FOA is a useful resource. Since 1995, the non-profit professional society has influenced the fiber optic industry with its certification programs, its work to set industry standards and its extensive fiber optic training tools.
FOA's vast library includes an online technical reference, digital copies of its specialty handbooks, and its YouTube channel, thefoainc. Through thefoainc, visitors access short, understandable videos that explain different fiber techniques. Additionally, its Fiber U, a collection of self-study programs, learning at your pace.
Fiber professionals benefit most from FOA certification. Certification programs fall into four groups: first level, specialist level, skills-based and application based. FOA.org, is the first stop for finding out more about certification, finding a fiber optic training school, or developing skills.