Posted on June 5, 2018 in ATSC News
The Society of Broadcast Engineers and the ATSC are launching a cooperative effort to develop a new Specialist Level – SBE Certification that will benchmark an individual’s proficiency in ATSC 3.0 standards.
SBE Certification covers a range of experience levels and disciplines in broadcast and media engineering. As broadcast engineering diversified beyond legacy technology, the SBE Certification Program also diversified by adding certifications for computer networking and IT, and then a series of specific Specialist Certifications for television transmission, AM directional arrays, and digital radio.
“Now, with the industry preparing to implement ATSC 3.0, broadcast engineers must be proficient in Next Gen TV technology. SBE and ATSC are working together to develop the next SBE Certification Specialist to cover ATSC 3.0,” said SBE President Jim Leifer, CPBE.
The new SBE Certification Program is part of the society’s efforts contributing to the advancement of broadcast engineering for the general benefit of the entire broadcast industry, Leifer explained at the 2018 ATSC Next Gen TV Conference.
The program was created in 1975 to recognize and raise the professional status of broadcast engineers by providing standards of professional competence. Through the years, the SBE’s certification program has become recognized in the industry as the primary method of verifying the attainment of educational standards. With the industry constantly changing, the SBE-certified engineer must keep up with those changes.
To hold SBE Specialist Certification, an individual must first hold one of the SBE core-four certifications: CBT, CBRE/CBTE, CSRE/CSTE or CPBE. Once the new Specialist Certification is released, applicants will take a 50-question, multiple-choice exam and answer an essay question. More information about SBE certification is online at sbe.org/cert.
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