8 days split into 3 sessions:
• 5-day course OSP110 and a
minimum 100 hours of self study
• 2-day review course OSP200
• OSP exam
Total USD 4320 (AED 15,897) per candidate
Includes the following:
• OSP110 and OSP200 courses
• ITS Fundamentals online course & examination
• BICSI OSPDRM current edition (print)
• BICSI Individual membership for one year
• OSP exam fee
Travel and accommodation not included
Who Should Attend
OSP designers, personnel involved in the construction of OSP applications and end users charged with the ongoing maintenance of OSP facilities, and ITS professionals with two years of OSP design experience preparing to take the OSP Design exam.
Course Objective
To prepare for the OSP credential

OSP Training Brochure

A Designation of OSP Design Excellence

In 2001, BICSI established a credentialing program for those able to demonstrate knowledge in outside plant (OSP) design. The OSP credential is available to individuals who have a minimum of two years of experience in OSP experience and who have either a current RCDD or RITP credential or successfully passed the ITS Design Fundamentals exam. Those achieving the OSP Designer designation possess outstanding OSP knowledge that will give them significant competitive recognition.

Those awarded the OSP credential will have demonstrated knowledge in:

  • Right-of-way
  • Route design
  • Media selection
  • Cabling hardware
  • Grounding (earthing), bonding and electrical protection systems

Renewal Requirements

The OSP credential is valid for three years. Within each three-year registration period, all OSP Designers must obtain a minimum of 24 BICSI offered or approved continuing education credits (CECs). These CECs must be of a technical nature and directly related to the particular area of specialty within the ITS industry. The OSP Designer credential must be renewed every three years by submitting proof of CECs and paying the renewal fee.

OSP110: Cable Plant Design (5 days)

Learn the proper design techniques for underground, direct-buried and aerial cable plant applications.
Gain the knowledge you need to make wise decisions on outside plant (OSP) projects. This course will cover elements common to all OSP projects, along with design issues related to underground, direct-buried and aerial cable plant. During this course, you will apply what you have learned through a series of design scenarios such as route design, media selection, planning new OSP cable plant and cost estimation. This course will benefit you if you plan to
make OSP engineering and design your profession.

OSP200: OSP Design Review (2 days)

Review the most important material for the OSP Design Exam.
This course presents a fast-paced review of the BICSI Outside Plant Design Reference Manual (OSPDRM). This course will highlight the critical areas students should know for the Outside Plant (OSP) Design examination. Practice tests and general test-taking tips and strategies are included.
OSP exam
2 hour exam with 135 questions, closed-book, true/false and multiple choice
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