Fiber certification means you can be confident we have the experience and training for your project.
To be a certified fiber optic splicing technician involves gaining several years of fiber optic installation experience to have basic knowledge of testing and splicing equipment, completing classroom coursework, going through hands-on training, and completing hands-on labs, as well as passing the certification exam. Not only is this a process that requires a huge time commitment, but it also entails significant costs. When you are putting your fiber optic project into the hands of someone with fiber certification, you can be confident that they have the experience and training to handle a variety of tasks.
At GP Associates, Inc. in Knightdale, North Carolina, our certified fiber splicing technicians complete the splicing and repairs of fiber optic cables, both underground and aerial, with attention to detail using the most effective techniques known in the industry.
Here are a few of the topics that are covered in a fiber certification course:
- Introduction: Fiber certification courses start with a firm understanding of fiber optics, including advantages, applications, manufacturing, cable types, selection criteria, single-mode and multi-mode characteristics, light propagation, history of fiber optics, and more.
- Connections/Terminations: Coursework includes performance specifications, connector loss issues, types of connections and terminations, mechanical considerations, environmental considerations, and performance specifications.
- Splicing: The two types of splicing are covered – mechanical and fusion.
- Enclosures/Panels: Topics include aerial and burial enclosures, panels, distribution, routing, and more.
- Installation: Course includes planning standards, premise, LAN, and outside plant methods, techniques for both burial and aerial installation, and understanding of the tools and equipment used.
- Test Equipment: Fiber certification also includes knowing how to test bandwidth, dispersion, return loss, and more.
- Maintenance/Repair: Couse covers practical applications, time saving techniques, documentation, tools, and equipment.
- Design: Fiber certification professionals gain knowledge of system components and how to design a system.
Education should not end with certification for a fiber optic technician. We believe that fiber certification is just the beginning and that our technicians should continually be trained as changes affect the industry. We monitor our team to be sure they follow through with what they have learned and always maintain our highest standards. Contact us today to learn more.