Find a drone flight school
Under the current rules, you need to participate in drone training to either:
- apply for a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC)
- be eligible for an exemption from an SFOC
Learn more about getting permission to fly your drone under the current rules.
New rules are coming into effect June 1, 2019.
Drone flight schools offer courses to help you prepare for online exams and flight reviews. We recommend taking a course before attempting an online exam.
You will need to pass an in-person flight review to receive your Pilot Certificate – Advanced Operations. You can book a flight review by contacting a drone flight school near you.
You will still need to participate in drone pilot training to apply for a Special Flight Operations Certificate.
What you can expect to learn
Training is specific to how you’ll use your drone. Topics may include:
- airspace classification and structure
- weather and notice to airmen (NOTAM) reporting services
- aeronautical charts and the Canada Flight Supplement
- relevant sections of the Canadian Aviation Regulations
For more information on what you may learn, read the Knowledge Requirements for Pilots of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems.
Browse drone flight schools
These schools have self-declared that they provide training in line with Transport Canada standards.
You may be charged a fee to complete a flight review or training course. Fees are set by the drone flight schools.
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