The Certified Fiber to the Home Professional (CFHP) Program
The Certified Fiber to the Home Professional (CFHP) program is sponsored and operated by the Fiber-to-the-Home(FTTH) Council. Certification as a CFHP indicates a professional level of technical competence in fiber to the home technologies. Certification consists of demonstrating knowledge and familiarity with FTTH architecture, network design, deployment technology and operational skills. Certification is not directed at specific vendor’s equipment, rather to certify professional competence on a broad base of FTTH topics.
The program consists of two parts:
- CFHP Training Courses
- Examinations and Certification.
The Council administers periodic CFHP examinations and maintains a database of those who successfully pass the examination and are certified as fiber to the home Professionals.
The CFHP Training Course is structured to certify competence in overall FTTH theory, terminology, topology, equipment and system cost estimation. CFHP Training Courses cover a broad range of FTTH knowledge that CFHP professionals must be familiar with. The first CFHP Training course has been developed by The Light Brigade with assistance from FTTH member companies and organizations.
See who is an Accredited Member of the Certified Fiber to the Home Professional (CFHP).
Click here for information on how to take the CFHP Exam.
CFHP Industry Candidates:
Candidates for CFHP certification include management and supervisory staff, technical support managers and administrators, design specialist, telephony and network engineers and administrators, and advanced network engineers and administrators. As well as, individuals with little or no experience in telecommunications, and who are participating in or graduating from community and technical college programs in telecommunications.
CFHP Program Objective:
The rapid growth in FTTH is creating significant demand for technical staff trained in FTTH technology and installation techniques. Many service providers are struggling to find sufficiently trained staff. In response to this need, the FTTH Council has embarked on a training and certification program in cooperation with professional training organizations, educational institutions and other third party training programs offered by major vendors and service providers. The current CFHP Course consists of two days of classroom instruction.
This program will be a benefit to the industry and develop in-demand job skills for people dislocated during the current recession.
CFHP Training Course - A two-day training program is available to address job training skills for those who are interested in making the jump from legacy technologies to the FTTH technologies of today and the the future.
(The Light Brigade is the first organization to develop the two-day CFHP course). For those without FTTH experience, this course will provide a solid foundation on which to build towards FTTH network design, planning and management responsibilities. For experienced FTTH professionals, the CFHP course will ensure your familiarity with the most current information, and expand your scope beyond your areas of specialization today.
The Council recommends attending a CFHP Training Course as excellent preparation for the certification examination. Prices of the CFHP Training Course are provided by the training organization teaching the course. Click Here for the CFHP Course Outline.
CFHP Exam and Certification -Following the course, the online examination to confirm certification will be conducted on the FTTH Council’s website. Those who successfully demonstrate knowledge of the course matter through this online examination, by achieving a passing percentage of 80% or greater, will receive the CFHP designation and a certification diploma valid for three (3) years. The CFHP certification will be entered into the CFHP database, which will be maintained by FTTH Council.
The CFHP exam and certification fee is $150 US for the three-year period. After that time, another exam will be required to maintain certification. Additional examinations will require a retest fee of $50 US.
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