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EXFO broadband certification (EBC)

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The EXFO broadband certification (EBC) program

The EBC program is designed for technicians, engineers, and managers across the USA and Canada (except Quebec) who are involved in the installation, testing and maintenance of fiber-optic components and passive optical networks (PON). The program covers various types of architectures and components used in FTTH networks, and how to test them. Participants are trained on best practices and on the use of EXFO solutions.



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

Fiber-optics knowledge 

Learn fundamental aspects of fiber optics, including different types of architectures and components for FTTH.  

EXFO expertise 

Get trained on the optimal use of EXFO’s key test solutions for broadband access. 

For all levels 

Training sessions are available for technicians of any skill/experience level. 

On-demand format 

Access training content anytime, anywhere, at your own pace, free of charge. 


Get certified upon program completion.

Discover our program modules

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.

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PON Technologies Fundamentals

Get an overview of architectures and components used in FTTH networks. Understand how GPON and XGSPON networks are engineered and get exposed to test methods involved in broadband access optical networks including it’s fiber plant and services at the customer location.

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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 time-domain reflectometers (OTDR)

At the end of this session attendees will have an overall understanding of OTDR setups 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. 

Are you a contractor in the USA or in Canada? 

We have a program that’s tailored for you! Discover the EXFO-certified contractor (ECC) program and its benefits: 

  • Upon successful completion of the program, get 5 BICSI CECs. 
  • 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. 
  • Flexibility: ECC training sessions are available in multiple formats, simply choose what works best for you. 

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