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FOA Certification Renewal  Online

All FOA Certification Renewals Are For 3 Years And Cost $100US

Payment options

Pay With A Credit Card Or PayPal

Note: By continuing to make a renewal payment online, you attest to having met the FOA requirements for certification renewal.


Note: You must know your FOA Certification Number and Expiration Date to renew online. Many people refer to their FOA Certification Number as their "CFOT number" because they received their CFOT first. To renew online, your FOA Certification must not have expired more than 3 years ago. If you need assistance, email the FOA at

All renewals are for 3 years and the fee is $100 US. One fee covers ALL certifications held under one FOA Certification Number.

Click on the pull-down menu and choose your status.

Enter your  Name  in the field provided (mandatory)

Enter your FOA Certification
Number and Expiration Date (MM/YY) in the field provided (mandatory)

The email address you use for this renewal will be the identification for your online credential. Please ensure the email is a unique personal permanent email.

Save your receipt from PayPal for evidence of your renewal.

Click on the "Pay Now" button to be directed to the FOA store on PayPal for payment.  You will have a choice of paying by PayPal or credit card.

Note: If you do not have a PayPal account and want to use a credit card, you must UNSELECT the button shown below to
just pay as a guest with a credit or debit card.


Status of person renewing
Name of person renewing
Certification # & Expire MM/YY

Questions? Contact FOA:

The Fiber Optic Association

Office Hours 10AM-5 PM US Pacific Time, Monday-Friday

email (preferred):

Telephone: 1-760-451-3655

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