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Professional-Level Certification

Even in a challenging economy, the fiber optic industry is booming with opportunity. From Verizon’s Fios™ (Fiber-To-The-Home) to high bandwidth iPhone™ apps, the preferred delivery method for voice and data is fiber – its potential is infinite! Telephone companies, wireless companies, cable companies, electrical contractors, engineering firms, utilities, communication companies (Fox, CBS, NBC, etc), fortune 500 companies, education and government are a few organizations hiring fiber professional every day.

So what makes The Fiber School different?

The Fiber School, the leader in fiber optic training, now offers the highest level of certification in the fiber industry today. Our specialized Professional Tracks are two steps ahead of any other training programs available. These specialty programs build on the existing curriculum and then take it two extra steps. After receiving your Installer and then your Technician level certifications, you will be expected to spend time working in the field and gaining experience.

You will then return to the classroom; where you will receive highly specialized and personal instruction to hone your skills and perfect your techniques. You will learn from field-experienced instructors who have made careers in the industry.

After additional field experience, your final step will be a one-week hands-on intensive geared toward your specialty and designed to push you the limits of your skills and knowledge. This is where your dedication will truly be demonstrated.

Depending on the previous experience level you have at the beginning of training with The Fiber School, it is expected these programs will take approximately two years to complete. At the end of the process you will have the satisfaction of knowing you are one of the best trained fiber optic professionals in the world.

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Fiber Optic
Fundamentals
(TR-FOF)
Fiber Optic
Fundamentals
(TR-FOF)
FUNDAMENTALS Fiber Optic
Fundamentals
(TR-FOF)
Fiber Optic
Fundamentals
(TR-FOF)
Certified Fiber
Optic Installer
(TR-CFI)
Certified Fiber
Optic Installer
(TR-CFI)
INSTALLER Certified Fiber
Optic Installer
(TR-CFI)
Certified Fiber
Optic Installer
(TR-CFI)
Fiber Optic
Technician
(TR-FOT)
Fiber Optic
Technician
(TR-FOT)
TECHNICIAN Outside Plant
(TR-OSP)
Outside Plant
(TR-OSP)
Master Splicer
(TR-MFS)
Master Tester
(TR-MFT)
MASTER Master Splicer
(TR-MFS)
Master Tester
(TR-MFT)
Hands-on Labs Hands-on Labs Hands-on Labs Hands-on Labs
Professional Fiber Optic Splicer (TR-PFOS) Professional FIber Optic Tester (TR-PFOT) PROFESSIONAL Professional Outside Plant Splicer (TR-POPS) Professional Outside Plant Tester (TR-POPT)
PROFESSIONAL TRACKS

Professional Tracks:

  • Professional Fiber Optic Splicing (TC-PFOS) – 4 Courses + 4 day skills testing session

    This specialty track is designed for the fiber optics professional who wishes to specialize in the splicing of fiber optic cable, with an emphasis on the indoor environment. The person who completes this track will demonstrate a high proficiency in splicing fiber, proper slack management in confined spaces, and the entry of both wall-mounted and rack mounted enclosures.

    This track begins with the Level 1 – Certified Fiber Installer (TR-CFI) course. This is the core curriculum for all of our training. After the CFI, the next step is the Level 2 – Fiber Optic Technician (TR-FOT) course.

    After the required field experience credits have been completed, the student may then apply to enter the Level 3 – Master in Splicing (TR-MFS) course, where the student will receive track specific instruction, geared toward their current work needs.

    Following the completion of the remaining field experience credits, the student may apply for the one-week extensive. As a fiber splicer working in the indoor environment, the student will be given a variety of splicing and cable entry tasks to perform. Successful completion of these exercises will demonstrate to the satisfaction of the evaluators that the student meets the criteria for the award of the Level 4 – Professional Fiber Optic Splicer Certification.

    Course ID Course  Name Exam Code Certificate Code
    TR-FOF Fiber Optic Fundamentals TE-FOF TC-FOF
    TR-CFI Certified Fiber Optic Installer TE-CFI TC-CFI
    TR-FOT Fiber Optic Technician TE-FOT TC-FOT
    TR-MFS Master Splicer TE-MFS TC-MFS
    4 day Professional Fiber Optic Splicer (PFOS) lab training and examination
  • Professional Fiber Optic Tester (TC-PFOT) – 4 Courses + 4 day skills testing session

    This specialty track is designed for the fiber optics professional who wishes to specialize in the testing of fiber optic cable, with an emphasis on the indoor environment. The person who completes this track will demonstrate a high proficiency in fiber testing procedures and techniques as it applies to multi-mode fiber within confined spaces, as well as wall-mounted and rack mounted enclosures.

    This track begins with the Level 1 – Certified Fiber Installer (TR-CFI) course. This is the core curriculum for all of our training. After the CFI, the next step is the Level 2 – Fiber Optic Technician (TR-FOT) course.

    After the required field experience credits have been completed, the student may then apply to enter the Level 3 – Master in Testing (TR-MFT) course, where the student will receive track specific instruction, geared toward their current work needs.

    Following the completion of the remaining field experience credits, the student may apply for the one-week extensive. As a fiber tester working in the indoor environment, the student will be given a variety of testing and troubleshooting tasks to perform. Successful completion of these exercises will demonstrate to the satisfaction of the evaluators that the student meets the criteria for the award of the Level 4 – Professional Fiber Optic Tester Certification.

    Course ID Course  Name Exam Code Certificate Code
    TR-FOF Fiber Optic Fundamentals TE-FOF TC-FOF
    TR-CFI Certified Fiber Optic Installer TE-CFI TC-CFI
    TR-FOT Fiber Optic Technician TE-FOT TC-FOT
    TR-MFT Master Tester TE-MFT TC-MFT
    4 day Professional Fiber Optic Tester (PFOT) lab training and examination
  • Professional Outside Plant Splicer (TC-POPS) – 4 Courses + 4 day skills testing session

    This specialty track is designed for the fiber optics professional who wishes to specialize in the splicing of fiber optic cable, with an emphasis on the outdoor environment. The person who completes this track will demonstrate a high proficiency in splicing fiber, proper slack management in aerial and underground location, and the entry of a variety of outside rated fiber splice enclosures.

    This track begins with the Level 1 – Certified Fiber Installer (TR-CFI) course. This is the core curriculum for all of our training. After the CFI, the next step is the Level 2 – Outside Plant Technician (TR-OSP) course.

    After the required field experience credits have been completed, the student may then apply to enter the Level 3 – Master in Splicing (TR-MFS) course, where the student will receive track specific instruction, geared toward their current work needs.

    Following the completion of the remaining field experience credits, the student may apply for the one-week extensive. As a fiber splicer working in the outside plant environment, the student will be given a variety of splicing and enclosure preparation and entry tasks to perform. Successful completion of these exercises will demonstrate to the satisfaction of the evaluators that the student meets the criteria for the award of the Level 4 – Professional Outside Plant Splicer Certification.

    Course ID Course  Name Exam Code Certificate Code
    TR-FOF Fiber Optic Fundamentals TE-FOF TC-FOF
    TR-CFI Certified Fiber Optic Installer TE-CFI TC-CFI
    TR-OSP Outside Plant TE-OSP TC-OSP
    TR-MFS Master Fiber Splicer TE-MFS TC-MFS
    4 day Professional Outside Plant Splicer (POPS) lab training and examination
  • Professional Outside Plant Tester (TC-POPT) – 4 Courses + 4 day skills testing session

    This specialty track is designed for the fiber optics professional who wishes to specialize in the testing of fiber optic cable, with an emphasis on the outdoor environment. The person who completes this track will demonstrate a high proficiency in fiber testing procedures and techniques as it applies to single-mode fiber over long-haul links, wide area networks, and point-to-point applications.

    This track begins with the Level 1 – Certified Fiber Installer (TR-CFI) course. This is the core curriculum for all of our training. After the CFI, the next step is the Level 2- Outside Plant Technician (TR-OSP) course.

    After the required field experience credits have been completed, the student may then apply to enter the Level 3 – Master in Testing (TR-MFT) course, where the student will receive track specific instruction, geared toward their current work needs.

    Following the completion of the remaining field experience credits, the student may apply for the one-week extensive. As a fiber tester working in the outside plant environment, the student will be given a variety of testing, evaluation, and troubleshooting tasks to perform. Successful completion of these exercises will demonstrate to the satisfaction of the evaluators that the student meets the criteria for the award of the Level 4 – Professional Outside Plant Tester Certification.

    Course ID Course Name Exam Code Certificate Code
    TR-FOF Fiber Optic Fundamentals TE-FOF TC-FOF
    TR-CFI Certified Fiber Optic Installer TE-CFI TC-CFI
    TR-OSP Outside Plant TE-OSP TC-OSP
    TR-MFT Master Tester TE-MFT TC-MFT
    4 day Professional Outside Plant Optic Tester (POPT) lab training and examination