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Certified Audio Engineer® (CEA®) and
Certified Video Engineer® (CEV®)

CEA and CEV Application (fillable form)

The candidate for Certified Audio Engineer or Certified Video Engineer must have five (5) years of suitable experience in audio/video engineering or related technology.

Substitution of broadcast engineering, or education in related technologies, for experience may be made as follows:

  • A state registered Professional Engineer's license will count as four (4) years experience for all levels of certification.
  • A Bachelor Degree will count as four (4) years experience.
  • An Associate Degree will count as two (2) years experience.
  • Years of related accredited education, i.e., military, correspondence, etc. can be substituted, year for year, up to four (4) years.
  • Applicant will not receive dual credit for concurrent years of experience and education.

The Certified Audio or Certified Video Engineer Exam: Exams are three hours, consist of 50 multiple-choice questions relating to either audio or video, covering the equivalent of five (5) years experience. Each exam is computer-selected from a pool of questions, and every exam is unique. Each correct answer will be worth two (2) points. The Audio/Video Engineer multiple choice examination will consist of questions on:

  • operating practices
  • problems
  • theory
  • safety
  • basic electronics

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