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FOA Certification Renewal  Online

All FOA Certification Renewals Are For 3 Years And Cost $100 US

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NOTE: If you want to pay by check or money order, download this form to mail or email to FOA with your payment.

Online renewal is available for those with FOA certifications (CFOTs, CPCTs and CFOSs) who qualify. To qualify, you must still be active in fiber optics and your certification must not have expired more than 3 years ago.

Renewal covers all FOA certifications - you do not need to renew certifications individually. You should review FOA renewal policy, terms and conditions or contact the FOA by email ( or if you have questions.

Note: By continuing to make a renewal payment online, you attest to having met the FOA requirements for certification renewal.

 I verify that I am currently active in the fiber optic/cabling profession. (If not, contact the FOA at for further instructions)

I confirm that I have read and agree to the FOA Certification Holders Agreement.


Note: You must know your FOA Certification Number and Expiration Date to renew online. Many people refer to their FOA Certification Number as their "CFOT number" because they received their CFOT first. If you need assistance finding your certification number or expiration date, email the FOA at

Note: we must have a permanent personal  email for your new online credential and renewal notifications!  If your email changes notify the FOA at  If you are renewing for someone else, you or they should send an email to with their name, certification number and current email address for the FOA database.

Note: Your FOA certification credential is online. After your renewal is processed you will receive an email from that gives you directions on using your new online certification, including the ability to print your own certificate. For more information on FOA online certifications see

Note: You may renew up to one year in advance of your expiration date. If your expiration date is more than one year away, your payment will be refunded.

Note: If your certification
expired more than 3 years ago but you are still actively working in fiber optics, you may recertify by taking the certification renewal exam. FOA will contact your with directions.

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By continuing to make a renewal payment online, I attest to having met the FOA requirements for certification renewal.

FOA Certification Holders Agreement
All FOA Certification Holders must agree to the following:
  • Provide accurate and truthful information regarding education, experience, qualifications, and the performance of services.
  • Keep confidential all FOA examination information; including preventing unauthorized disclosures of exam information.
  • Properly use FOA credential - Do not use your FOA certifications in a misleading manner.
  • Do not use FOA certifications in a manner as to bring the FOA into disrepute and do not make any statements regarding FOA certifications which the FOA considers misleading or unauthorized.
  • Disclose any conflicts of interest or potential conflicts of interest and avoid conduct that could cause a conflict of interest.
  • Agree to inform the FOA of any matters that will affect my capability to fulfill my certification requirements.
  • Failure to abide by these guidelines shall constitute grounds for denial or revocation of certification.
By continuing to the renewal payment page, I certify that the information I have provided on this application is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any certification granted by The FOA is not a license to practice or provide services when required by any relevant law. I understand The FOA certification does not in any way imply that The FOA assumes responsibility or liability for my actions, and I hereby indemnify The FOA from any liability resulting from my actions.

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