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 the CFHP examination 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 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. Those who successfully demonstrate knowledge with a passing score of 80% or greater and will achieve the CFHP designation and receive a certification diploma valid for 3 years.
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.
This 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.
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 CFHP certification database is maintained by the FTTH Council, for confirmation for prospective employers and others. The certification fee is $150 for the 3-year period.
FTTH Council Service Provider Network Certification
The FTTH Council offers a certification program for telecommunications service providers/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 providers 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 service provider 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 service provider/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, download, complete and submit the FTTH Council Service Provider Network Certification Application (login required)
With this certification, telecommunications service providers 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.