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CFOT Online Training

To help expand your skills, knowledge and abilities, Clearfield offers 2 classes style options to satisfy the FOA Certified Fiber Optics Technician (CFOT) training:

In-person training is offered in three 8-hour days at the customer site (North America and Latin America only).
A hybrid option offers three consecutive 4-hour days of online curriculum training and one 8-hour day of in-person, hands-on training, to include the exam. Our expert instructors host the online sessions with seamless interaction. You can raise your hand and ask questions or ask via a text chat.

Fiber Optic Association (FOA)

Fiber Optic Association (FOA)-certified instruction delivered by skilled facilitators provides the knowledge, skills and abilities that can be
applied to almost any assignment in the fiber optic field. Whether
related to design, installation or operations, the FOA's Certified Fiber
Optic Technician curriculum supports the knowledge and skills needed
by technicians to be proficient in any fiber optic application. This
course provides a general understanding of fiber optic technology
tailored for Splicers, Installers and Broadband Technicians.
Consultants, network designers, estimators and trainers benefit as well.
This 3-days workshop offers equal time spent on classroom knowledge
and hands-on skills. Students gain a practical understanding and a
skill set required to further their expertise in the field, whether for the
inside plant, outside plant or the access network.

FOA and CFOT Certification

The FOA is an international non-profit educational organization that is chartered to promote professionalism in fiber optics through Education, Certification and Standards. Founded in 1995 by a dozen prominent fiber optics trainers and industry personnel as a professional society for fiber optics and a source of independent certification, the FOA has grown to include involvement in numerous activities that educate the world about fiber optics and certify the workers who design, build and operate the world's fiber optic networks.

The FOA is not a training organization. FOA sets standards for the approved training organizations that provide training for FOA certification, training and certifying the instructors who give FOA approved courses and providing certification programs. Clearfield is an FOA-approved training organization — School #375. In recognition of their excellence, FOA certifications are recognized by the US Department of Labor and organizations in most countries around the world.

Understanding
FOA Certifications

FOA certifications are designed to show a progression of growth in knowledge, skills and abilities in fiber optics and premises cabling.
Most FOA plans start with the CFOT® certification before applying for higher level certification. The CFOT is a pre-requisite to most other certifications provided by the FOA.