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Contact the FOA at
<info @ foa.org>
for inquiries about becoming an FOA school or any procedural issues.
Fiber Optic Association (FOA) is pleased to be a training partner with the electrical Training Alliance (NJATC.)
- FOA - 20 Years As Training Partner At NTI (2016)
FOA offered two courses at NTI this summer. 2006 NTI
graduate and FOA Board Member Tom Collins offered a FOA CFOT
hands-on certification course before NIT and a TTT during the week (both AM and PM). Tom, Jim Hayes, FOA President, and
Karen Hayes, FOA Administration, met with NTI attendees at the trade
show and gave a Tuesday evening seminar on Fiber Optics Network Design.
FOA will be at NTI next year. Watch the FOA website for the schedule.
Download a copy of the Fiber Optics Network Design presentation from NTI 2016.
offers free curriculum materials to affiliated schools, low cost
textbooks, free online resources and inexpensive certifications as part
of its programs to promote education and use of fiber optics and
communications cabling worldwide.
Is The FOA?
FOA (The Fiber Optic Association, Inc.) is the "international non-profit professional society of
fiber optics," a non-profit educational organization that has certified
over 60,000 fiber optic technicians in over 40 countries. FOA CFOT
certification is recognized worldwide and offered to all students by
over 200 schools including about 30 JATCs, training organizations and fiber optic manufacturers
in the US, Canada and in >30 countries overseas, plus is used by
organizations like Corning, and NASA.
The eTA fiber optic textbook is a special version of the FOA textbook used by permission from FOA.
The FOA is not just fiber
either. As premises cabling expands to encompass new applications over
fiber, copper and wireless links, the FOA has produced new materials
that cover the topics in a thorough, unbiased fashion. See CPCT.
does this mean for you?
NJATC apprenticeship training program is now FOA approved and you can
offer FOA certification
to your apprentices and journeymen.
can become a FOA certified fiber
optic instructor through the cooperation of the NJATC NTI and
NJATC Apprenticeship Program will be listed on the FOA website as an
course, you can take advantage of the FOA's other programs:
just for instructors
- The FOA Online Reference Guide and Tech
in industry activities like standards
out the resources in the column to the left.
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