Courses

SFOC Preparation Short Course

This course is designed to help you apply for the Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) required by Transport Canada to get permission for special drone flight operations. It is up to date with current Transport Canada newly released regulations.

  • This course is written by Shelly Leighton who is a certified flight reviewer, find more about her on our About Us page.
  • PDF lectures
  • Includes a 1 hour online session with Shelly Leighton to answer questions and assistance
  • 1:1 customer support for issues. e-mail us at shelly@thecanadiandroneinstitute.com.

Our prep course covers the following topics -

  • Section 1 AC No. 903-002 and CARs 903.02
  • Section 2 The Application: Basic Information
  • Section 3 Manufacturer and Model of the Systems
  • Section 4 Safety Plan for the Proposed Area of Operation
  • Section 5 Emergency Contingency Requirements
  • Section 6 The Site Survey / Plan of Operation
  • Section 7 RPAS Maintenance
  • And more!
If you have questions please e-mail us at shelly@thecanadiandroneinstitute.com

TRANSPORT CANADA COMPLIANT COURSES

For newcomers to the Drone industry in Canada, we recommend you start with our Basic course and should you like to continue to your Advanced certificate The Canadian Drone Institute will credit you 100% of the Basic course cost towards your Advanced commercial Drone certificate.

The Canadian Drone Institute offers corporate webinars, on-site training and online self-study Drone training courses to help pass the Advanced and Basic Drone pilot exams and your Advanced Flight review for Transport Canada.

The Advanced and the Basic curriculum courses has been written by our Team of retired Transport Canada Airline Transport Pilots (ATP) and Transport Canada retired Flight Instructors. Our curriculum is very extensive and is presented in a series of PDFs and quizzes that are up to date with the new Transport Canada 2019 Canadian Aviation Regulations or CARs. Our courses follow the Transport Canada study curriculum the TP15263.

Both courses will help prepare you to pass your Basic and Advanced exams through the Transport Canada Drone Safety Portal. The Canadian Drone Institute is listed on the Transport Canada website as a compliant training school for Advanced and Basic Drone pilot certification exam preparation. We are also a Transport Canada flight review school, with Flight Reviewers located across Canada.
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Non-Canadian Residents

Transport Canada holds certain nationality requirements to own, operate, and certify as a Drone pilot in Canada. If you are not a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, please contact your Transport Canada Regional Office to discuss the nationality requirements in more detail.

Once you have contacted your Transport Canada official, you may enroll in our Advanced course. You will receive your Graduation certificate for submission with your SFOC (Special Flight Operations Certificate).

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Basic Flight Certificate

The Canadian Drone Institute offers the online Basic self study Drone training course to help you pass the Transport Canada exam.

The Basic curriculum has been written by our Team of Transport Canada retired Airline Transport Pilots (ATP) and our Transport Canada retired Flight Instructors.

Our curriculum is very extensive and is presented in a series of 8 PDFs and 8 exams containing 200+ questions that are updated each month. They are up to date with the new June 1st, Transport Canada 2019 Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) and relative to the TP 15263

The Canadian Drone Institute is listed on the Transport Canada website as a compliant resource for Basic and Advanced drone pilot certification exam preparation. If you would like to take your Advanced certificate, we will credit 100% of the Basic course towards your Advanced course

Our Transport Canada Basic Drone Course

We have taken an approach to present the Transport Canada study guide named the TP 15263 via a series of 8 PDFs and 8 quizzes.

These are theory based on the principles of aviation and the integration of Drones with Private and Commercial aviators in the proximity of Airports, Aerodromes, Heliports and Waterdromes.,

This self study online course is designed to help you pass your Basic drone pilot certificate exam and the estimated study time for completion is 30 hours.

If at a later date you would like to take your Advanced certificate, we will credit 100% of the Basic course towards your Advanced course

$89.95 (+HST) includes Basic Flight Certificate Course PDFs, online learning portal, and Prep Exams.

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Advanced Flight Certificate & Flight Review

Are you ready to get your Advanced drone pilot certificate from Transport Canada?

The Transport Canada Advanced exam currently has over 1,500 questions in their database. “Transport Canada is going to have 2,500 questions by the end of 2020,” according to a Transport Canada official in Ottawa.

The questions on the Transport Canada Advanced Drone pilot exam have been randomly selected from the Transport Canada Commercial pilots course per Transport Canada Ottawa.

The exams require us to learn how manned aviation operates and the rules they operate under when in controlled airspace. We hope this makes sense that your curriculum should be written by Transport Canada licensed ATP (airline transport pilots) and Transport Canada Flight instructors who have experience flying in Canadian and International Controlled airspace.

The Canadian Drone Institute can help you or your company obtain your Transport Canada Advanced Drone pilot certificate and if required, your Special Flight Operations Certificate for BVLOS.

Our online and on site courses are the only course in Canada written by licensed Transport Canada Airline Transport pilots and retired Transport Canada ground school instructors with Drone flight experience.

The Advanced Drone Pilot Certificate From Transport Canada Consists of Three Steps

1. Register your Drone or RPAS with Transport Canada

2. Pass the Advanced drone pilot exam with a mark of 80%.

3. Pass your flight review with a Transport Canada Flight Evaluator

Please note that you will need to devote a minimum of 30 hours study time to successfully pass the Transport Canada Advanced exam.

Transport Canada “strongly recommends” using a Transport Canada compliant drone flight training school to help pass your Advanced exam. You can find The Canadian Drone Institute is listed on the Transport Canada website.

The recommended Study time is 30-35 hours to pass the Advanced exam on your first attempt

$289.95 (+HST) includes Advanced Flight Certificate Course, 8 PDFs, online learning portal, and 8 Prep Exams.

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