ETA Fiber Optics


BSUis one of the leading providers of fiber optics training in Hampton Roads area of Virginia. We offer classroom hands-on and custom fiber optic training courses throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.

The BSU/ETA Certified Fiber Optics Installer, Technician and Designer programs provide detailed instruction and practice of fiber optic installation techniques, fiber optic troubleshooting techniques, and Local Area Network fiber optic design. Successful completion of these programs will result in the trainee being certified from Electronics Technicians Association and awarded a Certificate of Completion from BSU. Earn Electronics Technicians Association (ETA) certification and college credit at the same time. The Fiber Certification programs are also geared for commercial clients.

Why do I need to get my certification?

Thousands of technicians have gained ETA certifications, including over 28,000 fiber optics installers and hundreds or thousands in each basic or specialty segment of electronics. Some reasons for choosing an ETA certification include:

High Standards: ETA models its electronics certification exams after international competency standards. ETA is a member of the International Certification Accreditation Council (ICAC), which audits ETA’s programs on a 5-year schedule.

Recognition: The National Skills Standards Board’s feasibility study concluded the ETA electronics certification programs were among the best industry certifications available. In addition, our Certified Electronics Technician (CET) program, along with many others, is one of the most widely recognized certification programs in the industry.

Objectivity: All ETA certifications measure competencies of persons, not products or vendors. ETA’s programs are consistent with civil rights, anti-discrimination and fairness standards.

Quality Control: Committees for each competency, made up of a demographically diverse group of ETA staff, educators, multiple national associations and subject matter experts (SME’s), provide input for, review and update examinations at least annually to comply with electronic industry standards.

Course Descriptions

ETA Certified Fiber Optics Installer

Berkshire University offers a 24-hour Electronics Technicians Association (ETA) Certified Fiber Optics Installer (CFOI) training program. This course is intended to provide a more in-depth study of the topics related to Fiber Optics Installer Certification. Students will be introduced to Fiber Optics to help them establish a basic understanding of the fiber optics industry and its technology, common terminology, fiber optic theory, and fiber optic components.

In addition, students will construct fiber optic connectors using Standard Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) connectors, test fiber optic connectors, splices, and cables in accordance with telecommunication industry standards. Build and test fiber cables and components using Standard Mechanical Splices and learn appropriate techniques for Fusion Splicing and testing fiber optic cables with an OTDR (Optical Time Domain Reflectometer)

ETA Certified Fiber Optics Technician

Berkshire University offers a 32-hour Electronics Technicians Association (ETA) Certified Fiber Optics Technician (CFOT) training program. This certification will provide the knowledge and skills needed to certify and troubleshoot fiber optic cable networks accurately and efficiently.

Trainees will certify or troubleshoot different cable systems with a combination of fibers, connectors, and splices. These cable systems will be modeled on the most commonly occurring problems. The Certified Fiber Optics Technician course involves a shortened overview of the basics and more extended troubleshooting practice.

ETA Certified Fiber Optics Designer

Berkshire University offers a 40-hour Electronics Technicians Association (ETA) Certified Fiber Optics Designer (CFOD) training program. This new optical designer certification will provide an in-depth knowledge of optical local area networks.

This course covers all aspects of a successful fiber optic system design from network protocols, network configurations, optical cabling, industry communications standards, determination of fiber count, hardware selection, splicing/termination methods, and cable system testing and documentation. All that is learned in class is put into practice through multiple and intensive case studies.

Through the above course, you can obtain a certificate from the university registered with all the data in that session, which can be referred to the university through any institution that inquires about your data and you can join many courses and other programs available through the Berkshire University