Course Detail: SUAS-4000L1 - TOP Level 1 in association with AUVSI [sUAS 4000L1]

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in association with AUVSI offers the Trusted Operator Program? (TOP) Level 1 Certification.

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Overview

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's (ERAU) Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's (AUVSI) Trusted Operator Program* (TOP) Level 1 Certification is designed for certified remote pilots and explores various aviation-related theories and operational requirements vital for safe unmanned aerial systems (UAS) utilization. The course is available entirely online, as well as through half-day session at various locations throughout the year. AUVSI defines Level 1 certification for UAS operations as the first TOP level for professional operators. This course may be taken individually or toward satisfaction of Embry-Riddle's AUVSI TOP professional education certificate.

Learning Outcomes


Level 1 certification covers low-risk operations under the FAA's small UAS rule (CFR Part 107), such as flights during the day, below 400 feet and away from people, as well as the following topics:

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  • Routine operations under CFR Part 107
  • Operations that do not require a waiver of FAR Part 107
  • Flights using electric aircraft less than 5 lbs or 2 kg
  • Operations that do not have any of the characteristics covered in TOP Level 2 and 3 such as operations close to airports, helipads, populated areas, people and livestock

Who Should Attend

To achieve TOP Level 1 certification, operators are required to already possess a current CFR Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate:

  • Professional remote pilots looking to enhance their operations by obtaining an industry recognized professional certification
  • Individuals holding a current Part 107 Certificate who desire to enhance their skills and knowledge to become better, safer operators
  • Individuals planning to start a professional UAS business

Embry-Riddle Worldwide students currently enrolled in UNSY 435 or UNSY 520 may pursue AUVSI TOP AUVSI TOP Level 1 certification without additional training.


Check out more about AUVSI's Trusted Operator Program!*

See Available Sessions below which include both online and any upcoming face-to-face workshops. If no face to face sessions are scheduled please contact the ERAU Worldwide Office of Professional Education for the latest information.


*Trusted Operator Program is the trademark of AUVSI

Available Sessions