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 FOA Approved Training Programs


 CFOTs® certified through FOA-Approved Schools!

Note: FUNCAUL TECHNOLOGIES (https://ftaats.com.ng) in Nigeria is offering fiber optic training while falsely claiming to be an FOA Approved School and offering FOA Certifications. FUNCAUL has been told to remove references to FOA, Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT) which is a registered FOA trademark and references to all FOA certifications. Anyone who has taken training from them or is planning to do so expecting FOA certification is wasting their time and money. If you are in Nigeria and want fiber optic training, please attend classes at one of the FOA Approved Schools listed here.

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.

Schools listed here are required to offer FOA certifications to all students.  

Certified Fiber Optic Technician Training

The 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.

FOA 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  .
The 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.

Students at FOA approved courses are offered FOA membership and certification testing at special student rates.
Apprenticeship Programs
Through 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.
Advanced/Specialist Training
Some 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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