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Become an EXFO-certified contractor

The EXFO-certified contractor (ECC) program

The ECC program is designed to train contractors across the USA on key technical aspects of fiber-optic networks. It also covers the use of EXFO solutions, enabling faster and more confident network transformations. The ECC program offers training sessions that will provide you with the expertise needed to operate any test equipment along with the knowledge to address any troubleshooting issues.

Why become an EXFO-certified contractor?

EXFO-certified contractors are skilled in the use of the industry’s leading fiber-optic test solutions. In addition to gaining valuable expertise, this certification helps contractors in the following ways:


Ensure the work is done right the first time from test to reporting, increase efficiency, learn useful tips when troubleshooting in the field.


Meet customer expectations in terms of quality, time and budget.


Competence and compliance are directly linked to getting paid faster and winning further job opportunities.

Marketing and branding

EXFO promotes its certified contractors with customers looking for qualified contractors.


Certified contractors have access to EXFO’s industry-leading post-sales support and technical resources.

On-demand and for all levels

Free training sessions for contractors of any skill/experience level. Available anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace.

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BICSI – Continuing Education Credits (CECs)

Upon successful completion of the program, BICSI will recognize this course for 5 BICSI CECs.

Discover our ECC modules on fundamentals

Dive into training modules that cover the foundation for any technical staff member handling and testing fiber-optics. For evaluation toward certification, there are 5 quizzes and a final exam.

Upon completion of the training, attendees will receive a certificate. BICSI credential holders will also receive BICSI CECs.

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Fiber-optic fundamentals

Discover the world of optical fiber: its essence, the importance of attenuation, reflection mechanics, and diverse fiber types.

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Fiber inspection and cleaning

Ensure optimal network performance and accurate testing. Learn how to detect damaged/dirty connectors, adopt cleaning techniques, understand fiber inspection scopes, and grasp inspection basics.

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Optical loss test sets (OLTS)

Delve into OLTS technology and applications: understand simplex vs. duplex loss testing techniques, attenuation, optical return loss, equipment essentials and setup nuances.

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Optical time-domain reflectometers (OTDR)

At the end of this session, attendees will have an overall understanding of OTDR setups enabling them to run tests successfully.

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Reporting basics

Master reporting essentials (e.g., project settings, OTDR traces, result analysis) and advanced techniques to generate closeout reports that meet customer expectations.

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