About Us

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

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.


What Our Customers Say


The best instructor I’ve ever dealt with. I learned more in four days than I ever did in college.

Jeremy Warren Windstream

This has been the perfect first step to putting our company into the fiber world.

Zachary Lindell FourStar Construction

In six years in telecom this is the best and more informative training [I] attended.

Kris Schaumburg Knowlogy of Kansas

More knowledge gained than I ever could have imagined. I thought this was just a basic course, the curriculum was outstanding.

Joshua Neely USAF 30th Recon

The course was very beneficial. A lot of questions I couldn’t find answers for have been answered.

Zachary Kerby Danielson, Inc

An invaluable addition to our knowledge base especially with future planning.

Brian Perch Cable & Wireless Barbados, Ltd.

This course has been a tremendous help to repair existing fiber in our networks and to facilitate any additional installs and other projects in the future.

Adam Johnson Digital Traffic Systems

Critically, this is the perfect coalition of theory and experience. I found it so interesting that I wanted to dive into the more advanced depths of the book.

John Weininger World Fiber Technologies

Incredible. Seriously amazed at how much was covered in the time frame given.

John Cassisi ABC CNG

The instructor was brilliant. His life stories truly added the field experience to the work, giving a better real-life understanding.

Ramone Gordon USMC

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