Course Detail: SUAS-4020L2 - TOP Level 2 Recertification in association with AUVSI [sUAS 4020L2]

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's (ERAU) Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's (AUVSI) Trusted Operator Program* (TOP) Level 2 Recertification is designed for TOP Level 2 remote pilots seeking recertification. AUVSI requires TOP Level 2 pilots recertify every 2 years. This course is available online with a required Practical Flight Assessment (PFA) scheduled at a later date. Students must complete all recertification academic requirements by the last day of the course. Level 2 certification is for operators who require a CFR Part 107 waiver, a visual observer or sensor operator, or those who fall outside the CFR Part 107 regulation

*AUVSI Recertification fee of $120 not included. Payment of TOP Level 2 certification fee is required for recertification.

The required practical flight assessment (PFA) is not included. Students must register for SUAS 4020L2PFA separately.

Learning Outcomes

Level 2 certification builds upon the skills and knowledge of TOP Level 1 and provides an in-depth analysis of the following learning outcomes:

  • Operations that require a FAR Part 107 waiver
  • Operations that require a visual observer, or sensor operator
  • Operations with elevated risk factors or complexity including, but not limited to; operations close to airports, helipads, populated areas, people and livestock.

Operators are required to already possess a current CFR Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate, AUVSI TOP Level 1 certification and AUVSI TOP Level 2 certification.

Who Should Attend

To achieve TOP Level 2 Recertification, operators are required to already possess TOP Level 2 certification, TOP Level 1 certification and a current CFR Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate:

  • Remote pilots looking to recertify expired or expiring TOP Level 2 certification

*Remote pilots that do not have a current CFR Part 107 RPC or initial TOP Level 2 certification should enroll in SUAS 2000 Ground School, TOP Level 1 and TOP Level 2.

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

See Available Sessions below. Please contact the ERAU Worldwide Office of Professional Education for the latest information and any questions related to recertification.

*Trusted Operator Program is the trademark of AUVSI

Available Sessions