The FOA is now offering corporate membership. Corporate members are companies involved in the fiber optic industry such as manufacturers, contractors, installers, consultants, etc.* Corporate members, unlike individual members, do not have to be FOA-certified to join. However, Corporate membership is appropriate for contractors who wish to emphasize that their employees have been trained and are FOA-certified.
What are the benefits of FOA corporate membership?
Corporate members may advertise their FOA membership by adding "FOA Corporate Member" and the FOA Corporate Member Logo on their literature, website, vehicles, etc. We will provide a “FOA Corporate Member” logo (see above) to be used by the corporate member on literature, websites, etc. under the FOA guidelines.
Corporate members may join the FOA network on where the FOA publishes job and contracting opportunities before they are announced elsewhere and technical discussions are ongoing.
Corporate members may purchase FOA publications at a discount (typically 40%).
FOA will provide special education and presentation materials for corporate members only. The FOA will provide a special website where corporate members can download educational materials and curriculum packages on fiber optics and premises cabling (fiber/copper/wireless) to use in company presentations and training customers and employees. Here is a sample of the PowerPoints available to corporate members for employee and customer training.
Corporate members have a voice in industry standards through FOA participation.
New For Companies In Africa
FOA has established its first chapter based in Africa to address the special needs of one of the fastest growing regions of the world in fiber optic communications. If your company is based in Africa or involved in the African market, you have an opportunity to participate in programs focused on the special needs of the African market. Submit your application (below) and someone from FOA will contact you. Here is more information on FOA Africa.
Corporate membership cost is $100 year. Online application form. Do not send payment with the application - payment may be made online after application approval.
* Schools or companies whose primary business is training are not eligible for corporate membership. They must apply for FOA school approval.