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Nearly 100 Years of combined teaching experience

Since our inception, has offered fiber optic training courses through, The Fiber School. The Fiber School offers students the most comprehensive training that helps them build technical solutions and stay competitive today and in the future. From Fiber Optic Fundamental courses to advanced high-level field skills training. Expand your knowledge and get ahead in the information transport systems industry.

The Fiber School has trained and certified thousands of students and coordinated specialized training throughout the United States and the world: Fortune 500, government, military and in many locations around the world.  Our courses have been developed and refined over the years to ensure that the material presented is current, relevant and does not waste your training dollars.  Our courses consist of lecture, video and ample time for “hands-on” labs and one-on-one time with the instructor.  For your convenience, a number of our courses have the material available online for review when you need it.

The Fiber School uses the latest equipment from the best manufacturers.  This provides students with valuable experience on the current equipment and how to use it effectively.  Our instructors have years of experience including fieldwork and in the classroom.  Our course can be held at our facility, at your location or in numerous locations around the world.  Our goal is to ensure that you learn what you need to make your job easier and allow students to become more productive.

The Fiber School



Chris LaBonge

President, Senior Instructor
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Joseph Cairone, Fiber Optic Instructor

Joseph Cairone

Senior Instructor
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Sonny Hunt

COO, Course Developer
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The Fiber School


Time-proven results and industry compliant course material

Founded in 1995 delivers industry-leading solutions in training, products, and monitoring solutions, helping customers optimizing networks with trained and certified technicians. With many highly qualified, full-time instructors, our courses are delivered all over the country and around the world!

The Fiber School is founded as a used fiber equipment dealer
The Fiber School becomes a leading online supplier of fiber optic equipment
The Fiber School becomes authorized distributor for AFL, EXFO, JDSU, NetTest
The Fiber School creates and becomes an authorized ETA training facility
The Fiber School creates fiber installer course approved by ETA
The Fiber School creates fiber outside plant course approved by ETA
The Fiber School created master technician course approved by ETA
The Fiber School announces on-line training
The Fiber School develops a custom course for IBEW for windmill installations
The Fiber School introduces a certificate that demonstrates our benchmark of professionalism
The Fiber School adds Ethernet courses to its training program
The Fiber School adds a variety of courses to the training program, including an entire line of Juniper networks courses, radio frequency courses and network asset management courses
The Fiber School expands scheduled regional United States locations to include:
The Fiber School adds a line of Professional Track Course Bundles to their training program
The Fiber School adds new virtual, online instructor-led courses to offerings
The Fiber School expands scheduled regional United States locations to include:
The Fiber School expands scheduled regional International locations to include:
The Fiber School provides weekly continuing education webinars
BICSI recognizes the Certified Fiber Optic Installer course for 19 BICSI CECs
The Fiber School expands scheduled regional Domestic locations to include:
The Fiber School redesigns and adds an advanced search function to Alumni Directory, where students can list their resume, skills, and experience
The Fiber School adds 20+ jobs to Alumni Opportunities section, where TFS alumni can apply for installer-level and technician-level jobs in fiber optics and premise wiring
The Fiber School upgrades its website, making it mobile-friendly and added features.
The Fiber School moves its corporate headquarters from Breinigsville to Quakertown.
The Fiber School kicks off its Remote Certified Training (RCT) program during a global pandemic. This new course structure allows students to become certified fiber optic installers from their own location, anywhere in the world (with an Internet connection). Students receive the lab materials, tools, and equipment to perform all the exercises at their own pace. Labs are led through detailed pre-recorded instructor-led video demonstrations.
The Fiber School approved to offer ODM certification. We also added 8 new standard courses, and launched an Advanced Installer course, and, with the easing of some pandemic based restrictions, were finally able to return to instructor led training.
The Fiber School launched revamped fiber technician course, began training in Newark, NJ, and hired Sam Mehanna as an International Instructor.
The Fiber School returns to the middle east after the restrictions of a global pandemic lift, opening new classes in Dubai and new scheduling options for Lebanon. We also welcome 3 new instructors to the team, Ray Williams, Jim Birdsong, and Joshua Tawes.