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Certified Fiber Optics Technician (CFOT)


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This 3-day course is designed for anyone interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optic Technician. Students identify fiber types; recognize various connectors used in fiber installation; and install, terminate, splice, and properly test installed fiber cable to existing standards. Topics also include the history and future of fiber optics, fiber optics capabilities, and basic testing and troubleshooting. The course is recognized by the US Department of Labor, and the CFOT exam is sanctioned by the Fiber Optics Association (FOA.) The exam is given on the final day. This course is a prerequisite course required before taking any of the Advanced Specialist Fiber Optic Training courses. Tuition includes study materials, exam fees, textbook and CD, and a 1-year membership to the FOA. Note: Students must pass both the written and hands-on exams to successfully pass the certification.

Program Structure

The course is is synchronous live instruction and held Monday and Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Register for Upcoming Courses

Certified Fiber Optics Technician

April 12-14, 2021 October 4-6, 2021

Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Test & Main

April 19-20, 2021 October 11-12, 2021

Certified Fiber Optics Splicing Specialist Certification

April 15-16, 2021 October 7-8, 2021

Outside Plant Fiber Optics Specialist

April 21-22, 2021 October 13-14, 2021

Certified Premises Cabling Technician

April 5-9, 2021 September 27-October 1, 2021

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Course Instructors

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Steven Hudson

With over 25 years in the technology industry, Steven has worked on various fiber projects including working as an onsite project manager for Lowe’s fiber to the desktop project, and was involved with the Arkansas Department of Education as it expanded the fiber optic network for hundreds of school campuses throughout Arkansas. Steven also has experience serving as Network Administrator at Arkansas School for Mathematics, Science & Arts, and as Senior Network Engineer helping to expand LAN & WAN connectivity. Steven also a veteran of the United States Air Force/Air National Guard, served as an adjunct professor at the College of the Ouachitas and is a certified instructor for the FOA.

Cost $799
24 Hour Course