Certification News – October

Michael Scott, Certification Chairman

The leaves are starting to float to the ground and the mornings are getting colder, FALL is coming! What a wonderful time to consider starting your ‘engineering’ certification journey!

The “Certified Broadcast Technologist® (CBT®)” is where it ALL starts. Beginners, students, and professionals alike have anchored their careers with the beginning level of engineering certification. Respected my many – obtained by few…. Get started now!

Have a great Halloween!

Certified Broadcast Technologist® (CBT®)

The Certified Broadcast Technologist certification can be obtained by meeting one of the following requirements:

•          By achieving a passing grade on the proficiency examination. There is no experience requirement to be eligible for the examination.

•          By holding a valid General Class Radio Telephone license with either two (2) years of continuous satisfactory service in broadcast engineering or related technology prior to the date of application, or a total of three (3) out of the last five (5) years of satisfactory service in broadcast engineering or related technology.

•          By holding a valid FCC Amateur Extra Class license or a Canadian Advanced amateur with either two (2) years of continuous satisfactory service in broadcast engineering or related technology prior to the date of application, or a total of three (3) out of the last five (5) years of satisfactory service in broadcast engineering or related technology.

•          By holding a valid license equivalent to one of the FCC licenses listed above, who meet the service requirement.  (NOTE: This provision is for those who live in areas that do not operate under the rules and regulations of the FCC.)

The Certified Broadcast Technologist Exam: Exams are three hours and consist of 50 multiple-choice questions relating to either AM/FM or TV. 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 Broadcast Technologist multiple choice examination will consist of questions on:

•          electronic fundamentals

•          FCC rules pertaining to operating tolerances

•          safety

     CERTIFICATION OBJECTIVES

   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