Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The following programs are listed from Basic to Advanced.

Available Courses

Embry-Riddle gold eagle logosUAS hovering over trees at dawnDiscover the fascinating history of small unmanned aircraft systems - from the role of aeronautical pioneers to the early aeronautic devices, their evolving uses, and other interesting facts that deal with sUAS (under 55 pounds).

Registration Fee: $399.00

SUAS1000, Payload, Mitigate, Sensor, VTOL, SUAS



August 1, 2023 to September 11, 2023, Online Course
Embry-Riddle gold eagle logosUAS flying low over beachPrepare for the Part 107 Unmanned Aircraft General Knowledge Test while gaining a solid background in aviation knowledge, so you can feel confident operating sUAS safely in the National Airspace System.

Registration Fee: $399.00

SUAS2000, FAA, Regulations, Navigation, Test prep, FAR



June 1-28, 2023, Online Course
September 1-28, 2023, Online Course
Embry-Riddle gold eagle logosUAS flying over agricultural fieldIndividuals interested in starting their own business using Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) will be provided an introduction to business and operational fundamentals in this fully online course.

Registration Fee: $399.00

SUAS1500, LLC, Insurance, Compliance, SMS, FAA, Legal



August 1-28, 2023, Online Course
Embry-Riddle gold eagle logoAirborne sUASThis course discusses risk management as it relates to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and also covers international efforts at addressing that risk.

Registration Fee: $399.00

SUAS1300, Maintenance, SOP, Operator, drone, uas, antidrone



August 1-28, 2023, Online Course
Embry-Riddle gold eagle logoDrone hovering low over beach with operating crew in backgroundThis course features an in-depth examination of existing airworthiness certification processes and applies them to the emerging field of unmanned aircraft systems.

Registration Fee: $399.00

SUAS6000, Standards, FAA, Maintenance, Repair, Engineer



June 1-28, 2023, Online Course
September 1-28, 2023, Online Course
Embry-Riddle gold eagle logoOperator holding sUAS up in his handLearn about the fundamentals required to integrate sUAS into public safety operations in this four-week online course.

Registration Fee: $399.00

SUAS3000, SMS, Compliance, Emergency, Sheriff, Rescue, Police



June 1-28, 2023, Online Course
September 1-28, 2023, Online Course
Embry-Riddle gold eagle logosUAS flying at duskThis course examines a SUAS standardization program for Public Safety organizations.

Registration Fee: $399.00

SUAS3200, FAA, Emergency, COA, Fire, Police, Rescue





June 1-28, 2023, Online Course
September 1-28, 2023, Online Course
Embry-Riddle gold eagle logoPix4D software imagery of carsThe APSA Basic Proficiency Evaluation for Remote Pilot (BPERP) Certification course covers the National Institute of Standards and Technology standardized test methods to guide public safety agencies with a comprehensive set of skills and abilities related to job functions while using a UAS in public safety missions.

Registration Fee: $399.00

SUAS1600, APSA, NIST, Proficiency





August 1, 2023 to October 24, 2023, Online Course
Embry-Riddle gold eagle logoPix4D software imagery of carsThis course provides students a foundation in photogrammetry with Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).

Registration Fee: $499.00 (This Includes a 3 month PIX4D Student license.)

SUAS2500, Photogrammetry, Aerial, Mapping, Orthorectification





June 1-28, 2023, Online Course
September 1-28, 2023, Online Course
Embry-Riddle gold eagle logoOperator flying sUAS in front of historic-looking buildingGain an entry-level understanding of the concepts required to use Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) for conducting inspections with this four-week online course.

Registration Fee: $399.00

SUAS1400, Energy, SMS, Agricultural, Maintenance, Oil, Gas



August 1-28, 2023, Online Course
Embry-Riddle gold eagle logoRural sUAS operation setup blocked off by traffic conesThis course presents sUAS academics and flight training for advanced law enforcement users.

Registration Fee: $2,499.00

SUAS5000, Public, Safety, FAA, Fire, Emergency, Rescue, Flight, Training



This course contains no sessions
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AUVSI TOP LogoWoman operating sUASThe AUVSI Trusted Operator Program™ (TOP) Level 1 Certification is designed for certified remote pilots and is available entirely online.

Registration Fee: $699.00

SUAS4000L1, FAA, FAR, Routine, Operations, 107



July 1-28, 2023, Online Course
AUVSI TOP LogoWoman operating sUASThe AUVSI Trusted Operator Program™ (TOP) Level 1 Recertification course is designed for certified remote pilots seeking recertification. This course is self-paced and available entirely online.

Registration Fee: $99.00

SUAS4000L1, FAA, FAR, Routine, Operations, 107



July 1-28, 2023, Online Course
AUVSI TOP LogoLooking up at sUAS in the skyThe Level 2 AUVSI Trusted Operator Program™ (TOP) workshop is designed for certified remote pilots who have completed AUVSI TOP Level 1 certification.

Registration Fee: $1399.00

SUAS4000L2, Populated, Visual, Observer, Sensor, Operator, Risk



July 1-28, 2023, Online Course
AUVSI TOP LogoLooking up at sUAS in the skyThe AUVSI Trusted Operator Program™ (TOP) Level 2 Recertification course is designed for certified remote pilots seeking recertification.

Registration Fee: $99.00

SUAS4000L2, Populated, Visual, Observer, Sensor, Operator, Risk



July 1-28, 2023, Online Course
AUVSI TOP LogoLooking up at sUAS in the skyThe AUVSI Trusted Operator Program™ (TOP) Level 2 Recertification Practical Flight Assessment is designed for certified remote pilots seeking recertification.

Registration Fee: $199.00

SUAS4000L2, Populated, Visual, Observer, Sensor, Operator, Risk



July 1-28, 2023, Online Course
AUVSI TOP LogoWoman operating sUAS over treesThe Level 3 AUVSI Trusted Operator Program™ (TOP) workshop is designed for certified remote pilots who have completed AUVSI TOP Level 1 and Level 2 certifications.

Registration Fee: $1199.00

SUAS4000L3, Safety, Critical, Chemical, Power, Complex, Hazardous, Hostile



July 1-28, 2023, Online Course
AUVSI TOP LogoWoman operating sUAS over treesThe AUVSI Trusted Operator Program™ (TOP) Level 3 Recertification is designed for TOP Level 3 certified remote pilots seeking recertification.

Registration Fee: $99.00

SUAS4000L3, Safety, Critical, Chemical, Power, Complex, Hazardous, Hostile



July 1-28, 2023, Online Course
AUVSI TOP LogoWoman operating sUAS over treesThe AUVSI Trusted Operator Program™ (TOP) Level 3 Recertification Practical Flight Assessment is designed for TOP Level 3 certified remote pilots seeking recertification.

Registration Fee: $199.00

SUAS4000L3, Safety, Critical, Chemical, Power, Complex, Hazardous, Hostile



July 1-28, 2023, Online Course
Embry-Riddle gold eagle logoEmbry-Riddle UAS instructor operating sUASThe Fundamentals of Instruction curriculum from the Federal Aviation Administration is intended to establish a high quality flight instructor corps. This course exposes Instructor Candidates to the core elements of instructional knowledge as aligned with the UAS industry.

Registration Fee: $499.00

SUAS4000FOI, FAA, Trusted, Operator, Professionalism, Behavior, education, Chief Pilot



July 1-28, 2023, Online Course
AUVSI TOP LogoWoman operating sUAS over treesThe AUVSI Trusted Operator Program™ (TOP) Remote Pilot Instructor Certification Practical Flight Assessment is designed for TOP certified remote pilot instructors seeking recertification.

Registration Fee: $199.00

SUAS4000L3, Safety, Critical, Chemical, Power, Complex, Hazardous, Hostile



This course contains no sessions
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AUVSI TOP LogoWoman operating sUAS over treesThe AUVSI Trusted Operator Program™ (TOP) Remote Pilot Instructor Recertification Practical Flight Assessment is designed for TOP certified remote pilot instructors seeking recertification.

Registration Fee: $199.00

SUAS4000L3, Safety, Critical, Chemical, Power, Complex, Hazardous, Hostile



July 1-28, 2023, Online Course
Embry-Riddle gold eagle logo Silhouettes of pilot and hovering sUAS at sunriseThis course prepares an organization to become an AUVSI Trusted Operator Program (TOP) training provider or service provider.

Registration Fee: $9.999.00

SUAS1800, SMS, SOP, FOM



This course contains no sessions
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's (ERAU) sUAS Advanced Flight Course is the second course in the series focused on multirotor flight operations. Advanced Students will use their personal multirotor drone to complete assignments including advanced photogrammetry, commercial inspection, thermography, agriculture applications, night flying, and remote-split operations (where allowed).


This course contains no sessions
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This sUAS Basic Flight Course provides basic flight training for multirotor drones with an emphasis on professional aviation standards, safety, and applications. Students will use simulation and their personal multirotor drone to complete assignments including basic and advanced maneuvers, photography and videography, and photogrammetry.


This course contains no sessions
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This fixed wing sUAS Flight Course provides basic flight training for fixed wing drones with an emphasis on professional aviation standards, safety, and applications. Students will use two fixed wing simulators complete assignments including basic and advanced maneuvers, and photogrammetry. This course includes a 3 month student license of Pix4D Mapper.


This course contains no sessions
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In the Introduction to Aircraft Certification course, participants will learn the fundamentals of certifying an aircraft through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

introduction to civil aircraft certification, civil aircraft, certify, airworthiness, FAA, certify, AE, regulations, aircraft certification, certifying



This course contains no sessions
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