Prepare for your Fiber Optics career!

Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT)

27 hours, 1 credit
Prerequisite to CFOS/0
The FOA CFOT certification provides a broad knowledge in fiber optics that can be applied to almost any application—outside plant, premises, manufacturing, etc.

Typical jobs: broadband or fiber installer, line repair, cable technician, fiber tech.

Premises Cabling Technician (CPCT)

54 hours, 2 credits
The FOA CPCT premises cabling certification provides training in building cabling used for LANs, security systems, building management systems, distributed antenna systems, industrial systems, and electrical distribution management.

Typical jobs: cable, field and network techs, and broadband installers.

Fiber Optic Outside Plant Specialist (CFOS-O)

27 hours, 1 credit
The FOA CFOS-O certification provides training in laying cable, (direct burial or aerial), splicing (or pigtails) testing, troubleshooting, repair, and restoration of communications cables and related electronic equipment in both indoor and outdoor environments.

Typical jobs: principle fiber optic engineer, splicer, installer and tech.

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