SBE Certification Program
The Certification Program is a service of SBE contributing to the advancement
of broadcast engineering for the general benefit of the entire broadcast
In 1975, 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. In 2003, SBE’s Certification Program was recognized by the National
Skill Standards Board. NSSB Certification Recognition promotes quality
assurance in the certification marketplace and provides national recognition
for certifications that meet the quality benchmarks. With the industry
constantly changing, the SBE-certified engineer must keep up with those
From the certified operator to the Certified Professional Broadcast
Engineer, SBE has a certification for every broadcast engineer and technician.
To learn about the different kinds of certification, go to the "Certification
Levels" section. You
may also download a printable overview of SBE certification and membership
For more information about SBE Certification in Southeast Wisconsin, contact
Chapter 28 Certification Chair Rick Ryan at 414-944-1280 or RickRyan@wi.rr.com,
or contact Megan Clappe, Certification Director at the SBE National Office
at (317) 846-9000 or MClappe@sbe.org.
|To raise the status of broadcast engineers by providing standards of
professional competence in the practice of broadcast engineering and related
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.
Chapter 28 Reimbursement Program
Chapter 28 members who take and pass a new level of certification, may
qualify for reimbursement for the application fee. The requirements
for reimbursement are as follows:
CERTIFICATION EXAM REIMBURSEMENT
|Each year, account balance permitting, Chapter 28 will reimburse half
the application fee to any member of Chapter 28 in good standing who successfully
obtains any SBE certification level not previously held by that member.
Recertification of a currently held certification will not be included
in this program. Only new certification levels for a member will
Only one reimbursement per member will be allowed during a given calendar
The Chapter will limit the number of approved applications to ten a
Reimbursement for half the cost of a given exam will be provided to
the member upon presentation of a congratulatory letter from the National
Office indicating exam passage and the filing the application form available
on the SBE Chapter 28 web site (www.sbe28.org). This letter and application
should be forwarded to the Chapter Chair to begin the reimbursement process
(if the Chapter Chair wishes to apply for this reimbursement, another officer
will review the application and letter for reimbursement).
Approved reimbursements will be sent in the form of a check sent from
the Treasurer of Chapter 28.
SBE Chapter 28 Officers reserve the right to deny any reimbursement
that doesn't meet the stated guidelines.
Each slate of newly elected officers may review this program and determine
whether they desire to continue this certification reimbursement program.
SBE Chapter 28 Officers reserve the right to terminate or change the guidelines
of this program at any point they deem necessary.