Certification News

March 2, 2015

Michael Scott, Certification Chairman

Something for everyone! …. ‘Production Houses’ and ‘Audio Studios’ have a unique set of specialists/engineers that keep everything running smoothly. SBE has developed a Certification Level to ‘hi-light’ these skills.

Certified Audio Engineer® (CEA®) and

Certified Video Engineer® (CEV®)

The candidate for Certified Audio Engineer or Certified Video Engineer must have five (5) years of suitable experience in audio/video engineering or related technology.


Substitution of broadcast engineering, or education in related technologies, for experience may be made as follows:

  • A state registered Professional Engineer’s license will count as four (4) years experience for all levels of certification.
  • A Bachelor Degree will count as four (4) years experience.
  • An Associate Degree will count as two (2) years experience.
  • Years of related accredited education, i.e., military, correspondence, etc. can be substituted, year for year, up to four (4) years.
  • Applicant will not receive dual credit for concurrent years of experience and education.

The Certified Audio or Certified Video Engineer Exam: Exams are three hours, consist of 50 multiple-choice questions relating to either audio or video, covering the equivalent of five (5) years experience. Each exam is computer-selected from a pool of questions, and every exam is unique. Each correct answer will be worth two (2) points. The Audio/Video Engineer multiple choice examination will consist of questions on:

  • operating practices
  • problems
  • theory
  • safety
  • basic electronics


Exam Dates:     April 14, 2015    Location: Exams at the NAB Show   Application Deadline:  March 20, 2015

Exam Dates:     June 5-15, 2015    Location:  Local Chapters   Application Deadline:  April 10, 2015

Exam Dates:     August 7-17, 2015   Location:  Local Chapters   Application Deadline:  June 5, 2015

Exam Dates:     November 6-16, 2015  Location: Local Chapters   Application Deadline:  October 2, 2015



To raise the professional status of broadcast engineers by providing standards of professional competence in the practice of broadcasting engineering. 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.

For more information and/or application forms please feel free to contact Michael Scott, CPBE.

E-Mail okscott@halcyon.com ; Voice (253) 680-7756 ; FAX (253) 845-5882

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