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About the SBE

The Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) is the only organization devoted to the advancement of all levels and types of broadcast engineering.

With more than 5,000 members and 114 local chapters, the SBE provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and the sharing of information to help you keep pace with our rapidly changing industry. The SBE amplifies the voices of broadcast engineers by validating your skills with professional certification, by offering educational opportunities to maintain and expand those skills and by speaking out on technical regulatory issues that affect how you work.

All this adds up to keeping you at the top of your field, enhancing your value to your employer, or if you are self-employed, preparing you to meet the changing needs of your clients.

Who Are Members of the SBE?

The SBE, a non-profit professional organization formed in 1964, is committed to serving broadcast engineers no matter where in the world you work. From the studio operator to the maintenance engineer and the chief engineer to the vice president of engineering, SBE members come from commercial and non-commercial radio and television stations and cable facilities. A growing segment of members are engaging the industry on their own as consultants and contractors. Field and sales engineers and engineers from recording studios, schools, production houses, CCTV, corporate audio-visual departments and other facilities are also members of the SBE.

In 2014 the SBE celebrated its 50th anniversary. If you have been thinking about becoming a member, we invite you to join now and take advantage of all that the SBE has to offer.

SBE National Headquarters

For more information, see other pages in the About Us section of the SBE website or contact the SBE National Headquarters at 317-846-9000. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET.


Society of Broadcast Engineers Inc.

9102 North Meridian Street, Suite 150

Indianapolis, IN 46260

Affiliate Organizations

The SBE has affiliation agreements with several international organizations. These agreements provide a partnership between the Society of Broadcast Engineers and the international organizations to extend some SBE member benefits to members of the affiliated organizations.

About the SBE

The Society of Broadcast Engineers is the professional organization of television and radio engineers and those in related fields. The SBE has more than 5,000 members in 115 chapters across the United States and in Hong Kong. There are also members in more than 30 other countries. Most chapters meet monthly and offer educational programs and an opportunity to network with other broadcast technical professionals. SBE offers the preeminent technical broadcast certification program in the U.S. and an expansive list of educational programs for broadcast engineers, operators, technicians, and broadcast IT professionals.



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