FOA Fiber Optics:
CFOT® - Certified Fiber Optic Technician - is the FOA certification for general fiber optics applications. CFOTs have a broad knowledge in fiber optics that can be applied to almost any application - outside plant, premises, manufacturing, etc.
FOA CFOT certification is based on an extensive knowledge of fiber optics technology and application as well as demonstrated skills in appropriate tasks.
Most CFOTs work in the industry as contractors or installers. Consultants, network designers, estimators and trainers would also be expected to have such credentials.
Many CFOTs are involved with the manufacture of fiber optic components such as cables, patchcords, active devices and communications systems. However, the CFOT certification has been structured as a general technology certification, not aligned to any specific job function.
It is used by all installers, both outside plant and premises installers, two very different applications, plus component manufacturing technicians, network managers, network designers, etc.
The FOA CFOT® (Certified Fiber Optic Technician) is now a registered trademark. With over 30,000 fiber optic techs holding CFOTs and the CFOT being recognized worldwide as the foremost certification in fiber optics, the FOA realized the value of the CFOT required trademark protection. Now it's official!
Many companies require FOA certifications or even offer FOA certifications to their personnel through internal training classes.
The FOA CFOT exam includes a test of the applicant's level of knowledge of fiber optics in a broad-based exam that covers technology, components, installation and testing and requires verified skills in fiber optics.
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.
Knowledge and Skills
Must be able to distinguish between different colors and possess manual dexterity to complete fine motor tasks.
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