Certified Fiber Optic Technician

About the Certified Fiber Optic Technician Program

Fiber Optics Technician Course; Specialist in Testing, Maintenance, and Splicing.

The Fiber Optic Technician certification is the primary FOA certification for fiber optic technicians. CFOTs have the broad knowledge, skills and abilities in fiber optics, which can be applied to many jobs in design, installation, operations, and applications using fiber optic communications. The program also includes assistance with resume writing, interview preparation and job placement.

This program prepares the student to earn the following three-part industry certifications:

  • Certified Fiber Optic Technician – introduces you to industry standards governing FTTD (Fiber To The Desk), FTTH (Fiber To The Home, LAN/WAN fiber networks), essential fusion, and mechanical splicing.
  • Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing and Maintenance – provides a comprehensive understanding of ANSI/TIA/EIA-526-(7)A, OTDR fundamentals and uses, OTDR vs. Insertion Loss Testing, Return Loss Testing, and Attenuation testing using the Power Source and Light Meter.
  • Fiber Optics Specialist in Splicing – learn industry-specific standards of high-performance splicing.


  • A valid NYS Driver’s License is required
  • Must be at least 18 years old

Upcoming Programs

Certified Fiber Optic Technician

Location: TBD
Mode: TBD
Dates: TBD
Days: TBD
Time: TBD
Cost: $2,297

Fiber Optic Specialist in Testing

Location: Suffern
Mode: In person
Date: May 9, 2024
Day: Thursday
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: $925
CRN: 60002

Fiber Optic Specialist in Splicing

Location: Suffern
Mode: In person
Date: May 10, 2024
Day: Friday
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: $925
CRN: 60003

Employment and Salary Outlook

Workforce Development Registration Instructions

  1. Complete the Workforce Development Application
  2. After submission, you will receive a Welcome Email containing very important information on how to sign into your application status portal.
    • This message will be sent to the email address you provided when you completed your application.
  3. Once your application status is updated, you will receive an email to view the portal for further instructions on how to register for the Workforce Development program. You will also be contacted by a member of our team, who will provide you with details regarding registration.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by phone at 845-574-4521 or email at [email protected].