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10100 Reading Road

Cincinnati, OH 45241

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This is a specialist certification covering fiber optic testing intended for technicians involved in the design, installation, testing, troubleshooting or maintenance of fiber networks.

Prerequisites: CFOT or CPCT


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

  • Classroom sessions covering all test equipment, methods and standards
  • Inspecting and cleaning connectors correctly
  • Training in both insertion loss testing and optical time domain reflectometry (OTDR testing)
  • Include testing of both singlemode and multimode fibers
  • Understanding of measurement errors in tests
  • May include advanced test methods (SA, CD, PMD)
  • Instructor verification of achievement of advanced skills in testing
  • Course includes ~50% lab time


Typical Field Experience For Direct Testing Specialist Certification Based On Field ExperienceTo qualify for the CFOS/T certification, the field testing experience needs to meet the following requirements:

  • Microscope inspection of connectors
  • VFL testing of hundreds of links
  • Insertion loss tests on hundreds of links
  • OTDR tests on on hundreds of links (with sample test reports and traces)
  • Any other testing (e.g. CD, PMD, SA testing for fiber characterization)
  • Include both multimode and singlemode fibers
  • Manufacturer's training on testing will be considered as partial experience to qualify for the certification.

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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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