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The Mission of the SBE


The Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) is the only organization solely devoted to the advancement of all levels and types of broadcast engineering.It is a professional association, incorporated in the District of Columbia, USA with headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

With more than 5,500 members and 114 local chapters, SBE provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and the sharing of information to help you keep pace with our rapidly changing industry. 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 field, or world, they 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, corporate audio-visual departments, mobile facilities, the military and government, and other facilities are also members of the SBE.

This year the SBE celebrates its 47th anniversary. If you have been thinking about becoming a member, we invite you to join now and take advantage of all that SBE has to offer.

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