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 Course and Exam/Certification. If you feel that you do not require training, the exam can be taken direct - scroll down to link to the exam-only purchase page.
CFHP Training Course
The CFHP Training Course is not required to take the exam, and 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. This preparatory training course is geared toward network designers, planners, supervisors, and project managers that will deploy and maintain FTTH networks. Students will gain a broad base of knowledge and familiarity with FTTH architectures, network design, deployment technology, and operational skills in order to prepare to take and pass the FTTH Council’s Certified Fiber to the Home Professional (CFHP) certification exam.
Course Options - click on each to learn details about pricing and locations
The classroom format features 16 hours of training and direct, personal interaction with an experienced FTTH instructor. The online study program is comprised of 16 modules that allow the student to grasp key concepts at their own pace and to gauge their mastery through practice knowledge questions.
CFHP Exam and Certification
Certification at the CFHP level indicates a professional level of technical competence in FTTH and Fiber-to-the-Building (FTTB) technology. It is not directed at specific vendor’s equipment, rather to certify professional competence on a broad base of FTTH topics.
The certification fee is $150 for a 3-year period and can be purchased by clicking the link below.
Purchase the exam
Once you are on the exam purchase page, click the grey box at the bottom of the page.
You will receive a link for the test software, along with a username and password, usually within 24 hours. You can take the test at any time, but once you begin, you will have 90 minutes to complete it. There are two parts to the exam, and once you hit the SUBMIT button on a given page of answers, you cannot return to that page. Correct answers receive 1 point, incorrect answers receive 0 point, and skipped questions receive -1 points.
If you pass with a score of 80% or greater, you will receive a certificate via email good for three years stating that you are an FTTH Council CFHP Accredited Professional. You will also be listed on our website as a Certified Fiber to the Home Council Professional.
If you do not pass, you will receive a new username and password to use for a free re-take. The re-take must be taken within two weeks after receipt of the username.
If you do not pass the free re-take, the last option is to purchase another re-take on our website for $50. You can do this two days after your second retake results.
Click here to purcahse the exam.
Certified Fiber to the Home Professionals Database
Click here to access a list of those who successfully passed the examination and are certified as Fiber to the Home Professionals. This database is maintained by the FTTH Council, for confirmation for prospective employers and others.
Renewing Your Certification
At the end of the 3-year period, if you wish to renew your certification, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and company name. You will then be enabled to purchase a renewal exam.
FTTH Council Network Operator Certification [for North American Companies]
The FTTH Council offers a certification program for telecommunications network operators that connect their customers with 100% fiber.
At a time when growing numbers of consumers are becoming aware of the critical importance of all-fiber access to robust speed and connectivity, some network operators who do not deliver FTTH services have sought to leverage their partial use of fiber optic technology for a marketing advantage. This certification program is intended to assist our network operator members in assuring their customers that the service they are receiving is delivered over a “future-proof”, 100% fiber network.
The right to use the certification badge on subscriber equipment will be awarded by the Council to any network operator who belongs to the Council and whose installations meet our standard of fiber optic cable extending all the way to a terminal that is attached to (or located within) the home itself.
To apply, click here to complete the application. We are only accepting applications from companies based in North America at this time.
With this certification, telecommunications network operators offering FTTH have a means of emphasizing that they are using world-class, all-fiber technology to deliver the fastest Internet and most robust video services and other applications to their customers – and that their communities will benefit economically from the expansion of a next-generation broadband infrastructure.