Certification News

October 2, 2016

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Not all of our members are directly associated with the “Broadcast Industry”, but their skills and accomplishments are totally consistent with the Society of Broadcast Engineer.

Two such Certifications exist that support these professionals. I feel that people working in these unique areas should obtain professional Certification to advance in our industry.

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
2017 Exam Dates
Location
Application Deadline
February 3-13, 2017 NAB Show Las Vegas December 31, 2016
 April 25, 2017 Local Chapters  March 17, 2017
June 2-12, 2017 Local Chapters April 21, 2017
August 4-14, 2017 Local Chapters June 5, 2017
November 3-13, 2017 Local Chapters September 25, 2017

 

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