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SBE Salutes 30 Years of Certification

SBE Salutes 30 Years of Certification

SBE will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its Program of Certification during its membership meeting on Tuesday next week.
The society said it will recognize local chapter certification chairmen and those who served on the national Certification Committee. A memento will be given to the first 250 people attending who hold SBE certification.
The program itself dates to a Society of Broadcast Engineers board meeting in 1975 and had been discussed even earlier.
“The result of this action has become one of the foundations of the SBE and benchmark for the entire broadcast industry,” SBE states.
The SBE petitioned the FCC to create more stringent licensing requirements for broadcast engineers and operators. Disappointed in the commission’s easing of rules instead, SBE created the Program of Certification, which was introduced at an NAB session in ’75.
Jim Wulliman, CPBE, was the first chairman of the National Certification Committee. Jim Bernier, CPBE CBNT, is chairman today.