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.
Basic Fiber Optic Training for OSP Technicians “Fiber 101” Basic Fiber Optic Theory Overview of fiber optics, applications, components, installation and testing Fiber Optic Cable Types of fiber optic cables, choosing appropriate types, installation, handling and preparation for splicing or termination. Fiber Optic Termination All about connectors, termination types: adhesive/polish (epoxy, anaerobic, HotMelt), prepolished splice, singlemode polishing. Fiber Optic Splicing Splicing types, mechanical, fusion, ribbon fusion. Fiber Optic Testing Overview of testing requirements and standards, visual inspection, power, loss, OTDR, bandwidth. OTDRs How OTDRs work and how to interpret traces. Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Overview of FTTH applications and technology, PON types.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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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