Certified Fiber Optics Splicing Specialist

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Official Program Description

This 2-day Splicing Specialist Training includes a complete PowerPoint presentation explaining the importance of high performance splicing and further details the points necessary to achieve these splices. The depth of this presentation is much greater than most textbooks and provides background information about splicing that is very important to the student. An overview of OTDR functions and trace understanding is also provided during this presentation. 85% hands-on classroom activities will provide training in both fusion and mechanical splicing of either single or multi mode fiber optic cables. Inside or outside plant fiber optic cable types will be utilized at instructor's discretion during these hands-on sessions along with fiber optics enclosures and splice trays. You will be responsible for successfully making and testing both mechanical and fusion splices. In addition to the basic splicing activities outlined above, the student will further be required to correctly and efficiently install spliced fibers into splice trays and enclosures. You will further be required to achieve a splice loss of less than 0.15 dB for all splices and demonstrate proficiency in interpretation of splice loss using OTDR splice traces. This program is approved for BICSI CECs (Continuing Education Credits): RCDD 14, RITP - 14, OSP 14, INST 14, TECH 14, Cert. Trainer 14

Who Should Attend

Anyone can attend this program, however, those who wish to become registered with the FOA as a Certified Fiber Optic Specialist in Splicing (CFOS/S) must have taken and passed the Basic CFOT Exam which is administered during this class period.

Expected Outcomes

After successful completion of this course, you will be prepares the student to take the CFOS/S (Certified Fiber Optics Specialist/Splicing) exam that is sanctioned by the FOA (Fiber Optics Association). The exam is given and graded the final day of class.


CFOT course or another formal fiber optics training course within the preceding 6 months, or one year of related fiber optics experience--specifically, experience with fiber preparation, termination, and testing and a thorough knowledge of fiber optic safety practices.

Attend and You Will Learn

Day – 1:

  • Review of Fiber Optics Basics
  • Review of Fiber Optics Networking Standards
  • Fiber Optics Safety
  • Fiber Cable Preparation
  • Fusion & Mechanical Splicing Process
  • Splice Troubleshooting
  • Students will build test and troubleshoot actual fiber optics cable plant using pigtails with both fusion and mechanical splicing techniques to industry standards.

Day – 2:

  • Hands-on Session Continues
  • Wall Mount Enclosures and Installation with splices (both fusion and mechanical)
  • Hands-on Practical (Splicing Troubleshooting Exam)
  • Review
  • Written Exam
  • Test Results, Exam Discussion, and Questions


  Certified Fiber Optics Splicing Specialist
  2015 - TTS - May - Jun 2015   Status:  Available
In-Class:   Sun, Sat 8:00AM - 5:00PM
6 Jun 2015 to 7 Jun 2015
Class Schedule: 2 Sessions
Contact Hours: 16.0
Course Fee(s):
Registration Fee non-credit    $749.00
Potential Discount(s):
  1.60 CEUs
Location:   On Campus