The Canadian Drone Institute is a Transport Canada Compliant Training Institute offering Drone Training Courses Across Canada!

We Teach our Drone courses “One on One” with our Students via video conference. This is a first in Canada! Our Airline or Commercial Pilots teach you directly as the only Student!

Our Students receive a personalized One on One training environment with a Transport Canada licensed Airline Pilot or a Transport Canada licensed Commercial Pilot and Ground School Instructors with Drone experience, operating under a Complex Standing SFOC.

All of our Instructors have worked flying Drones under our Complex Standing  SFOC issued and on file with Transport Canada. We have the experience in manned aviation Airspace regulations as well as the Drone regulatory experience operating under our Complex Standing SFOC.

Flexible Online training scheduling allows you take our Drone Course in the comfort of your Home around your current work schedule.

No travel costs, no overnight or weekend Hotel expenses. Just you and your Canadian Drone Institute Airline rated Pilot, One on One. An excellent way to learn at your level, at your pace.

Since The Canadian Drone Institute changed from a Classroom concept with 15 – 20 Students at a time to our new One on One training concept, we have seen our average Students grades raise by over 12 basis points!

We knew we had made a great decision.


Transport Canada Will Introduce The Drone Pilots Exam In 2018

The knowledge requirements for the Transport Canada 2018 exam will be covered in our Drone Training Courses with a Graduation Certificate issued from our Transport Canada Compliant Drone training curriculum.


The Transport Canada SFOC Application

Start your Business on the way to establishing your own Drone flight department or as an individual to become a Commercial Drone operation in Canada –

The Canadian Drone Training Institute is the only Drone Training Institute in Canada owned and run by retired Transport Canada Airline Transport Pilots (ATP) with substantial experience in the Drone Industry in Canada. Our Advisory Board instructors have over 20,000 Civilian and Military flight hours in Canada and abroad.

In  2018 Transport Canada will be introducing a UAS – UAV operator’s pilot’s exam. In addition, Transport Canada will require that all UAS pilots have a proficiency flight check ride with an “evaluator”.

Under current Canadian regulations, any non-recreational use of a Drone (UAV – UAS) requires either an Exemption to be in place or the operator is required to hold a Special Flight Operation Certificate (SFOC).

Developing an SFOC application and all the associated 23 technical documents and standard operating procedures will be quite a task for those new to the aviation industry.

The Canadian Drone Training Institute offers full manuals support for your SFOC application service.

Your Operations Manual, Technical Manuals, UAS Manual, Battery Log, SOP, Safety Manuals etc., will all be completed for you during the SFOC application process for Transport Canada.

Historically Transport Canada wants to initially see 3 Complex Site Specific flights. After you have completed these flights, we will then help you file for your Complex Standing SFOC.This will be valid for 1 year from the date of issue.

 Online Drone Training Courses Across Canada

Online Drone Training Courses are now being offered across Canada currently including  the following regions:










The Canadian Drone Institute is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We will take your company, through a series of 10 extensive knowledge based modules to prepare you for the Transport Canada 2018 exam.

The Canadian Drone Institute has developed two additional study sections; NavCanada and Airport/Aerodrome procedures. These sections are in addition to the 8 sections required by Transport Canada. The additional sections will help you prepare for the Transport Canada exam.

When the new Transport Canada 2018 regulations come into effect in The Canada Gazette 2, the SFOC will be supplemented by an examination and a test of your knowledge of the  Transport Canada “Knowledge Requirements for Unmanned Aircraft Systems” regulations.

The Canadian Drone Institute’s Online Ground School that will prepare you for the new 2018 Transport Canada examination and the new proposed UAS regulations.

This course is an in-depth overview of Drone Navigation, Drone Theory of Flight, Drone Systems & Telemetry, Drone Flight Operations, Drone Air Law, Drone Airspace Traffic Rules, Human Factors in Drone Flight, Drone Meteorology and preparation to write the  Radio Operators license.

Greg Davis, the Founder of The Drone Training Institute is an Industry Canada approved administrator for the Radio Operators Certificate called the ROC-A. We achieved this designation through our extensive experience in the Airline industry. We do not charge our Students for the Radio Operators license, we include it in our Course fee.

 The future of our industry is training professional Safety minded Drone pilots with a broad understanding of how to use Canadian commercial airspace in a responsible Transport Canada compliant manner avoiding all fines. 

$545 + HST

This course fee includes your Ground School Certificate, your SFOC application and your Radio Operators Certificate ROC-A. We do not charge a separate fee for your SFOC manuals or The Radio Operators certificate ROC-A 


UAS Drone Ground School Only

$399.95 + HST

This course follows the current study modules that Transport Canada has outlined in their Study Guide for new UAS Drone Pilots. We conduct this course one on one with our Students

You are assigned a Commercial Pilot Flight Instructor for the 20 hours of Ground School instruction

Upon successful completion of  your final examination, you will be issued a Graduation Certificate from the Canadian Drone Institute .

There is no need to travel and incur expenses to go to a location for your Course. Video and Audio lessons are scheduled to accommodate your schedule from your Office or your Home.

Enquiries and Questions


Corporate Flight Training Course

Designed for Corporations and Agencies planning on implementing their own UAS – UAV Flight Department

Our question to you is, Why pay a 3rd Party Drone company when your company can operate your own Drown flight department, in house, and fly on your schedule?

Build an asset, your SFOC  (Special Flight Operations Certificate). By operating under your own SFOC license you will retain the confidentiality of your data and your supervision of your own SFOC and Drone Flight Department .   

Our 3 day intensive UAS – UAV Course will cover UAS – UAV Operations, Technical manuals, Flight planning, Site inspections, Safety manuals, Pre and Post flight audit, Team briefings, Permits, Air traffic control advisories, NOTAMS, LiPo Batteries, Hazmat compliance, Drone Telemetry, Meteorology, Navigation,  Drone Theory of Flight and Canadian Airspace operational compliance when using a Drone in Canadian airspace.

We will prepare you for the 2018 Transport Canada Exam and the current SFOC application process.  We will submit and prepare your documents to obtain the Transport Canada Complex Standing SFOC approval. Some of our Customers have customized the training schedule i.e from 3 days to 4 days, weekends from weekdays etc. We will accommodate your companies preferences for training on site at your business.


This is The Canadian Drone Institutes in depth Transport Canada 2018 knowledge course for companies planning on opening your own Drone flight department. Take a look at the pricing below and contact us to find out how and where to register for drone training in your area.

$2499.95 plus HST   

Our fee includes enrolment for 6 Students, which is $416.65 +HST per Student!

Each additional Student over 6 and up to 15 Students per session will be charged at $416.65 + HST each.

A 23% cost saving per Student over our individual course price!