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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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

 Session Detail: W0222-SUAS4000L1-V1

Schedule: February 1, 2022 to February 28, 2022
Times: 12:00am - 11:59pm
TOP Level 1 Certification Training Registration Fee : $699.00

Additional Information

Students may only drop a course through the Office of Professional Education without transcript notation or financial penalty during the drop period. All drop requests or session transfer requests require written communication by the student in order to be processed. Due to the short duration of courses, the drop period ends on the fourth business day of each session. Course fees will not be refunded after the conclusion of the drop period unless an exception request is submitted and granted. After the drop period, students can elect to transfer enrollment to a future session of the same course for a 25% administrative fee. For questions regarding course cancellation, drop period, or exemption requests, please contact the Office of Professional Education by email at or by phone at 386.481.9070.


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Facility Detail

Worldwide Online
Online Course
1 Aerospace Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 481-9070