to the FOA
website is for FOA educational affiliates. The FOA provides
educational affiliates with the curriculum materials to teach
fiber optics or premises cabling. FOA affiliates are allowed to
use FOA educational materials, get educational discounts on FOA
printed textbooks, and offer Fiber U Certificates of Completion
but not FOA certifications. The use of these materials is limited
by the license agreements to the
designated instructor(s) at the affiliated organization using the
material to train students. It may not be resold, shared or given
away to any other persons or organizations.
Online Training, Technical Information and Publications
FOA has always tried to provide the world with sources of
technically correct, unbiased information on fiber optics and
premises cabling using both print and electronic media. Much of
the information is available online on the FOA Online Reference
Guide, the most used source of information on fiber optics and
cabling on the Internet. We also have printed textbooks available.
These materials are perfect for educating yourself, your students
or employees and your customers.
U Online Programs for Self-Study
or Blended Learning: Available to allow
students to complete classroom sessions online either before
attending class or, with instructor assistance, replace
Online Reference Guide: The FOA Online Reference Guide
has hundreds of pages of technical information and it's own
Google search. Here is the Table
Videos: FOA has lots of YouTube
videos, including lecture series on fiber optics
and premises cabling and many hands-on videos.
We have up-to-date textbooks that we can make available to you
as a FOA affiliate at discount prices (typically 40% on
printed books). You can also get these books on Amazon
Kindle. Contact FOA for textbook guides with answers to
for Classroom Use: FOA can provide Instructor Guides
and PPTs for use in the classroom by a qualified instructor.
Contact FOA for instructions on how to get these curriculum
For Attendees At Training Courses: While FOA
affiliates cannot offer FOA certification, we do offer
online testing at Fiber
U where the students can obtain "Fiber U
Certificates of Completion" for your training programs.
of FOA-provided materials is covered under the FOA
affiliate license agreement. Details below.
To use the FOA materials available here for training your
students, you must agree to these terms:
- You may
not resell or transfer any part of the FOA materials to others
for any purposes.
- It is
your responsibility is to protect the FOA material from
unauthorized distribution or use. You may use the materials
supplied as is or you may adapt it to your format. The FOA
logo and copyright must remain on the material.
may distribute printed copies of the FOA materials but the FOA
logo and copyright must remain on the material. You may not
put the materials on the web for public use.
intellectual property rights and copyright of the original
material remain the property of The Fiber Optic Association,
Inc. If you distribute any of our materials, the
FOA logo and copyright must remain on the material and you may
not take payment for the materials.
- If you
wish to translate the FOA material into another language you
are free to do so, as long as you don’t change the meaning of
the training material and give the FOA credit for the
material. The FOA logo and copyright must remain on the
material. You must send us a copy of the translated materials.
- You may
not share it with any unauthorized person(s)
- The FOA
does not offer a warranty on any of its material nor accept
any liability for its use.
FOA affiliation does not imply any FOA endorsement of your
organization or its activities. You may not represent
your organization as having FOA endorsement or approval in any
way. FOA assumes no responsibility for the actions of any
FOA educational affiliate or FOA Certified individual member.