Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing & Maintenance (CFOS/T)

ZTEC-123 Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing & Maintenance (CFOS/T) - (16 Hours)
Fee: $675 (includes textbook, CD, exams, and FOA application fee)

Course Description:

This 2-day, 16-hour (*Appx.) program is designed to offer advanced training to anyone involved with the testing and maintenance of fiber optics networks. A focal point in the program is to offer a general, easy to understand, approach to fiber optics testing standards with little theory and considerable hands on activities. This comprehensive program explains the variety of testing standards, equipment and technological approaches used in fiber network testing and splicing and how to choose among them. This 85% hands on course explores the overall spectrum of testing and maintenance of singlemode fiber optics networks and provides a detailed overview and demonstration of various pieces of equipment used in testing and maintenance. Subject matter includes a detailed study 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. This course is recognized by The US Department of Labor and is sanctioned by the Fiber Optic Association (FOA).

*Actual hours may vary depending on number of students.


FOA CFOT Course. As of January 1, 2015, the student MUST have successfully passed the basic CFOT course within the preceding 12 months or have renewed their FOA membership within that time frame prior to attending the CFOS/T, CFOS/S, and/or the CFOS/O FOA Specialist courses offered by BDI Datalynk.

There are no exceptions.

Students are encouraged to register for all courses being offered at the individual locations with the understanding that the CFOT is the prerequisite for all other courses and it must be successfully completed first prior to attending any of the other courses.

Must be able to read and speak the English language fluently.

Course Objective:

Program prepares the student to take the Specialist in Testing & Maintenance Fiber Optics Certification Exam given at the end of class. Student will be able to effectively and efficiently identify fiber network defects, and provide QA (Quality Assurance) procedures to minimize or eliminate future network outages.

Certified Fiber Optic Technician Program Modules

ZTEC-120 Certified Fiber Optics Technician Course (CFOT) – (24 hours)
Fee: $700 (includes textbook, study materials, CD, exams and consumables) Includes 1-year membership to FOA
September 12-14, M, T, & W, 8:00am - 5:00pm

ZTEC-123 Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing & Maintenance (CFOS/T) - (16 Hours)
Fee: $675 (includes textbook, CD, exams, and FOA application fee)
September 15 & 16, TH & F, 8:00am - 5:00pm

ZTEC-122 :Certified Fiber Optics Splicing Specialist Course (CFOS/S) (16 Hours)
Fee: $675 ( includes textbook, CD, exams and FOA application fee)
September 17 & 18, SA & Sun, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Suggested Enrollment Process

To Enroll Online:

  1.  Click: ‘On Line Registration’ on the left side of this webpage.

  2. Click on Search and Register for Workforce Training Classes

  3. Type in ‘Fiber’ and hit 'Submit"

  4. Carefully click the SELECT box for the course that you want to take. There may be several choices so make sure you select the right course and dates

  5. Enter in your credit card information. Your receipt will be immediately emailed to you. It should have the Building and Classroom for the course.

    • If it does not, check with our office at 755 4225 a few weeks prior to the class to confirm the room numbers.

To Enroll in Person:

Go to STCC Building 16, Room 146 to register for the course or call 755 4225