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CFOS/H - Certified Fiber Optic Specialist in                Fiber to the Home Course

CFOS/H: 2-Day Fiber to the Home Specialist Course

This 2-day fiber optics CFOS/H - Certified Fiber Optic Specialist in fiber to the home is an application specialist certification covering broadband FTTx networks, cabling design and installation, which includes PON networks  (formerly FOA CFxT) It is intended for anyone interested in the application of FTTH networks.

This FOA Approved Course is Recognized by the US Dept. of Labor.

Prerequisites: CFOT, CPCT or or equivalent

CFOS/H - Certified Fiber Optic Specialist in Fiber to the Home Course
The fiber optic academy instructor with student

What To Expect In Training Programs For Fiber to the Home Specialist Certification

How Does One Qualify for the FOA CFOS/H Certification?

To qualify for Certified FTTX Specialist certification (CFOS/H), a specialist training program must cover at least the following topics:

  •   Introduction to FTTx (FTTC and FTTH) networks

  •   Overview of FTTx architectures including Point-to-Point and PONs with relevant Standards

  •   FTTx Components and Installation Methods

  •   FTTx Testing (including PONs)

  •   Lab Exercises covering design, installation and testing

These requirements are summarized as KSAs (knowledge, skills, abilities). KSAs for the CFOS/H certification can be found in Section 1 of your CFOS/H Student Manual.

Knowledge is tested with the FOA CFOS/H exam taken by all applicants at the end of class.

Skills can be demonstrated in hands-on lab exercises and verified by instructors giving an FOA-Approved course. 

Abilities: Fiber optic techs need the ability to perform relevant tasks, evidenced by showing skills in hands-on tasks during class hands-on splicing activities.

What Are the Benefits of FOA Certification ?
Like any certification program, the benefits to the members who pass the certification tests are based on the recognition of achieving a level of competence in the fiber optics field. For the end user looking for competent fiber optic personnel, it is the knowledge that this person has demonstrated knowledge and ability in the field and, perhaps even has documented experience. For the vendor of fiber optic products, it offers a technically- qualified pool of employees as well as contractors to recommend to end user customers who need to find installers for their networks. Many companies require FOA certifications or even offer FOA certifications to their personnel through internal training classes.

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