by: Michael Scott, Certification Chairman.

This month – ‘something different to consider:

SBE University:


Online, on-demand courses on a variety of broadcast technical topics
These affordable “nuts and bolts” courses are available to take anytime at your convenience. No travel, hotel or other costs to eat up your limited training budget. Developed by experts for the SBE.


All courses are available to SBE Members for less than $100 each!

  • 8-VSB
  • AM Antenna Computer Modeling
  • AM Antenna Systems
  • Broadcast Audio Processing    New!
  • Computer Networking for Broadcast Engineers
  • FM Transmission Systems
  • Matching Networks and Phasing
  • Voice & Telco Networks

With these online, self-study courses, you pick the date, time and location to learn. Now that’s convenience! The cost for these courses varies from $65 to $99 for SBE Members (additional cost for non-members). Once you register for the course, you immediately receive a link to the course where you can access it again and again as your schedule permits.
Each course in SBE University looks like an electronic book in that it is broken out into 8-14 chapters. At the end of most chapters are quizzes, as well as a final exam at the end, all to help you confirm your knowledge of the material. One of the things members like about this method of learning is that you can exit the course, and when you go back in, the program keeps track of where you have been. Specifically, it shows you which chapters you completed, even if you skipped around.

What People are Saying about SBE University

“After going through several other interactive courses since the SBE 8-VSB course, I can honestly say it is top notch in its course presentation. I do look forward to taking other courses as well.” – Todd Creamer, SBE Member, Marion, Illinois

First Section of Chapter 5 – Computer Networking SBE University Course

Here is what an actual course looks like –

SBE University is just one more way for the broadcast engineering professional to get the education needed to succeed. It is not meant to take the place of traditional in-person learning, like the Ennes Workshops, local SBE meetings and other live, in-person learning opportunities. However, SBE understands how difficult it can be to get away. By offering this library of self-study courses, SBE gives members additional avenues to acquire knowledge. That’s what it’s all about.

SBE Recertification Credit

The completion of a course through SBE University qualifies for 1 credit, identified under Category I of the Recertification Schedule for SBE Certifications.

Need ideas on how to get your next education opportunity approved by your company?


Questions about SBE educational opportunities? Contact Kimberly Kissel, by phone at (317) 846-9000.
These courses prepare you for the Broadcast Future that has all but overtaken us…..

Dates to remember:

Apply by:                    Where Taken:             Testing Dates:
June 3, 2011 Local Chapters August 5-15, 2011
Sept 16, 2011 Local Chapters November 4-14, 2011
Dec 31, 2011 Local Chapters February 3-13, 2012
Mar 23, 2012 NAB Convention April 17, 2012
April 13, 2012 Local Chapters June 1-11, 2012

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

Next “WaveGuide” it is …….
(June 2011)

Truly Mike