Course Description

This 2-day Splicing Specialist Training includes a complete PowerPoint presentation explaining the importance of high performance splicing and further details the points necessary to achieve these splices. The depth of this presentation is much greater than most textbooks and provides background information about splicing that is very important to the student. An overview of OTDR functions and trace understanding is also provided during this presentation.

85% hands-on classroom activities will provide training in both fusion and mechanical splicing of either single or multi mode fiber optic cables. Inside or outside plant fiber optic cable types will be utilized at instructor's discretion during these hands-on sessions along with fiber optics enclosures and splice trays. The student will be responsible for successfully making and testing both mechanical and fusion splices.

In addition to the basic splicing activities outlined above, the student will further be required to correctly and efficiently install spliced fibers into splice trays and enclosures. The student will further be required to achieve a splice loss of less than 0.15 dB for all splices and demonstrate proficiency in interpretation of splice loss using OTDR splice traces.

This course is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor and is sanctioned by the Fiber Optic Association (FOA).

Is this course for me?

Anyone can attend this program. However, those wishing to become registered with the FOA as a Certified Fiber Optic Specialist in Splicing (CFOS/S) must have taken and passed the Basic CFOT Exam. This course may be taken immediately following the CFOT or CFOS/T Course.

This course prepares the student to take the CFOS/S (Certified Fiber Optics Specialist/Splicing) exam that is sanctioned by the FOA (Fiber Optics Association). The exam is given and graded the final day of class.

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Course fee includes all study materials, consumables and exams.

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Prerequisite(s):
Successful completion of FOA CFOT Course within the preceding 12 months or renewal of FOA membership during that time frame.


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