FOA Approved Training
through FOA-Approved Schools!
ONLY schools which are listed on the FOA Approved School Database are FOA-Approved and authorized to
offer FOA certifications. Some schools may claim to be FOA-Approved but
are not. Contact FOA if you have questions about the school.
listed here are required to offer FOA certifications to all
Fiber Optic Technician Training
Fiber Optic Association has developed guidelines for training course
approval and approves schools meeting our standards. Schools which
offer training meeting FOA standards are listed on this website and
are authorized to offer FOA certifications.
certifications are widely respected for their comprehensive
coverage of the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) they cover, a
result of the FOA having access to the most experienced and
knowledgeable people in fiber optics to help develop FOA programs. FOA
certifications are approved by the US Department of Labor and listed
on the DoL Career One Stop website. FOA
Certifications Listed By US Department of Labor - Career OneStop
FOA guidelines for course
approval require schools to cover subjects appropriate to the
course description, provide proper course materials, have
well-equipped labs for hands-on training and instructors who are
FOA-certified as instructors. All courses are reviewed and approved by
the FOA and all instructors are FOA-certified instructors.
at FOA approved courses are offered FOA membership and certification
testing at special student rates.
the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC), the
IBEW/NECA Apprenticeship Programs offer the FOA Certifications as part
of their programs at locations which are listed here. JATC training is
available to IBEW/NECA members only. Contact the Electrical
Training Alliance/NJATC for more information.
schools also offer specialist courses leading to the FOA CPCT,
CFOS/H (FTTx) or
other CFOS certifications. Such courses
are noted in the school information. Try the new Sortable
Table to search for schools by certifications offered.
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