Certified Installer Course

Pro Audio/Video Specialized Installer

LEVEL 13 DAY COURSE +16 hours of online instruction


This three-day course will provide an overview of fiber optic transmission theory, system design parameters, installation guidelines, fiber optic connector and splice termination options, test equipment, testing, documentation, and troubleshooting tailored for Pro A/V applications and installations. The course includes extensive hands-on exposure to fiber optic cable preparation, terminations, testing, and troubleshooting. Course lectures must be taken online.

Upon successful completion of the required on-line lectures and exams, the student will then attend the TR-PAV Hands-on training sessions scheduled. The hands-on training session is required to complete the Fiber Optics for Pro Audio/Video Certification.



Available Certifications

Students must pass exam to be certified.

ETA FOI Certification $150

ETA International - The Fiber School


PAV Course Completion

NETA Recognized
TR-PAV is approved for 8 CTDs

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Fiber Optics for Pro Audio/Video training will provide the student with the necessary knowledge and skills to:

  • Layout, install or maintain fiber optic cabling systems
  • Demonstrate a practical knowledge of fiber optic theory, codes, standards and installation practices
  • Demonstrate a practical knowledge of individual hands-on skills including:
    • Performing industry standard fiber optic terminations
    • Preparing cables for inside and outside applications
    • Performing fusion splicing and splice tray preparation
    • Testing with the OTDR and optical loss test equipment


  • Introduction to Fiber Optics:
    • Fundamentals
    • Theory
    • History
    • Performance Characteristics
    • System Components including Transmitters, Receivers
  • Fiber Optic Installation Practices:
    • Optical Networks
    • Techniques, Standards & Codes
    • Cable Types
    • Connectors
    • Splicing
    • Enclosures & Panels
    • Tools & Test Equipment
    • System Design & Loss Budgets: Equipment, Techniques & Applications
  • Fiber Optics for PRO Audio/Video:
    • AV connector Fundamentals
    • Internet Video
    • 10 Gigabit Networking
    • CATV over Twisted Pair
    • Digital Signage
    • Multiple Matrix Multiple Display
    • Fiber Optic AV Signal distribution
    • Fiber Optic AV System Design
    • Digital Signage
    • Extenders
    • Audio and Control Products
    • Distribution Amplifiers
    • Switchers
    • Signal Processors
    • Matrix Switchers
    • Cables, Connectors



In addition to the labs performed in the Certified Fiber Optic Installer course, students will also perform the following industry-specific labs:

Lab 1 Splice-on Connector Installation (TL-03C)

  1. To understand how to adapt a fusion splicer for a generic splice-on connector.
  2. To demonstrate the ability to adapt fiber strip measurements to any fusion splicer.
  3. To perform a visual inspection when completed and properly test to TIA Tier 1 standard.

Lab 2 Wall-mount Segment Assembly (Pigtails) (TL-12A)

  1. Properly prepare a 12F distribution style cable for installation to wall Mount enclosures.
  2. Properly perform one of the most basic Splicers’ tasks, fusion splicing of “Pigtails”.
  3. Demonstrate the proper way to strip, clean, cleave, and fusion splice 900μm fiber.
  4. Properly wrap (form & dress) the fused fibers back into the splice holders.
  5. Test the completed assembly to TIA Tier 1 standard.

Lab 3 Testing SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) Links (TL-22C)

  1. Inspect, test, and analyze two SMPTE cable configurations representative of a typical SMPTE fiber link incorporating a mated pair such as 2 SMPTE assemblies mated together.
  2. Inspect, test and analyze a SMPTE fiber link incorporating a panel mount receptacle or bulkhead as typically found in wall outlets of panel racks.
  3. Perform a Visual Physical Inspection of the SMPTE test assembly
  4. Properly cleaning and inspect all fiber endfaces prior to mating.
  5. Have an understanding of how SMPTE connectors can be disassembled and repaired.

Prerequisites: None

Knowledge or experience in the areas of Fiber Optic Advantages and Applications, Cables, Connectors and Terminations, Enclosures and Panels, and Test Equipment would be helpful, but is not required.

Target Audience

This course is excellent for anyone involved in the fiber optics for Pro Audio/Video environments and anyone who designs, installs, maintains, or tests fiber optic cabling systems.


 Available Dates & Locations


Remember, if you have 5 or more students, we can bring our class to you at your own facility – saving you time and money!

Customized Training

Any of our courses can be customized to focus on your needs – like using specific equipment, or working in a particular situation.

Cancellation Policy

We reserve the right to cancel any course. A full refund will be provided unless the student elects to transfer to another course or time.

No refunds will be granted for student cancellation, but substitutions are permitted.