This Splicing Specialist Training covers high-performance fiber optic splicing. An overview of OTDR functions and trace understanding is provided during this presentation. This course is designed so that 85% of the class activities are hands-on. Training in both fusion and mechanical splicing of either single or multi-mode fiber optic cables will be covered. 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. The student 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. The student will r 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.
Prerequisite: FOA CFOT Course
As of January 1, 2015, the student MUST have successfully passed the basic CFOT course within the preceding 12 months or have
renewed their FOA membership within that time frame prior to attending the CFOS/T, CFOS/S, and/or the CFOS/O FOA Specialist courses. Students are encouraged to register for all courses being offered at the individual locations with the understanding that the CFOT is the prerequisite for all other courses and it must be successfully completed first prior to attending any of the other "specialist" courses.