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Digital Credentialing

Learn it. Earn it. Share it.

A picture is worth a thousand words! That is why we have partnered with Credly to provide Light Brigade accredited learners an easy way to share their fiber optic credentials. A Light Brigade digital badge shows the world you have earned the knowledge and skills from a respected, credible source. Representing your skills as a badge gives you a way to share your abilities online in a way that is simple, trusted, and can be easily verified in real-time.

Light Brigade badge earners can showcase their know-how and skills with a click of the mouse. Successful completion of a Light Brigade course generates an invitation to accept a Credly digital badge. Once you accept your digital badge, you can broadcast it to social media, or add it to your email signature, digital resume, or anywhere else that accepts HTML like web pages and blogs. Your digital badge contains verified metadata that describes your qualifications and the process required to earn them.

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Advantages of Digital Credentialing

Light Brigade CFOE Shield

Our Light Brigade Certified Fiber Optic Expert (CFOE) professional designation represents the successful completion of three progressive tiers of fiber optic theory and skills training. This digital credential shield is your sign to the industry that you have been trained to the highest level by the Leader in Fiber Optic Skills Training.


Earners must complete the introductory level Fiber Foundations online course as well as a minimum of one course from each of three levels (foundational, intermediate, and advanced) to earn the credential. The learner can choose any course from the Light Brigade offerings to earn their credential. There are learning tracks for technicians and professionals to guide them on a course progression path, or they can choose their own unique path.

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How do I become a Light Brigade CFOE?

Complete one course from each level to earn a Light Brigade CFOE shield badge!


Complete a Foundational Course


Complete an Intermediate Course

(or two workshops)


Complete an Advanced Course

Training Course Levels


Aimed at professionals of all levels, foundational level courses establish and build upon the basics for thorough comprehension. These courses are tailored to establish knowledge for those new to fiber while also broadening knowledge for those more seasoned, while making both feel like the course is suited for their level. Foundational

level courses are indicated with yellow designations.

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Intermediate level courses review the skills learned in foundational courses and expand to provide a deeper understanding of concepts and how they are applied beyond the basics. These courses are aimed at professionals with a base level understanding and experience that are ready to go to the next level. Intermediate level courses are indicated with orange designations.


Light Brigade Advanced level courses explore the bits and bytes that make high-performance fiber networks operate. These next level courses are critically designed for engineers, designers, and technologists working in the design and operation of fiber optic networks to provide an unparalleled knowledge base and level of expertise. Advanced level courses are indicated with red designations.

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Ready to earn a digital badge?

  • Who is Credly?
    Credly is an end-to-end solution for issuing and managing digital credentials. Credly works with credible organizations to provide digital credentials to individuals, worldwide.
  • Where can I post my digital badge?
    Digital badges can be used in email signatures or digital resumes, and on social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Your digital badge will contain verified metadata that describes your qualifications and the process required to earn them.
  • How do I access my printable certificate and other materials to share my badge?
    Once you have set up your account, click the green share button on the right and download your certificate. You can also download and size your badge image for use on email signatures, resumes, etc. from this location.
  • What if I don't want my badge to be public?
    You can easily configure your privacy setting in Credly. You are in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.
  • What is a digital credential?
    It is a digital credential of your Light Brigade Fiber Optic Training Course Completion and Certification. Our Digital credentials provided through Credly is official proof that students have successfully completed and achieved Light Brigade Fiber Optic Training digital credentialing.
  • How will I know if I have earned a digital badge?
    You will receive an email notification from Credly ( with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.
  • Is there a fee to use Credly?
    No. This is a service we provide to you, at no cost.
  • What are the benefits of a digital badge?
    Representing your skills as a badge gives you a way to share your abilities online in a way that is simple, trusted, and can be easily verified in real-time
  • What if the email I used to sign up for a class is not the email I want linked to my Credly account?
    You can add a secondary email to your Credly account. Check out the instructions here.
  • How does my certification get displayed as a badge?
    We work with Credly to translate the learning outcomes you've demonstrated into a badge, issued and managed through Credly's digital badging platform.
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