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    2 weeks (40 hours)

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    Off Site
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Be on the forefront of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operation, policy, safety, and application. UAS are finding expanding commercial and public application across many industries including construction, agriculture, environmental monitoring, security, delivery, and more. Demand for licensed operators is growing rapidly!

With this certificate you will not only build strong technical understanding through classroom and online instruction, but also gain experience via flight labs. Hands-on, interactive flight instruction will build full competence to manage flight operations for UAS multi-rotor platforms.

This Program is Perfect For

Anyone who intends to fly a UAS for commercial purposes. This is intended for entry-level operators who want an overview of UAS operation, policy/regulations, and history.

What You Will Learn

By the end of the program students will:

  • Have a basic understanding of UAS history, current UAS trends, and indications of future UAS industry policy.
  • Be knowledgeable of applicable industry standards and current applications in civilian fields.
  • Be able to pass the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft General (UAG) Written Exam, a prerequisite for the FAA Remote Pilot Certificate.
  • Be able to pass the AUVSI Trusted Operator Program (TOP) Level 2 Practical Flight Assessment for Remote Pilots.

Program Details

To earn the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Certificate you must successfully complete the online, classroom, and flight components of the course.

The certificate program is open to anyone interested in this rapidly growing field of aviation. A required online component is available up to two weeks prior to the first in-class meet date. Plan to spend about eight hours in the online learning system prior to your first in-person class, and eight hours following your final classroom session.