ETA Certified Courses

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Fiber Optics Installer (FOI)

A Fiber Optics Installer has a general understanding of optical fiber installation, connectorization, splicing, and testing, is familiar with optical fiber, connector, and splice performance characteristics as described in TIA/EIA-568B, ITU-T G.671, ITU-T G.652 and Telcordia GR-326.


A Fiber Optic Installer can perform connector endface evaluation as described in TIA/EIA-455-57B, is proficient in optical loss testing as described in TIA/EIA-526-14A, and understands the installation requirements described in articles 770 and 250 of the National Electrical Code.


A Fiber Optic Installer is proficient at the installation of connectors on various types of fiber optic cables using various types of epoxies and can perform mechanical and fusion splicing.

$995 | 3 Days

Fiber Optics Technician (FOT)

A Fiber Optics Technician has a full understanding of inside plant optical fiber, connector, and splice performance characteristics as described in TIA-568C and can use these performance characteristics to create a worst case power budget for a fiber optic cable plant.


A Fiber Optics Technician can proficiently perform optical loss testing as described in TIA/EIA-526-14A and perform connector endface evaluation as described in TIA-455-57B. Using an OTDR an FOT can effectively locate faults in a fiber optic cable, mated connector pair, or splice, as well as evaluate optical fiber performance, mated connector pair performance, or splice performance for compliance with TIA-568C.

$1395 | 4 Days

Fiber Optics Technician - OSP

$1495 | 4 Days

A Fiber Optics Technician – Outside Plant (OSP) must be able to properly terminate, test and troubleshoot single-mode fiber optic communication systems. They must be able to test and troubleshoot each element of a fiber optic communication system, and have an understanding of OTDR theory.


The FOT-OSP understands optical loss budgets, not to exceed loss budgets and has the knowledge and skills required for troubleshooting single-mode OSP fiber optic communications systems addressing the roles of attenuation, dispersion and refection and how to identify and troubleshoot each. The FOT-OSP should have a basic understanding of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) and the National Electrical Code (NEC) and all safety conditions specific to the outside plant environment and the applicable transmission equipment.

Fiber Optics Designer (FOD)

The ETA certified Fiber Optics Designer (FOD) training program is an optical designer certification that will provide an in-depth knowledge of optical local area networks. This certification covers all aspects of a successful fiber optic system design from network protocols, network configurations, optical cabling, industry communications standards, determination of fiber count, hardware selection, splicing/termination methods, and cable system testing and documentation.


All that is learned in class is put into practice through multiple and intensive case studies. The ETA certified Fiber Optics Designer program provides detailed instruction and practice of Local Area Network fiber optic design.

$1495 | 4 Days

Fiber Optics Sensing
Technician (FOST)

In recent years Fiber Optic Sensors have emerged from the laboratory to take their place in industry, medicine, energy, military and many more applications.  It is an emerging field with a few highly knowledgeable creators and engineers but there is a shortage of technical personnel to bring it into full implementation.

Fiber optic sensors are being used to detect and measure temperature, humidity, acceleration, strain, pressure, and acoustic vibration in ways never before possible.


Opportunities have opened up for careers in this field in a wide range of applications. Learn to speak the language in the FOST course offered by Apex Optics.

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