The Society of Broadcast Engineers

The Association for Broadcast and Multimedia Technology Professionals

Tips on Completing Applications

  1. There is no need to complete an SBE Membership Application form for technologist or engineering certifications. Your appropriate certification application will also serve as your application for membership.
  2. If applying for an operator certification, SBE membership is not included in the fee.
  3. When filling out all applications, please provide complete experience data (stating that you are an “engineer” is not sufficient). Show your duties in your current and previous employment.
  4. If a college credit is to be used as part of the experience requirement, an official transcript is required. Transcript fees must be paid by the applicant.
  5. If applying as a student, include a copy of your transcript or a statement from a faculty advisor, dean, department chair, etc., to verify your student status.
  6. Notify the persons you have listed as professional references.
  7. Purchase of the Certification Handbook for Radio Operators or Television Operator’s Certification Handbook includes an opportunity to take the certified operator exam for that book.
  8. If applying for certification as a Broadcast Technologist under the “qualifying experience” provision, you must include a copy of the required license or verification card. (Do not send the original license.)
  9. If applying for a specialist certification, you must already hold certification on the Broadcast Engineer, Senior Broadcast Engineer or Professional Broadcast Engineer Certification level.
  10. Please show on your application the exam session for which you are applying.
  11. Be sure to sign the application.
  12. Make a copy of the application for your records.