Sneak Preview! FOA is creating an online database of corporate members intended to be a worldwide guide to fiber optic companies. Here is the preview in table and map form. This is a new benefit to FOA corporate membership!
The FOA is now offering corporate membership. Corporate members are companies involved in the fiber optic industry such as manufacturers, contractors, installers, consultants, etc.* Corporate members, unlike individual members, do not have to be FOA-certified to join. However, Corporate membership is appropriate for contractors who wish to emphasize that their employees have been trained and are FOA-certified (and they get special discounts on certification and membership.)
What are the benefits of FOA corporate membership?
FOA Corporate Members get substantial discounts on membership/certification renewals and direct certifications.
Corporate members may advertise their FOA membership by adding "FOA Corporate Member" and the FOA Corporate Member Logo on their literature, website, vehicles, etc. We will provide a “FOA Corporate Member” logo (see above) to be used by the corporate member on literature, websites, etc. under the FOA guidelines.
Corporate members may join the FOA network on where the FOA publishes job and contracting opportunities before they are announced elsewhere and technical discussions are ongoing.
Corporate members may purchase FOA publications at a discount (typically 40%).
FOA provides special education and presentation materials for corporate members. The FOA has a special website where corporate members can download educational materials and curriculum packages on fiber optics and premises cabling (fiber/copper/wireless) to use in company presentations and training customers and employees. Here is a sample of the PowerPoints available to corporate members for employee and customer training.
Corporate members get special discounts on certification and individual memberships. Contact FOA for details.
Corporate members have a voice in industry standards through FOA participation.
Membership Fee: $100US first year, $50US/year or $100US/3years to renew.
Online application form.
* Schools or companies whose primary business is training are not eligible for corporate membership. They must apply for FOA school approval.