Applicants must meet one of the following eligibility options in order to apply for the OSP certification exam.
Option 1: Hold a current RCDD credential.
Option 2: Two years of verifiable full-time equivalent field experience in OSP design and/or installation AND a minimum of 32 hours of documented continuing education in OSP design and/or installation which may include training provided by BICSI, manufacturer training, college courses, industry training, and/or vendor training.
Option 3: Applicants must have 2 years of verifiable full-time equivalent field experience in OSP design and/or installation AND hold a current BICSI Technician certification, DCDC or RTPM.
Scope of an Outside Plant Designer and/or Installer OSP experience in design and/or installation is hands-on experience or the direct management and/or supervision of the personnel involved in OSP design and/or installation which includes the creation, planning, integration, execution, and/or detail-oriented project management of OSP. OSP Design includes planning, development and documentation of workable and/or buildable OSP cabling systems. OSP Installation includes procurement, deployment and verification of an OSP design. Experience in OSP design and/or installation must be performed in the following areas:
- Pre-Design Preparation
- Perform Site Survey
- Select Media, Platform, and Cables
- Design Underground Platform and Spaces
- Design Buried Platform and Spaces
- Design Aerial Platform and Spaces
- Prepare Design
- Quality Control Process
- Professional Responsibilities
Exam application fee:
$510 - BICSI Member
$725 - Nonmember
*Includes first exam attempt through Pearson Vue.
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