Certified Fiber Optics Training

(in partnership with BDI Datalynk)

To register call 307.778.4381 or email dkaelin@lccc.wy.edu


Certified Fiber Optics Technician Course (CFOT)  | 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Mon, Tue, Wed | $700

3-Day Training Scheduled:   Apr. 23-25, 2018 OR July 9-11, 2018 OR Nov. 5-7, 2018

This introductory approximately three day fiber optics technician course is designed for anyone interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optics Technician. This training combines theory and 85 percent hands-on activities to prepare the student to take the Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT) test that is sanctioned by the Fiber Optics Association (FOA) and given and graded the final class day. This course also introduces the student to industry standards governing Fiber-To-The-Desk (FTTD), Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH), and Distribution Cabling. Anyone interested in becoming a Certified Fiber Optics Technician should attend this class. Note: The student must pass both the written and hands on exams to successfully pass this course. This course is recognized by The US Department of Labor and is sanctioned by the Fiber Optic Association (FOA). Along with chapter tests, class discussions, and substantial hands-on activities, the CFOT exam is given and graded at the end of the class. Students will demonstrate the ability to build and test and troubleshoot a fiber optic LAN network.


Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Testing & Maintenance (CFOS/T)| 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Thurs, Fri | $675

2-Day Training Scheduled:   Apr. 26-27, 2018 OR  July 12-13, 2018 OR Nov. 8-9, 2018

This two day, approximately 16 hour program is designed to offer advanced training to anyone involved with the testing and maintenance of fiber optics networks. A focal point in the program is to offer a general, easy to understand, approach to fiber optics testing standards with little theory and considerable hands on activities. This comprehensive program explains the variety of testing standards, equipment and technological approaches used in fiber network testing and splicing and how to choose among them. This 85% hands on course explores the overall spectrum of testing and maintenance of single mode fiber optics networks and provides a detailed overview and demonstration of various pieces of equipment used in testing and maintenance. Prerequisite: Fiber Optics Association (FOA) Certified Fiber Optics Technician (CFOT) Course. As of Jan. 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 offered by BDI Datalynk. There are no exceptions.


Certified Fiber Optic Specialist Outside Plant (CFOS/O) | 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  | Sat, Sun | $775

2-Day Training Scheduled:   July 14-15, 2018

This two day, approximately 16 hour fiber optic specialist course is for students who will be directly involved with installing Outside Plant (OSP) Fiber Optics Cabling. Further, it is an add-on course to their Fiber Optics Association (FOA) portfolio once they have successfully completed the three day basic certified fiber optics technician (CFOT) course and can be taken concurrently with the CFOT course. Students will receive a certification at the end of the program which is sanctioned by the Fiber Optic Association. Note: Student must pass both the written and hands on exams to successfully pass this course. Prerequisite: FOA CFOT Course. As of Jan. 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 offered by BDI Datalynk. There are no exceptions.


NEW!  Certified Fiber to Home Specialist (CFOS/H) Nov. 10-11, 2018 (Sat, Sun) 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | $775

This 2-day, Fiber to the Home Specialist course is a comprehensive program to introduce the fiber optics technician to Fiber to the Home architectures being utilized, advantages and disadvantages of each and types of components necessary to complete a FTTH fiber segment. Upon completion of this course, the student will be familiar with why FTTH is being implemented today, including technical, marketing, and financial justifications.  The student will further be familiar with the technical details and attributes of specialized FTTH components such as: splitters/couplers and wavelength-division multiplexers and the requirements for cables, connectors, splices, and associated hardware.  FTTH design and installation requirements will be discussed in detail.  The student will be able to successfully install, test, troubleshoot, and maintain FTTH links as a result of real world, hands-on training sessions. Course fee includes all study materials and Course CD.  Course sanctioned by the Fiber Optics Association (FOA).