Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I'm interested in getting a job in fiber optics once I get certified. Where can I find more information?
The Fiber Optic Association serves the entire industry and has several pages on its website devoted to job opportunities. Please visit http://www.thefoa.org/jobs/jobtitle.htm and http://www.thefoa.org/jobs/jobs.html for more details.
Q: If I don't have previous experience with Fiber Optics but study hard, how well am I likely to do on the certification exam?
We have a 95% pass rate in all of our Fiber Optics classes, presented in partnership with BDI DataLynk (FOA Approved School # 208). Review for each test is extensive - the best in the industry.
For best results, you should be able to understand written and spoken
English, to hold and recognize small tools, and to take notes and study.
Attendance and participation are vital to your success in each course.
Q: What if I want to get the textbook ahead of time to study for the class?
The student who wants to get ahead of the game can do some pre-study and pre-quizzing here: http://www.thefoa.org/tech/ref/index.html
Q: What is the fee for the certification exam?
If you register for any of these four classes, the certification exam is included in the price, and the exam is given at the end of the course.
If you prefer to test-out of the CFOT test in order to take a Specialist course, the price is $145 pass or fail. The exam is 100 questions, and you must answer 70 or more correctly in order to pass the exam.