full list is held on this web site - there is search
facility which details our members, their products and services.
criteria do you have to meet to become an FIA Corporate member?
membership is open to companies who are directly involved in the
fibre optics/communications industry and are manufacturers, distributors,
re-sellers, consultants, installers, system integrators, training
providers etc. in the field. The annual membership fee depends on
criteria do you have to meet to become an FIA Associate member?
membership is open to of fibre optic products , systems or services
in the sense that they buy-in these facilities for their own networks,
e.g. banks, commercial organizations, universities etc.
criteria do you have to meet to become an FIA Personal member?
criteria do you have to meet to become an FIA Student member?
membership is open to students undergoing a regular course of
further education in the UK on a subject of relevance to the fibre
optic industry. Such students must be a minimum of 17 years old.
my company becomes a Corporate member can I use the FIA logo on my
you can use the logo on all your promotional material etc. - we can
send a copy of the logo to you either in hard copy or via email.
I become a member will my details appear on the FIA web-site?
-as a benefit of membership (except for Peronal and Student status)
we will list your company togethjer with it's products and services,
where relevant, on the web-site. We can also include a link to your
web site from our FIA Members search
an FIA member, can I get technical advice via the FIA?
- in the first instance telephone or email the Secretariat ,
who will then forward your query to the correct technical person on
there an FIA Newsletter?
- FIA e-Newsletters are distributed
to nominated personnel within our membership to by email . Hard-copy
versions are sent on request only.
am looking for information on Training in Fibre Optics - can you help?
check our Training Providers Listing.
In addition, a number of our member companies meet the stringent criteria
allowing them to be FIA Approved Training
Providers and they will be able to give you advice on
various training courses etc.
am now looking for employment in Fibre Optics - which qualifications
do I need?
is no guaranteed solution - employment success depends upon many factors
of which your qualifications are only one - albeit an important one.
City & Guilds 3466/3666 certificates provide a good base as do
other recognized qualifications such as NVQs. More advanced courses
such as those covering OTDR testing are a useful addition. NOTE: The City & Guilds 3666 scheme replaced
the previous City & Guilds 3466 scheme as the industry standard
qualification for optical fibre cable installers. The FIA Qualification
Scheme accepts either the current 3666 award or the earlier 3466 certificates
as the Level 1 foundation qualification.
are looking for an installation company to carry out a fibre optic
project - can you offer any guidance?