Certification News

Michael Scott
Certification Chairman

The ‘Certified Television Engineer’ is encompassing of several areas within our field, requiring skills and knowledge in a variety of areas, including: Audio, Video, Transmission, storage, and manipulation of digital formats.

Certified Broadcast Television Engineer (CBTE)

The candidate for Certified Broadcast Television 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 TV, 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  TV. The candidate may take the Broadcast Engineer examination by meeting the experience requirement in TV. Satisfactory passing will permit the person to attach the respective “TV” designation(s) to the certificate. Designations will be by examination only.

 August 3-13, 2018  Local Chapters  June 5, 2018
 November 2-12, 2018  Local Chapters  September 24, 2018


   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 (2018-05)