Fiber Optics Installer – FOI
A Fiber Optics Installer has a general understanding of optical fiber installation, connectorization, splicing, and testing, is familiar with optical fiber, connector, and splice performance characteristics described in TIA/EIA-568B, ITU-T G.671, ITU-T G.652 and Telcordia GR-326 A Fiber Optic Installer can perform connector endface evaluation as described in TIA/EIA-455-57B, is proficient in optical loss testing as described in TIA/EIA-526-14A, and understands the installation requirements described in articles 770 and 250 of the National Electrical Code. A Fiber Optic Installer is proficient at the installation of connectors on various types fiber of optic cables using various types of epoxies, and can perform mechanical and fusion splicing.
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- Being recognized as the best. The ETA uses competency standards drawn from the international community for its certification exams, and maintains membership in the International Certification Accreditation Council. The ICAC audits its members’ programs on a five-year schedule to ensure that they have kept up with industry developments and continue to adhere to the highest standards. In addition, a feasibility study by the National Skills Standards Board determined that the ETA electronics certification programs ranked among the best available industry certifications. Employers who see an ETA fiber optic certification on your resume are likely to recognize it as a sign of quality training and competence in the field.
- The opportunity for mastery. Each certification exam is reviewed on a yearly basis (at minimum) by a group of subject matter experts, educators, representatives of several national associations, and ETA staff members to ensure that the material contained in the exams is up to date and in compliance with current industry standards. Candidates who receive their certification can be confident that the knowledge they have demonstrated reflects the best understanding of their field that the industry has to offer.
- A fair and objective assessment. The ETA works to keep their fiber optic certification programs free from bias, either toward any vendor or product, or against any demographic of certification candidate. The programs offered by ETA comply with anti-discrimination and civil rights standards.