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FOA Approved Training

The Fiber Optic Association has developed curriculum guidelines for training course approval and only approves schools or training organizations meeting our standards. Schools or training organizations which offer training which meets FOA standards are listed on this website and are authorized to offer FOA certifications.

Note: ONLY schools which are listed here are FOA-Approved and authorized to offer FOA certifications. Schools listed here are required to offer FOA certifications to all students. If you have any questions regarding a school's status with the FOA, contact the FOA staff.


J. David Byrd, President & CEO
Elkins Training Company
P.O. Box 2677
Santa Rosa, California 95405
United States
Tel: 707-792-5678 , 800-821-0906
Fax: 707-792-5677
Email: dbyrd@elkinstraining.com, cbyrd@elkinstraining.com
http://www.elkinstraining.com

Elkins Training Company is an international technical training company, specializing in licensing and credentialing courses for the telecommunications industry. Our CFOT course will enable students to demonstrate extensive basic knowledge of fiber optics technology, components, installation and testing used and needed in the fiber optics industry, covering theory and principles of fiber optics, fiber types/cable types, network cabling design, installation, fiber optic splices/splicing, fiber optic connectors, patch panels/distribution, fiber optic standards, applications, testing & maintenance, and hands-on practicals with fusion splicer & OTDR. Our Fiber To The Antenna (FTTA) course, leading to the Certified Fiber Optic Specialist/Antenna (CFOS/A), will enable students to learn the fundamentals of fiber optics & RF testing of cell towers, Remote Radio Head (RRH) and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS). Students will get prepared with hands-on labs for testing and trouble shooting of RF cable and Fiber Optics to the Cell Tower Antennas, RRH and DAS. These course are designed for: any individual connected to the fiber optics industry, including contractors, installers, consultants, network designers, estimators, manufacturers, and trainers. CFOT is a pre-requisite for the CFOS/A (FTTA). Classes offered at Elkins Tomales Classroom in Tomales CA, and at convenient client locations. Academic credits: 2 semester hrs.



CFOT, CFOS/A, FOA Approved School # 304


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Note:ONLY those schools which are listed on the FOA website are FOA-Approved and authorized to offer FOA certifications. Schools listed here are required to offer FOA certifications to students.  If you have any questions regarding a school's status with the FOA, contact the FOA staff at staff@thefoa.org.

The listings on this page represent the most recent information available to the FOA. Contact the individual school for verification.

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