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Cincinnati State Middletown

1 N. Main Street

Middletown, OH

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This is a specialist certification covering fiber optic splicing procedures intended for technicians involved in the installation of OSP fiber networks.Prerequisites: CFOT

What To Expect In Training Programs For Splicing Specialist CertificationFOA-Approved training for Certified Fiber Optic Specialist/Splicing certification meets the following requirements:

  • Classroom sessions in all types of splicing, including fusion and mechanical splicing;
  • Hands-on training in appropriate splicing types including placement of the splice into a splice tray and closure
  • Interpretation of splice loss on OTDR traces
  • Instructor verification of achievement of advanced skills in splicing
  • Course includes ~50% lab time


Typical Field Experience For Direct Splicing Specialist CertificationTo qualify for the CFOS/S certification, the field splicing experience needs to meet the following requirements:

  • Making of a total of a at least hundreds of splices, including placement of the splice into a splice tray and closure.
  • Experience with both fusion and mechanical splicing which may include termination of cables using prepolished/splice connectors.
  • The applicant must have experience with OTDR splice loss measurements, including bidirectional measurements.
  • Manufacturer's training on splicing will be considered as partial experience to qualify for the certification.

Cost: $675

- Tuition costs cover lab materials, books and certification from the FOA


- Completion of certificates includes a 1-year membership to the FOA

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