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The Fiber School is one of the largest, most diverse fiber optic training programs in the USA with over 70 courses in more than a dozen countries around the world. 

The Fiber School was established by the President of The Fiber Optic Marketplace, LLC Christopher LaBonge. Its mission was to provide training that covered fiber optic theory, hands-on skills testing assessments, and a practical exam which would test a student’s ability to comprehend and problem solve practical applications he or she would encounter in the field. This combination of training is aimed to reflect actual field work as closely as possible.

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BEGINNER

LEVEL 1

A beginner who is interested in training to become a fiber optic installer

LEVEL 1

INSTALLER COURSES

LEVEL 1

Certified Fiber Optic Installer (TR-CFI) is the most common course to start with, but there are also a variety of specialized installer courses to give you a jump start into a particular field.

INSTALLER COURSES

INTERMEDIATE

LEVEL 2

An installer who has completed a level 1 course or has experience working in the field

LEVEL 2

TECHNICIAN COURSES

LEVEL 2

The technician courses are intense and consist of five days of real-world, hands-on lab exercises that will build upon the knowledge you have gained in the installer level courses and prepare you for more advanced splicing and testing installations.

TECHNICIAN COURSES

ADVANCED

LEVEL 3

A technician who has completed a level 2 course or has many years of fiber experience.

LEVEL 3

MASTER COURSES

LEVEL 3

The Master level of certification is The Fiber School’s most advanced certification program, designed for students who have either completed one of our Technician certifications or have commensurate industry experience.

MASTER COURSES

Online Training Courses

Whether it’s your budget, your schedule, or your location, we know you can’t always take the time to get away for training. If that is the case (or if you just prefer to learn at your own pace), The Fiber School now offers dozens of classes online (including our most popular one – Certified Fiber Optic Installer TR-CFI-RCT-OP1) that you can take from anywhere you have reliable internet access.

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Field-experienced Instructors

The Fiber School’s instructors aren’t just teachers, they’re field-experienced technicians and engineers who have seen it all and done it all. They’ve experienced the pitfalls and can teach you how to avoid them. Teaching much more than simply industry “best practices,” students are empowered with real-world examples, tips, tricks, and techniques that enable them to excel right out of the gate.

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Effective Hands-on Teaching Style

What sets The Fiber School apart from other training schools and certifying bodies is the “hands-on” approach that is used in our classrooms. Students don’t just learn from a book, or by watching someone else perform the procedures they are learning about – they roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty using the latest, most advanced industry equipment and techniques themselves.

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Technical Training Certification

The Fiber School is known as the premier certification body in Fiber Optics (as well as many other telecommunications areas including wireless, pro audio and video, fiber optics for wind turbines and much more). Students can choose to take one course at a time, or can choose to become certified as a “Master” or “Professional” and save money by purchasing a bundled package.

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Featured Courses

Popular Courses from The Fiber School

Certified Fiber Optic Installer (CFI) Course 

Recommended for those with 0-2 years experience; this fiber optic installation training course is designed for those who layout, install or maintain fiber optic cabling systems. 

Outside Plant Technician (OSP) Course

Recommended for those with 1-3 years experience in OSP (outside plant) installations. OSP covers building to building , long haul telecommunications, and more.

Custom/Corporate Training

We can develop and deliver a custom curriculum specific to your needs and application. Let us create a course to meet your desired skill level and specific subject matter. 

Receive all of the materials to competently demonstrate your proficiency as a fiber optic installer directly to your own home. Additionally, you will be provided with access to our online video library. Simply follow the videos, do the labs at your own pace, at your own location, then take a picture of your completed lab to submit for grading. Upon successful evaluation of your hands-on labs, you will be granted the valuable Certified Fiber Optic Installer (CFI) certification. 

Why Choose The Fiber School?

The Fiber School’s training courses provide students with the best hands-on labs led by field-experienced trainers. Online lectures can be taken at any time at your pace and at your convenience. TFS Certification validates your skills and proves that you have not only been trained on fiber optic theory, you also have the practical skills necessary to exceed in the field.

Testimonials

  • This class was much better than expected. The instructor was top notch! Great having it taught by someone with an exceptional amount of experience. – Certified Fiber Optic Installer (TR-CFI)

    CFI Student
    US Air Force
  • Oliver was a great instructor, engaged the class immediately with hands-on exercises which almost made me feel like I’d been splicing for years. The learning environment was comfortable and progressive. I’d come back for another class if I could. – Certified Fiber Optic Installer (TR-CFI)

    Comador Springs
    GA Green Energy SVC
  • I am very well pleased with how the class went over topics. I took a fiber training several years ago that was 2 weeks long. I didn’t grasp anything from that class. It wasn’t trained well like this one. – Certified Fiber Optic Installer (TR-CFI)

    Scott Smith
    I.C.S. Construction
  • Good group interaction. It was kept so students were engaged. – Certified Fiber Optic Installer (TR-CFI)

    Simon Seibert
    Technician

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