›› Home ›› Education

Education Programs

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. 


Click here for a slide show of the latest offerings by the Society of Broadcast Engineers.


Here is a list of courses, including live, recorded, Internet-based or otherwise, available through the SBE:

SBE University


SBE University                                 

Online, on-demand courses

Click here for a PDF that provides a high-level overview of all the courses on SBE University.

Perspectives I: Broadcast Engineers and Station Management

Perspectives II: Broadcast Engineers and Program Directors

Perspectives III: Broadcast Engineers and IT Personnel


Adaptive Media Systems Engineering                                                    

AM Antenna Systems

Broadcast Audio Processing                

Computer Networking for Broadcast Engineers

ENG Truck Operations

FM Transmission Systems

Matching Networks and Phasing

Television Video and Audio - a Ready Reference for Engineers

The New Lifecycle of Media - IP and File Based Architecture and Workflows

Use of the Simple Network Management Protocol in Broadcast Monitoring and Control Systems

Voice Telco Networks and Studio Interface Systems

SBE University Frequently Asked Questions

Webinars by SBEWebinars by SBE

Online seminars, typically 60-120 minutes in length

Click here for a .pdf file which provides a high-level overview of all the

webinars and courses available through SBE.



Upcoming Live Webinars


Wednesday, July 24, 2019

ATSC 3.0 Networking: Module 3: IP Routing

Module 3 completes the ATSC 3.0 Networking Series presented by Wayne Pecena, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNE.  In this final Module, IP Routing, secure remote access and security best practices to insure reliable system operation and ongoing support capability will be discussed. ATSC 3.0 promises to revolutionize the television broadcast industry with integration of traditional over-the-air (OTA) signals and broadband delivered IP content.

Members $59, MemberPlus Members FREE and Non Members $89. Register Here.


Thursday, August 22, 2019

50 Tips for the Broadcast Technical Professional

With almost 30 years of experience and hundreds of transmitter site visits under his belt, presenter Jeff Welton, Nautel has seen a few things and will attempt to share some of the challenges he encounters most often in this webinar. The content will cover tips from the areas of grounding and lightning protection, safety, IT security and whatever else comes to mind, so there should be a bit of something for everyone in this fast paced presentation.

Members $59, MemberPlus Members FREE and Non Members $89. Register Here.


Thursday, September 19, 2019

RF 201: Module 7: FM Filters and FM Combiners

FM stations sharing common infrastructure, towers and antennas, have challenges to overcome in order to be compliant with the FCC’s 47 CFR Part 73 rules, 80 dB suppression from the carrier amplitude, regarding out of licensed channel emissions.  Coupled energy between transmitters can cause unwanted intermodulation products that exceed those rules.  FM filters have been designed to eliminate the creation of those products in both small and large systems.  Design aspects of filters will be discussed including the use of loops, iris and direct couplings.  This webinar will cover the types of filters used such as notch and bandpass filtering.  This presentation will also address the use of commonly used technologies for emissions control and channel combining for shared antenna systems. Custom filter solutions will be covered that isolate FM signals from AM towers and combine analog FM and digital IBOC when transmitter technologies are not used.

Members $59, MemberPlus Members FREE and Non Members $89. Register Here.


Wednesday, September 25, 2019 

Part 1: Fundamentals of SNMP

The Simple Network Management Protocol or “SNMP” was created as a means to monitor and control devices in an Internet Protocol (IP) network. SNMP is widely used in Information Technology (IT) environments and is becoming popular in broadcast equipment. This webinar series will begin with providing a familiarity with SNMP fundamentals beginning with consideration to a Network Management System (NMS) architecture and system components. Part 2 will look at implementation of SNMP in the broadcast environment to provide a robust monitoring and notification alerting environment from IT equipment to the transmitter.

Members $59, MemberPlus Members FREE and Non Members $89.  Register Here.


Wednesday, October 23, 2019

RF 201: Module 8: AM Multiplexed Antenna Systems

Tom F. King, President and CEO of Kintronic Labs, Inc., presents this AM Multiplexing webinar that covers the feasibility criteria  for multiplexing two or more AM stations.  Basic isolation filter designs and tower feed methods for improved audio bandwidth of multiplexed AM stations will also be covered.  Omnidirectional AM multiplexed design approach and directional AM multiplexed design approach as well as analog versus HD digital and AM multiplexed design approach will also be discussed. Members $59, MemberPlus Members FREE and Non Members $89. Register Here.



     On-Demand Webinars

Broadcast Technology

AM Tower Webinar

Cybersecurity Module 1: Introduction & Network Security Principals

Cybersecurity Module 2: Understanding the Firewall

Cybersecurity Module 3: Understanding Secured Remote Access

Cybersecurity Module 4: Security Verification Thru Penetration Testing

2017 IP Networking, Part 1: Introduction to IP Networking Standards & the Physical Layer

2017 IP Networking, Part 2: Ethernet Switching Fundamentals and Implementation

2017 IP Networking, Part 3: IP Routing and Internetnetworking Fundamentals

2017 IP Networking, Part 4: Building a Segmented IP Network Focused on Performance & Security

Fundamentals of IP Networking Series, Part 5: Cybersecurity Fundamentals & Securing the Network

IP Network Security, part 1

IP Network Security, part 2

Transmitter Maintenance Checklist

AM Directional Antenna Modeling

BXF: Improving Broadcast Operation Workflow

IP Microwave STLs Free to SBE Members, thanks to

Deploying Artist Experience (Album Art) via HD Radio

IP Networking, part 1 - the OSI Model and Layers

IP Networking, part 2 - Routing and Switching

IP Networking, part 3 - IP Address Management

IP Networking, part 4 - the Fundamentals of IPv6

IP Networking, part 5 - Building the KSBE Network

IP Networking, part 6 - an Introduction to IP Multicast

IPv6 for Broadcasters

Advanced IP Networking: The Network of Networks

Advanced IP Networking: Routing the Network of Networks

Advanced IP Networking: Securing the Network of Networks

Networking Technology for Broadcast Engineers -

Webinar 1 - TCP/IP & UDP Fundamentals, IP Addressing - IPv4 focused

Webinar 2 - IPv6 Fundamentals, Switching and Routing, QoS Basics, Controlling Traffic and Security Concerns

Broadcast Operations

Advanced RF Series: RF 201: Module 1 - FM Transmitter Systems

HD Radio Advancement and Trends

Updated! Chief Operator Responsibilities - What should I be doing?   

Creative Strategies for Translators and Boosters

KREX - the Real World of Disaster Recovery Free to SBE Members, thanks to Harris Broadcast

Leadership Development Series

1) The Function and Nature of Leadership

2) Communication

3) Motivation

Managing a Project and Outside Contractors for Success

Mathematics of Reliability     

RF101: Terrestrial Transmission Systems Course: Module 1 - Introduction to Radio Frequency (RF) 

RF101: Module 2, Transmission Lines  

RF101: Module 3, Towers, Antennas and Transmission Systems

RF101: Module 4, Antenna Gain - Feed-Line Loss

RF101: Module 5, Modulation Fundamentals

RF101: Module 6, AM, FM, TV RF Propagation

RF101: Module 7: Transmitter Measurements

RF 101: Module 8, FCC Regulations

Springtime Maintenance to Keep You on the Air Free to SBE Members, thanks to

Streaming Radio: a Tutorial for Broadcasters

Transmitter Site Safety    

Using Drones in Broadcast Operations

Advanced RF Series: RF 201: Module 1 - FM Transmitter Systems

Advanced RF Series: RF 201: Module 2 - FM Antenna Systems

Advanced RF Series: RF 201: Module 3 - AM Directional Antenna Systems

Advanced RF Series: RF 201: Module 5, Television Transmitters

Advanced RF Series: RF 201 Module 6: RF System Diagnostic Measurements

Power Meter Accuracy and Management of Multiplex Over AES Standard

ATSC 3.0 Webinar: Module 1 - Introduction to ATSC 3.0

ATSC 3.0, Module 2: Overview of the Physical Layer

ATSC 3.0, Module 3: Understanding and Implementing of the Transport and

Physical Layers

ATSC 3.0, Module 4: MPEG Media Transport Standard and its Use in ATSC 3.0

ATSC 3.0, Module 5: ATSC 3.0 ROUTE Protocol

ATSC 3.0: Module 6: Advanced Emergency Information System

ATSC 3.0 Networking: Module 1 Introduction to ATSC 3.0 Station Architecture, Networking Standards and the Physical Layer

ATSC 3.0 Networking: Module 2: Ethernet Switching


FCC Rules and Regulations

AM Rule Changes   

FCC Enforcement Actions - an Analysis of Broadcast Violations

FCC Self-Inspection Checklist

The Nuts and Bolts of the FCC FM Allocation Procedures

TV White Space Devices & Wireless Microphones Free to SBE Members, thanks to

SBE Leadership Development Course               

This three-day course challenges you to refine your leadership skills as you better understand and improve how you interact with others.

Ennes Workshops

These one-day workshops were created in 1991 through the Ennes Educational Foundation Trust in an effort to bring affordable education to members locally.

Web-based Audio Training Courses through Synergetic Audio Concepts (SynAudCon)

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.

Online Project Management Courses from the Project Management Institute

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.

SBE Technical Presenters Group

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.

Career Advancement Newsletter

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.

Need ideas on how to get your next education opportunity approved by your company?

Click here for suggestions and things to consider.

Interested in helping the SBE develop education?

Complete and submit this form to help the SBE understand your background, experience and interests. It also describes our focus and areas of need.

If submitting for an SBE University Course or Webinar, please also include: subject, outline, target audience, paragraph describing how it will benefit SBE Members

If submitting for a presentation for an Ennes Workshop, please also include: presenter, title, abstract. Please note: most Ennes Workshop presentations are about 45 minutes. 

Quick Links

facebook  twitter  youtube  linked in  linked in