SBE Technical Professional Training Program Application

The SBE Technical Professional Training Program is designed for newer broadcast technical professionals and those just entering the field. It includes a one-year SBE MemberPlus membership (includes all Member benefits plus access to all new and archived SBE educational webinars – more than 100!), a download copy of the SBE CertPreview practice exam for the SBE Certified Broadcast Technologist (CBT) certification; one CBT Exam session to earn the SBE CBT designation, entry into the SBE Mentor Program – paired with an experienced broadcast engineer volunteer mentor; one copy of the 700-page SBE Broadcast Engineering Handbook- Hands-On Guide to Station Design and Maintenance.

Information provided in this application will be used to determine membership eligibility.

Required fields are marked with*.

Contact Information

First Name*

Middle Initial

Last Name*

Mailing Address


Address - cont


(Required of US and Canada members*)

Zip Code/Postal Code*


The above address is:*


Primary Phone* (used for printed and online directories; available only to other SBE members)

Secondary Phone



Date of Birth

Please indicate which chapter you would like to join if your Technical Professional Training Program application is accepted. (Find a chapter)

If accepted, please enroll me in Local Chapter #


SBE Certification # (if applicable)

Sponsor’s Name/Who introduced you to SBE? (optional)

For SBE CertPreview and Certification:*



Place of Employment*

Date Employed*

Current Job Title*

Type of Facility*

Description of Duties*


Total years of responsible Engineering experience:*

Type of experience - check all that apply:




Experience Record

List your most recent experience in broadcast engineering or related employment. You must list at least one experience. If a field does not apply, enter "n/a."

From (Mo/Yr)

To (Mo/Yr)

Company Name and Location

Position or Title

Type of Facility

From (Mo/Yr)

To (Mo/Yr)

Company Name and Location

Position or Title

Type of Facility


List in chronological order your most recent educational history.

From (Mo/Yr) To (Mo/Yr) College, University, Technical Institute or High School
Course or Major Degree
Number Credits or Years
From (Mo/Yr) To (Mo/Yr) College, University, Technical Institute or High School
Course or Major Degree
Number Credits or Years

* If applying for Student Member status (post-secondary school), you must complete the following:

Program/major currently enrolled in:

You are a (check one):

Full-time Student
Part-time Student
Anticipated completion date:

List your faculty advisor, dean, department chair or registrar. SBE will contact to verify your student status.


Other Professional Licenses or Certificates

Special Achievements

List awards, patents, books, articles, short courses, seminars related to broadcast-communications technology, etc.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony?*


If yes, describe in full.


If approved, I agree to abide by the Society of Broadcast Engineers By-Laws and Canons of Ethics.

(typing name constitutes signature)

Billing Information

Billing Address (must be the address associated with the credit card account you are using)

Same as Above Address
Address - cont:
(Required of US and Canada members*)
Zip Code/Postal Code*:
Credit Card Information
Credit Card Type*
Credit Card Number*
Expiration Date* (MM/YY)
First Name on Credit Card*
Last Name on Credit Card*
Verification Code*

Visa/Mastercard - The Verification Code is a three-digit number on the back of your credit card. The full credit card number is reprinted in the signature box and at the end of the number is the Verification Code.

American Express - The Verification Code is a four-digit number on the front of the card above the credit card number on either the right or the left side of your American Express credit card.

SBE dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes, but may be deductible as a business expense. SBE estimates that 2% of your dues are not deductible because of SBE’s lobbying activities on behalf of its members.