications to:

Megan E. Clappe

Certification Director

9102 N. Meridian St. Suite 150

Indianapolis, IN 46260

(317) 846-9120 Fax


Click here for more information about SBE Certification.

Certified Professional Broadcast Engineer (CPBE) Are You Ready?

August 28, 2013

The “Professional” level is the culmination of your long career in the industry. Give it a shot! more…

Are You SBE Certified?

July 16, 2013

Use the SBE Certified logo on your website, resume, business card or letter head. 

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SBE Certification Expired? Then Read This!

April 12, 2013

Reinstate your expired certification

For one year from April 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014 you will have the opportunity to have your expired certification re-instated.

Certification Update: Certified Broadcast Networking Engineer (CBNE) Now Available

February 26, 2013

These days, in Broadcasting and related Fields the need for a workable understanding of
internet/intranet things is essential. SBE has a new certification that tests your proficiency in the
IT area. Preparing for the test is a GREAT way to challenge your total understanding of the subject.


The candidate for Certified Broadcast Networking Engineer (CBNE) must have five (5) years of suitable experience in broadcast engineering or related technology and must achieve a passing grade on the proficiency examination.  Substitution of broadcast engineering, or education in related technologies, for experience may be made as follows:


got experience?

November 16, 2012

      Get Certified !


If you have five years of broadcast engineering or related technology then you may want to look into taking the following exams: Certified Broadcast Radio Engineer, Certified Broadcast Television Engineer, Certified Audio Engineer or Certified Video Engineer. These exams consist of 50 multiple-choice questions and are open book with an allotted 3 hours of exam time. Passing score for the CBRE, CBTE, CEA and CEV is 70%. For more information on the CBRE and CBTE and suitable substitutions for experience and applications click here.

For CEA and CEV inquiries click here .


Start now on your SBE Re-certification

October 18, 2012


The SBE National Certification Committee has produced a brochure that you can use to help keep track of the activities you have completed during the 5 years of your SBE certification.


SBE Certification Information

June 2, 2012
The Certification Program is a service of SBE contributing to the advancement of broadcast engineering for the general benefit of the entire broadcast industry


SBE Releases New Engineering Level Certification

May 3, 2012

The SBE Certified Broadcast Networking Engineer (CBNE) certification is now available. The next opportunity to take a CBNE exam will be during the August 3-13, 2012 exam session within local SBE chapters. more…