Course Detail: SUAS-3200 - Developing a sUAS Standardization Program [SUAS 3200]

sUAS flying at dusk

Overview

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's (ERAU) Developing a sUAS Standardization Program examines sUAS standardization programs for any public safety organization. Learn how to operate sUAS within the appropriate regulatory framework, petition the Federal Aviation Administration for a Public Aircraft Operations (PAO) Certificate of Authorization (COA), identify key personnel, and perform crew-member evaluations. The course also explores elements of flight operations documentation necessary to standardize crewmember performance.

sUAS instructors and operator preparing for flight

Who Should Attend

Members of public safety (Fire/EMS/Police) organizations involved with unmanned systems programs and operations.

Course Objectives 

Upon completing the course, students should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive and broad-based understanding of:

  • sUAS regulatory frameworks and standard flight operations and procedures
  • sUAS Safety management within public safety organizations
  • Public vs commercial sUAS aircraft operations
  • Federal Aviation Administration Certificate of Authorization (COA) application process for sUAS public aircraft operations
  • Elements of a sUAS Safety Management System (SMS) and Individual Flight Risk Assessment (IFRA)
  • Key personnel in a UAS standardization program
  • Proficiency vs currency
  • Crewmember evaluation requirements
  • Elements of a flight operations manual, standard operating procedure, and sUAS checklist
Two people inspecting sUAS

Course Information

This is a 100% online asynchronous instructor facilitated course with no scheduled class times. Coursework is web-based with no additional software required, although a reliable internet connection is recommended. Courses must be completed by their scheduled end dates. Digital certificates are available upon successful completion of individual courses. Printed certificates are mailed only upon completion of a full certificate program.


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