SBE Certification is valid for a period of five years. Applications for recertification will be accepted six months prior to the expiration date on your certificate. Read more about the Maintenance of Certification. The forms below are fillable and savable in Acrobat Reader, but you must open the form in Reader directly and not in a web browser. If you open the forms in a browser, you will not be be able to edit, add or save information.
Certification can be renewed the following ways:
Recertification for Certified Radio Operator (CRO) and
Certified Television Operator (CTO):
At the end of the five-year period, the Radio and Television Operator certifications can be renewed by meeting the service requirement as verified by your supervisor, or you may upgrade your certification to a higher level by passing an examination and meeting the appropriate service requirements.
Recertification for Certified Broadcast Technologist (CBT):
At the end of the five-year period, the Broadcast Technologist certification can be renewed by meeting the service requirement of continuous employment in broadcast or broadcast related industry for three of the past five years preceding the renewal application, or you may upgrade your certification to a higher level by passing an examination and meeting the appropriate service requirements.
Certified Broadcast Networking Technologist (CBNT),
Certified Audio Engineer (CEA),
Certified Video Engineer (CEV),
Certified Broadcast Radio Engineer (CBRE),
Certified Broadcast Television Engineer (CBTE),
Certified Broadcast Networking Engineer (CBNE),
Certified Senior Radio Engineer (CSRE),
Certified Senior Television Engineer (CSTE) and
Certified Professional Broadcast Engineer (CPBE):
The continuing education of broadcast engineers is necessary to remain current with state-of-the-art technology. To ensure that each Certified Broadcast Engineer maintains technical competence, he or she must participate in the Maintenance of Certification Program. He or she may do this by accumulating the required professional credits every five years or by examination.
- CBNT – Certified Broadcast Networking Technologist
- CEA and CEV – Certified Audio Engineer and Certified Video Engineer
- CBRE and CBTE – Certified Broadcast Radio Engineer and Certified Broadcast Television Engineer
- CBNE – Certified Broadcast Networking Engineer
- CSRE and CSTE – Certified Senior Radio Engineer and Certified Senior Television Engineer
- CPBE – Certified Professional Broadcast Engineer
8-VSB Specialist (8-VSB),
AM Directional Specialist (AMD),
ATSC 3 Specialist (ATSC3) and
Digital Radio Broadcast Specialist (DRB):
Specialist Certifications are renewable with their host certifications for a modest fee. When applying for recertification of the host certification, simply indicate your desire to recertify your specialist certification and include the additional fee; no other action is required.
SBE Certified logo
If you hold a valid SBE Certification, you are authorized to display the SBE Certified logo on your business cards, letterhead, resume, website and email signature. For proper use of this logo and to download please visit the Press Resources page .