The Fiber Optic Association (FOA) has been organized as an international non-profit professional society for the fiber optic industry. Its charter is to develop educational programs, certify fiber optic technicians, approve fiber optic training courses, participate in standards-making processes and generally promote fiber optics. The FOA has certified over 29,000 CFOTs (Certified Fiber Optic Technicians) through over 250 approved training organizations worldwide.
VTI offers a number of courses that prepare you for sitting FOA Certification examinations. As an approved school with the FOA, all instructors are certified in the courses that they teach. At the end of each course, students are tested and upon successful completion, are awarded the appropriate VTI certificate. However, this certificate does not replace any of the FOA certifications listed below. Candidates are required to register for FOA examinations separately. Examinations are proctored at VTI under the rules and regulations of The Fiber Optic Association.
|CFOT®||Certified Fiber Optic Technician for general fiber optics applications. CFOTs have a general knowledge in fiber optics that can be applied to almost any application - outside plant, premises, manufacturing, etc.|