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Interested in getting certified: Getting started with FOA Certification , FOA Certification Programs

If you are looking for a job in fiber optics, here is the FOA's guide to jobs.

Need to renew your CFOT? Download the renewal form. Or renew online.
Looking for installers, contractors or employees?Send a message to the FOA and we will notify our CFOTs through our newsletters. If you are a CFOT, join the FOA LinkedIn groups.
If you are a new school interested in becoming part of the FOA-approved school program, here are New School Requirements and Requirements For Training Program Approval
If you are an instructor or an FOA-approved school, here are resources to help you: Resources Just For Instructors, For JATC Instructors, Instructor Development and Certification
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The Fiber Optic Association has been organized as a international non-profit professional society for the fiber optic industry.
Its charter is to promote fiber optics through education, certification and standards.

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Office Hours 10AM-5 PM Pacific Time
Telephone: 1-760-451-3655
Fax: 1-781-207-2421

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