Emergency Restoration Course (TR-ERC)

Course Information

It is not a matter of if an outage will occur – It is a matter of when an outage will occur!
Network outages can cost a company thousands of dollars for every minute that your network is down. Having a recovery program in place is critical.  Having a staff that has been trained and prepared to deal with the emergency when it occurs is also vital.

The Fiber School has, over the years, worked with a number of network providers, including Adtell Integration, a leading contractor for emergency restoration services. We now offer our Emergency Restoration Training course to accommodate what has become an overwhelming industry need.  Our course emphasizes real-world hands-on troubleshooting techniques to quickly find the fault locations and provides students with hands-on experience in field restoration.

Course Synopsis
Target Audience


The Emergency Restoration Course emphasizes real-world, hands-on troubleshooting techniques to quickly find the fault locations and then allows technicians to gets hands-on experience in field restoration.

Course Synopsis

In the Classroom:

  • How to use the test gear in an emergency to locate the problem area
    • Determine a Loss Budget
    • What power generation, shelter, and lighting is suitable for a restoration
    • How to prepare the damaged cable for an emergency restoration, and how to facilitate the permanent repair
    • Mechanical splicing that is available, how to buy, store and use
    • What closures work best for restoration
    • How to make an emergency restoration kit
    • Practical tips designed to cut down-time
    • Safety rules
    • Creating a response plan
    • And More

In the field:

  • Build an Emergency Restoration Kit
  • Test the Span Using an OTDR
  • Perform Optical Loss Testing
  • Measure Tx Output Power
  • Measure Rx Input Power
  • Develop a Hypothetical Outage Condition
  • Define the Simulated Outage
  • Measure Optical Distance
  • Perform a Field Repair with a Restoration Kit
  • Re-Test and Re-Document the System

Target Audience

This course requires a basic knowledge of fiber optic theory and terminology, as well as field experience, equivalent formal training such as The Fiber School’s Certified Installer or Outside Plant technician course.  Student should already be familiar splicing techniques.

Hands-On Labs

There are no hands-on labs associated with this course.


TFS Certification from The Fiber School


Description Item Code Price
Emergency Restoration – The Emergency Restoration Course mphasizes real-world, hands-on troubleshooting techniques to quickly find the fault locations and then allows technicians to gets hands-on experience in field restoration. TR-ERC $1,145.00
Exam: ERC – 50 Question Multiple Choice – This exam must be passed in order to qualify for a certificate in our Emergency Restoration Technician course. This exam will consist of a combination of multiple-choice, fill in, diagram drawing, or other similar questions. More information about this specific exam will be given during the Emergency Restoration Technician lecture (either online or in person.)Item Type: Technician Training Exams TE-ERC Included
Lab: ERC – Hands-On Exercise Booklet TL-ERC Included
Certificate: TFS – Emergency Restoration Technician – Awarded to students who pass the TFS exam in one of our TFS certified Emergency Restoration training courses. TC-TFS-ERC $150.00

Schedule & Registration

Feb 7 – 8, 2019 Quakertown, PA $1,145.00
May 16 – 17, 2019 Quakertown, PA $1,145.00
Jul 18 – 19, 2019 Quakertown, PA $1,145.00
Nov 14 – 15, 2019 Quakertown, PA $1,145.00

Online Student Information Form

Please fill out the form below to begin the registration process. After you submit the form, a sales associate will reach out to you to complete your registration.

Planning & Reservations

Contact the Training and Development Coordinator for The Fiber School at Training@fiberoptic.com or call 877.529.9114.

Student Registration Use the Registration Form above or download the editable PDF and email to training@fiberoptic.com.

>> Registration Form PDF:  http://www.fiberoptic.com/catalog/Registration-Form-2018.pdf

Cancellation Policy: FiberOptic.com may cancel a course that lacks sufficient enrollment a week before it is scheduled to begin. When a course is canceled, we make every effort to notify all registered students promptly. A full refund is processed unless the student elects to transfer to another course or time. You can help avoid cancellation by registering early.

Student Cancellation: No refunds are permitted for student cancellation. Substitutions are permitted.

On-Site Training

With just 5 or more students The Fiber School can send the classroom to you! We offer custom, on-site training for any of our courses. Just give us a call at 877.529.9114 or email us at Training@fiberoptic.com and let us schedule an on-site course that perfectly suits your needs.