In an effort to enhance the technical and engineering aspects of broadcasting, the Board of Directors has authorized NYSBA to subsidize the cost of member station employees that want to take certification courses offered by the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE). This member benefit is open to station employees that receive a W-2 from the station. It does not apply to engineers that are hired by stations as independent contractors. SBE offers a number of certification courses including:
CBT – Certified Broadcast Technologist
CBNT – Certified Broadcast Networking Technologist
CEA – Certified Audio Engineer
CEV – Certified Video Engineer
CBRE – Certified Broadcast Radio Engineer
CBTE – Certified Broadcast Television Engineer
CBNE – Certified Broadcast Networking Engineer
CSRE – Certified Senior Radio Engineer
CSTE – Certified Senior Television Engineer
CPBE – Certified Professional Broadcast Engineer
8-VSB – 8-VSB Specialist
AMD – AM Directional Specialist
ATSC3 – ATSC 3 Specialist
DRB – Digital Radio Broadcast Specialist
CTO – Certified Television Operator’s Handbook
CRO – Radio Operator’s Certification Handbook
It also offers training in several engineering programs such as the Bates Technical College, Cleveland Institute of Electronics, and the Georgia Piedmont Technical College. Please note the college programs are limited to one person per company.
For more information about the SBE certification courses click here.
To participate, please contact Nora Kipp at firstname.lastname@example.org.