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- About FOA Certifications:
the FOA at
inquiries about becoming an FOA school or any procedural
- The Fiber Optic Association
(FOA) is pleased to be a training partner with the
electrical Training Alliance (NJATC.)
award from 2011
- A Training Partner At NTI Since 1996
has been at NTI since 1996 offering instructor training and
seminars. We support many locals in their apprenticeship and
journeyman training programs.
offers free curriculum materials to schools, low cost
textbooks, free online resources and inexpensive
certifications as part of its programs to promote education
and use of fiber optics and communications cabling worldwide.
Is The FOA?
FOA (The Fiber Optic
Association, Inc.) is the "international non-profit
professional society of fiber optics," a non-profit
educational organization that has certified over 72,000
fiber optic technicians in over 40 countries. FOA CFOT
certification is recognized worldwide and offered to all
students by over 200 schools including about 30+ JATCs,
training organizations and fiber optic manufacturers in
the US, Canada and in more than 40 countries overseas,
plus is used by organizations like IMSA - the traffic
signal people, Corning, and many government and military
The eTA fiber optic textbook is a special version of the FOA
textbook used by permission from FOA.
The FOA is not just fiber either. As premises cabling expands
to encompass new applications over fiber, copper and wireless
links, the FOA has produced new materials that cover the
topics in a thorough, unbiased fashion. See CPCT.
- What does
this mean for you?
- The NJATC apprenticeship
training program is now FOA approved and you can offer FOA
certification to your apprentices and journeymen.
- You can become a FOA
certified fiber optic instructor through the
cooperation of the NJATC NTI and FOA.
- The NJATC Apprenticeship
Program will be listed on the FOA
website as an approved school.
- Of course, you can take
advantage of the FOA's other programs:
- Resources just for instructors
- Online monthly newsletter
- The FOA
Online Reference Guide and Tech
- Participation in industry
activities like standards
- Check out the resources in
the column to the left.
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