Value of Certification

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FOA vs. ETA Certification

What is the difference between a certification from the Fiber Optic Association (FOA  and the Electronics Technician Association (ETA  The Fiber School was an FOA affiliated school back in the late 2000’s.  After learning more about both organizations it was clear to us that the ETA was a more established organization, and we made the switch. Both FOA and ETA certifications are based on the current industry standards.  So why make the switch?  I think if you compare the two websites you will quickly come to the same conclusion.


The Key to Success

The key to success in fiber optics, as in any field, is staying ahead of the competition, and that means continuing to build your skill set with additional training and certifications.

The Fiber School is committed to leading the industry and providing training that sets the standard for other schools to follow.  We were one of the first programs to offer fiber optic training, and we remain committed to excellence, quality education, and to your success.

Why Get Certified?

  • Justifies or confirms that you have knowledge-base or skill set in your industry
  • In order to get some jobs, you need to be certified
  • Certification can lead to higher wages
  • Distinguish yourself from the competition

Certified Tech, Satisfied Customer

When it comes time to get the job done, customers know that the more highly trained professional will be faster, more competent, and more reliable.  Skilled and certified technicians are essential in any company that deals with fiber optics and The Fiber School can give you the training you need to become an indispensable part of your workforce.

Whether you’re new to the fiber optics industry or a seasoned professional, keeping yourself current with the latest fiber training is essential.  The majority of our students have such a fantastic experience with us that they end up returning for further training.

Advertise your Experience

While theoretical coursework is helpful, we want our students ready for work in the field. Our training programs are designed to give you the experience you’ll need to do the job right.

Most fiber optic instructors only teach, but our instructors at The Fiber School are also highly trained fiber technicians with 25+ years of field experience.  We bring this practical knowledge to our programs, where we focus on real-world applications for the skills we teach.  The Fiber School is the only fiber optics training program whose final examinations challenge its students to use what they’ve learned in field situations.

Career Advancement – Make More Money

Looking to move up within your industry?  Certification courses with The Fiber School can give you the skills you need to grow your career.

Advanced fiber optic training lets you demand more compensation for your expertise, either within your current company or by opening up new opportunities if you’re job-hunting.  Fiber optic certification is more than just job training – it’s an investment in your future.

For More Information

Speak with one of our sales representatives to find out out more information on course dates, pricing & availability, certification and industry-specific training. Call us at 877-529-9114 prompt 2 for Training or fill out the contact form