The Society of Broadcast Engineers is raising the bar by providing more and more relevant, affordable education to its members using various instructional methods. These programs are designed to help broadcast engineers keep up with the ever-changing demands of the job and the industry, help prepare for SBE Certification and qualify for SBE recertification. Click on any of the links below to learn more about these programs.
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Here is a list of courses, including live, recorded, Internet-based or otherwise, available through SBE:
Online, on-demand courses
Click here for a .pdf file which provides a high-level overview of all the courses on SBE University.
Online seminars, typically 60-120 minutes in length
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webinars and courses available through SBE.
Upcoming Live Webinars
Thursday, January 15, 2015 2-3:30 p.m. ET
Presenter: Dennis Baldridge, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNT
SBE Members: $49; Non-Members: $80
In the winter of 2012 Dennis presented a webinar on this topic. Over the last few years there have been changes and updates. The licensee of each AM, FM, TV or Class A TV broadcast station must designate a person to serve as the station's chief operator (FCC Rules 73.1870). Depending on the type of facilities, there are varying requirements as to who this person may be and their responsibilities. This training covers the responsibilities of the Designated Chief Operator and the duties necessary to fulfill this position.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 2-3:00 p.m. ET
Presenter: Alan Jurison, CSRE, AMD, DRB, CBNE
SBE Members: FREE thanks to ibiquity Non-Members: $49
This webinar will review some of the newest HD Radio features (Artist Experience, Data Services via HD) and implementation of HD Radio in the automotive space. Most automotive manufacturers are including HD Radio in their latest vehicles. We will discuss the receivers that already supporting this technology to give background on what support is out there, and what is on the horizon. This presentation is intended to be both an overview (high level discussion) for non-engineering managers but we will also have a brief lower level technical discussion for engineers as well. Information will be shared on field evaluations of the tangible of tangible benefits of elevated digital power. And some tips will be shared to help make sure your stations offer the best experience for your listeners.
IP Microwave STL's Free to SBE Members, thanks to
Webinar 1 - TCP/IP & UDP Fundamentals, IP Addressing - IPv4 focused
Webinar 2 - IPv6 Fundamentals, Switching and Routing, QoS Basics, Controlling Traffic and Security Concerns
KREX - the Real World of Disaster Recovery Free to SBE Members, thanks to
Springtime Maintenance to Keep You on the Air Free to SBE Members, thanks to
FCC Rules and Regulations
TV White Space Devices & Wireless Microphones Free to SBE Members, thanks to
This three-day course challenges you to refine your leadership skills as you better understand and improve how you interact with others.
These one-day workshops were created in 1991 through the Ennes Educational Foundation Trust in an effort to bring affordable education to members locally.
SynAudCon is the business of teaching the technical principles of audio.
Our web-based training courses are designed to give you the information that you need in a way that you can understand it. You will learn the principles to all audio products. You will not just learn "how" but "why". You can spend the lifetime pouring through textbooks learning audio and acoustics but we have done that for you.
We deliver the concepts in a visual and interactive way. We don't just show you the picture, we make the picture move by combining animations, graphics and sound into multimedia demonstrations. We explain highly technical concepts by relating them to principles in everyday life. When math is needed, we use visual interactive calculators.
We have courses for audio practitioners of all experience levels. SynAudCon courses are recognized by most organizations and approved for continuing education units.
SBE members save 10% off any of their courses.
The SBE offers online project management courses from the Project Management Institute® at a discount to members of the SBE.
Each course integrates text, graphics, interactive exercises, videos, practice exams, web references, readings and more to help learners quickly retain lessons. An “Ask the Expert” feature also provides on-going support, allowing you to ask questions about course content and receive an answer from a subject matter expert within 24 hours.
Participants successfully completing the PMP Exam Prep course earn 35 Professional Development Units and are well prepared for the PMP® certification exam. Or, if you already have your PMP® certification, select from many other online courses and simulations to earn 3.5-25 PDU’s to maintain your certification. Click here for a full listing of available courses.
The Society of Broadcast Engineers works with select industry professionals to participate in the SBE Technical Presenters Group. For a reasonable fee and travel expenses, groups such as state broadcasters associations, broadcasting companies, SBE chapters and others have the opportunity to include one of these presenters in their engineering conferences, or as a trainer for their engineering staff. Speakers from the SBE Technical Presenters Group are generally available to speak across the country. Click here for details on the current presenters and programs being offered.
The Certification and Education departments produce a monthly career advancement newsletter. Check out archived issues, where you can find information on SBE Certification, upcoming educational opportunities and more.
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