Certified Installer Course

Fiber Optic Utilities Specialized Installer

LEVEL 13 DAY COURSE +16 hours of online instruction


This fiber optics training course is designed for those who specify, design, install, or maintain aerial and underground fiber optics systems in investor owned, REA, Co-operatives, and municipal power networks. Students will learn about latest fiber optic technology and equipment, as well as how to splicing, termination, testing, and troubleshooting impact fiber optic based utility networks. Course lectures must be taken on line.

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




Available Certifications

Students must pass exam to be certified.

ETA Installer Certification $150

UTL Course Completion

NETA Recognized
TR-UTL is approved for 8 CTDs

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Fiber Optics for Utilities 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 Utilities:
    • Telephone & CATV
    • Power Utilities
    • OSP Safety & Codes
    • OSP Installation Practices
    • Cabling Handling
    • Tension & Bend Radius
    • Span, Sag, and Tension
    • Figure-eighting Cables Splice Locations
    • Manholes and Vaults
    • Conduit and Ducts
    • ADSS (All Dielectric Self Supporting) & Optical Power Ground Wire (OPGW)


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 OPGW Basic Cable Preparation (TL-09D)

  1. The student will learn how to properly access the fiber-bearing Aluminum or stainless steel tubes contained within the stranded aluminum clad steel and/or aluminum alloy outer wire protection. The student will properly cut the high-strength strands with a rotary tool, ring cut the inner tube, and expose the fibers contained within.

Lab 3 Runt Closure 2 cable in/out (Stubbed Ends) (TL-11A)

  1. In this Training Specialty Lab the student will learn the necessary skills to properly perform one of the most basic Splicers’ tasks, the splicing together of two outdoor Loose Tube, Gel-filled (LTGF) armored or non-armored OSP fiber optic cables and their assembly into a RUNT closure.

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 Utilitiesical 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.