The Light Brigade offers independent certification through the Electronics Technicians Association (ETA). ETA-certified technicians are professionally recognized as having the knowledge and skills to meet international de facto electronics industry standards. The ETA certification fee is $150 and is valid for 4 years.
Certification is optional and not a course requirement. If you intend to take the certification, please make this request when you register. Testing is performed during the last 2 hours of class.
The ETA Fiber Optic Installer (FOI) certification is designed for those working with both multimode and single-mode fibers. FOI certification is available after successfully completing the four-day Fiber Optics 1-2-3 course, the four-day Fiber Optics for Oil & Gas course, or the three-day Fiber Optics for Mining Applications, and passing the FOI certification exam.
The ETA Fiber Optic Technician—Outside Plant (FOT-OSP) certification is designed for those installing outside plant single-mode fiber optic networks. FOT-OSP certification is available after successfully completing the four-day FTTx for Installers and Technicians
or the four-day Advanced Hands-on Training
, and passing the FOT-OSP certification exam.
The ETA Fiber to the Antenna (FTTA) certification is designed for those who install, test, and maintain fiber optic communication systems for OSP FTTA installations and onsite antenna applications
. ETA FTTA certification is available after successfully completing the four-day Fiber to the Antenna
training course, and passing the FTTA certification exam.