Light Brigade delivers fiber optics knowledge and skills training globally. Based out of Kent, Washington, our network of veteran instructors are able to train students to reach a number of industry-recognized certification standards. Our original founder, Larry Johnson, started his crusade to broaden the industry's fiber optic knowledge, forming the corporation in 1990. Since then, we have trained over 75,000 students, equipping them with the skills required to move forward in their careers.
Delivering both standard and customer-specific classes we can ensure the training matches the student's need, both in theory knowledge and practical skill sets. We partner with leading industry bodies to provide certification, including Fiber Broadband Association, ETA International, Utilities Technology Council, and continuing education credits through BICSI.
In August 2020, Light Brigade was acquired by HEXATRONIC Group AB, a Swedish-based public technology company that specializes in fiber optic products and training services.
What We Teach
We teach across a very broad spectrum of industry roles. We offer classes from basic fiber optics introduction and skills training designed for technicians looking to install fiber, right through to network design classes aimed at designers and consultants. Course content can include:
- Basic and Advanced Hands-on Skills
- Cable Prep, Splicing, Connectorization and Termination
- Fiber to the User (FTTx) Passive and Active
- Fiber Characterization
- Fiber and Cable Management
- Premises/Enterprise/LAN Networks
- Network Installation, Maintenance and Design
- Emergency Restoration
- Testing and Test Equipment
- Optical Loss Testing and Loss Budgets
Who We Train
Our instructors are technically skilled and have a wide variety of practical experience with fiber optic systems. Many have taught collegiate-level courses in electronics and telecommunications while others have built and operated fiber-optic networks or served as consultants for international companies. Light Brigade instructors constantly evaluate new products and learn new techniques to maintain leading-edge awareness in numerous industries. Our courses are continually updated with the latest standards, equipment, and best safety practices to ensure our students have the latest knowledge in their field.