The FOA welcomes organizations and companies involved in the fiber optic industry such as manufacturers, contractors, installers, consultants, etc.to become part of the FOA Corporate Program.
The FOA evaluates applicants based on their involvement in the fiber optic industry and review by The FOA Corporate Member Advisory Committee. Companies whose primary business is training (e.g. offering paid training programs to the general public) are not eligible to join the FOA Corporate Program but may apply to become an FOA Approved School.
What are the benefits of joining the FOA Corporate Program?
The FOA has a searchable online database of organizations included in the FOA Corporate Program intended to be a worldwide guide to fiber optic companies. Here is the List of those in the FOA Corporate Program and information about their organization.
FOA Approved Schools are listed in a separate online database. Only FOA Approved Schools are authorized to offer FOA certifications. The FOA can recommend an Approved School to train and certify your employees. They are also a great source of FOA certified graduates if you are looking to hire new workers.
To find out more about obtaining FOA Certification, go to the web page on FOA Certifications.
Fiber U, the FOA online learning site offers free online training. It is a good resource for your employees to improve their knowledge whether they are new hires or experienced workers needing to gain new skills. Take an online exam and, when you pass the exam, get a "Fiber U Certificate of Completion" for that course (cost: $10 - $20). Note: This is not FOA certification, only preparation for it.
We provide a “FOA Corporate Program” logo (see above) to be used literature, websites, etc. under the FOA guidelines.
Organizations can should join the FOA networks on LinkedIn, Facebook and other social media where the FOA publishes job and contracting opportunities and technical discussions are ongoing.
Organizations in the FOA Corporate Program have a voice in industry standards through FOA participation.
Other FOA Resources:
The FOA Online Guide is free and has almost 1000 pages of unbiased technical information. It is set up to search on your phone, allowing busy contractors to research technical issues that come up in the field.
The FOA “Careers in Fiber Optics” is designed for high schoolers who might be considering a career in fiber optics. A good outreach tool for future recruits.
Registration Fee: $100US
One time fee for listing.
When applying, you must provide all the corporate information on the application including email and website information. FOA will review your application and use your website to verify that you are in a business that qualifies.
Online application form.
*The FOA evaluates applicants based on their involvement in the fiber optic industry and membership is subject to review by The FOA Corporate Program Advisory Committee. Joining the FOA Corporate Program does not imply FOA endorsement of the company in any way. The FOA reserves the right to deny application to any organization that does not meet our criteria. The FOA reserves the right to change the rules and benefits of FOA Corporate Program without notice.
Return to The FOA Home Page
(C)2023, The Fiber Optic Association Inc.