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New to Drones?

In Canada, if your drone weighs 250g or more, you need at least a Basic Pilot Certificate.

  • Micro Drones

    0-249g

    These drones (the Mavic Mini, Mini SE, Mini 2, Autel Nano) are exempt from drone pilot certification requirements, but there are a couple laws that you must abide! Check out our Micro Drone course for more info!

  • Basic Certificate

    250g+ Basic Operations

    The Basic Certificate is meant for low-risk drone operations, such as away from people, away from aircraft, and outside of controlled airspace. You can use this for fun or to run a business, but you will be limited if you need to fly near cities.

  • Advanced Pilot Certificate

    250g+ Advanced Operations

    The Advanced Certificate is required in order to fly a 250g+ drone in higher risk advanced operations, such as near people, near airports, and in controlled airspace. It's a two-step process, involving an online exam, and an in-person review.

FAQ

  • What do I need to do to fly legally?

    You'll need to write an online exam and if your operations are considered "Advanced", do an in-person flight review. If it has been a while since you took ground school, or if you're new to flying drones, you may want to check out our refresher and prep courses.

  • What training is required?

    While you can take the test without completing any training in advance, Transport Canada anticipates pilots will need to take a compliant ground school to prepare for the online exam for basic and advanced category operations. If you conduct your flight review with us, we have an online prep course so you know what to expect!

  • Do I need an Advanced to fly for profit?

    No! If your operations are away from airports, people, and controlled airspace, you can fly commercially with just a Basic RPAS certificate. We usually recommend pilots consider the Advanced though, so they never have to decline a job based on certification.

  • Do you offer group rates for training?

    We do! Contact us at info@coastaldrone.co to arrange your group discount.

5-Star Course Reviews

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Ground School Advanced

Bruce Lavalley

Great introduction on what to look forward to, if you plan on flying your drone for more than just a selfie. It gets a bit dry listening and reading about CARs however they are ultimately there, because someone did it, and the need for future avo...

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Great introduction on what to look forward to, if you plan on flying your drone for more than just a selfie. It gets a bit dry listening and reading about CARs however they are ultimately there, because someone did it, and the need for future avoidance. The breakdown of regulations, transcribed in plain English is great. Downloaded documents are a definite plus to refer back to. Excellent thus far, great job Coastal Drone!

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The course is really good!

Sara Mostafa

The course was very comprehensive and informative. The instructor is very professional. Thank you so much for this great course!

The course was very comprehensive and informative. The instructor is very professional. Thank you so much for this great course!

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Very good and thorough Lessons

Cory Fortney

I quite enjoyed this entire course and am excited to get my Advanced license

I quite enjoyed this entire course and am excited to get my Advanced license

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Very Informative

Cynthia Wright

I liked the way this was set up, the videos and then the little quizzes. The fact you can go back over and over it.

I liked the way this was set up, the videos and then the little quizzes. The fact you can go back over and over it.

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