With more hands-on time...
Our reduced total time to certification (24 hours for FOI 32 hours for FOT & FOT-OSP ) has 50% of the time spent doing hands-on work. With Apex Optics training you'll be truly prepared for work in the field.
And smaller classrooms...
Class sizes average under ten students, with minimum class sizes as small as three (taught locally at the clients business). You'll get the attention you need to be successful, and equipment to student ratios are the best in the industry.
Wherever you may be.
Apex Optics teaches classes on-site across North America. Contact Apex Optics to schedule a course today - no travel required.
Advance Enrollment 10% Discount!
Enroll with tuition 30 days in advance for
FOI Fiber Optic Installer
October 24-26, 2022
FOT-OSP Fiber Optic Technician Outside Plant
October 31- November 3, 2022
Custom courses for individuals and businesses
We can start with as few as 3 students.
We'll incorporate the tools, designs, hardware, and methods you'll actually be using on the job site
Specific to your exact job position
Learn only what you need to learn, get the exact certification needed
Get a quote on a custom class today.
Why get certified?
Wider job availability
Businesses that encourage or employ certified electronics professionals have the opportunity to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Certification may not only give professionals the knowledge and skills to perform better on the job, but also enable them to work more efficiently, to require less additional training and to be more satisfied with their careers.
Thus, having or hiring certified professionals could influence your bottom line in areas such as operational efficiency, employee retention rates and customer satisfaction.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook projects job growth for fiber optic installers and repair technicians at a rate of 14 percent between 2010 and 2020. Work will be steady, with the continued growth of the Internet and communications networks fueling additional installations and ongoing maintenance.
Those technicians who have received certification will be the most employable, given the increasing sophistication and competition in the field. ETA certification is recognized by over 1000 companies.
The current state of the electronics industry and occupational forecast was recently collected by ETA International from over 200 technicians, educators, students and retirees across the United States and around the world.
An overwhelming majority, 140 respondents, said that their ETA certification has benefited their career with opened opportunities and pay increases:
“My ETA certifications landed me my first job in electronics. It has also meant the difference in pay raises and promotions over the years.”
“I have an internationally recognized certification that tells potential employers that I have been tested and received the training or experience that I said I had.”
“ETA certifications provide credibility to my service work and make it easier to get new clients.”
“It has allowed us to use certification as an advantage in the bidding process and helped our company gain government work.”
“I have no formal training, so it really helped me out after leaving the military.”