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.
The course aims to provide all participants with the basic knowledge of optical fiber and with all essential information concerning the applicable techniques for the design, installation and operation of a fiber optic network. It is an academic course, where the instructor assigns essential reading material for each session which are then discussed in the classroom with the participants. The sessions of our course are described below. 1) Introduction (Overview, Standards, Health & Safety) 2) Fiber optic types & Fiber Optic Jargon 3) Fiber Optic Communications 4) Fiber Optic Transmission Systems and Components 5) Fiber optic Cable Types 6) Optical Splitters & Couplers 7) Termination and Splicing 8) Installation & Planning Considerations 9) Test Equipment & Correct Procedures 10) Fiber Optic Network Design Emphasis is given on welding and measurement techniques such as: Using the VLS Using the fusion splicing Using Light Source & Power Meter (LSPM) Testing Using OTDR features and principles.
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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