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CFOS/S - Certified Fiber Optic Specialist in                     Splicing Course

CFOS/S: 2-Day Splicing Fiber Optic Specialist Course

This 2-day fiber optics CFOS/S - Certified Fiber Optic Specialist, Splicing - is the FOA certification for technicians splicing primarily outside plant (OSP) fiber optic cable plants for concatenation and termination. The skills focus includes cable preparation of numerous cables, fusion splicing fibers, placing splices in splice trays and then placing trays in splice closures. Splice testing with an OTDR is also covered.  

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

CFOS/S - Certified Fiber Optic Specialist in Splicing Course.

What To Expect In Training Programs For Splicing Specialist Certification

FOA-Approved training for Certified Fiber Optic Specialist/Splicing certification meets the following requirements:

  • Classroom sessions in all types of splicing, including fusion and mechanical splicing;

  • Hands-on training in appropriate splicing types including placement of the splice into a splice tray and closure

  • Interpretation of splice loss on OTDR traces

  • Instructor verification of achievement of advanced skills in splicing

  • Course includes ~50% lab time


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

FOA CFOS/S Splicing Specialist certification means the person with a CFOT certification has demonstrated extensive splicing of various types fiber optics cabling using both fusion and mechanical splicing techniques. These requirements are summarized as KSAs (knowledge, skills, abilities). KSAs for the CFOS/S certification can be found in Section 1 of your CFOS/S Student Manual.

Knowledge is tested in the FOA CFOS/S 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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