Certification News

April 6, 2018

Michael Scott
Certification Chairman

The next level of Certification in the ‘Broadcasting Engineering Level’ specializes in knowledge and experience associated with AM and/or FM broadcasting areas.

Certified Broadcast Radio Engineer (CBRE)

The candidate for Certified Broadcast Radio Engineer  must have five years of suitable experience in broadcast 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 Broadcast Engineer Exam:  Exams are three hours and consist of 50 multiple-choice questions relating to AM/FM, 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 Broadcast Engineer multiple choice examination will consist of questions on:

  • safety
  • problems: electronic and practical
  • operating practices
  • theory

NOTE: The Certified Broadcast Engineer certificate will carry space for a special designation in  AM/FM. The candidate may take the Broadcast Engineer examination by meeting the experience requirement either in AM/FM or both fields of specialization. Satisfactory passing of one or more of these classes will permit the person to attach the respective designation(s) to the certificate. Designations will be by examination only.

EXAM DATES LOCATION APPLICATION DEADLINE
 June 1-11, 2018  Local Chapters  April 20, 2018
 August 3-13, 2018  Local Chapters  June 5, 2018
 November 2-12, 2018  Local Chapters  September 24, 2018

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   (2018-04)