Become an FAA-certified drone pilot with CSU Online

Man flies a drone over some wooded mountains
Become a drone pilot with CSU Online.

Drones are already making an impact in industries like agriculture, construction management, forestry, surveying, emergency services, real estate, photography, videography, entertainment, and so many more. According to AUVSI, commercial drones could create more than 100,000 new U.S. jobs by 2025 once Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are integrated into the National Airspace System.

Become FAA-Certified through CSU Online

All drone pilots must follow FAA Part 107 guidelines to legally fly drones in the United States for business purposes. CSU’s new online drone training test prep course fully complies with FAA regulations and provides the practical knowledge you need to pass the Part 107 test the first time. CSU’s online course has trained over 199 pilots with a 99.5% pass rate on the exam. Students will gain the practical and theoretical knowledge needed to pass the FAA Part 107 test the first time including:

  • Flight safety
  • FAA rules and guidelines
  • Drone technology and parts basics
  • The “rules of the sky”
  • Hands-on flight experience
  • Limited class size
  • Six structured, live review sessions with the instructors
  • Practice questions from the actual exam

Virtual learning from anywhere. No experience necessary. Enrollment open now.

The virtual drone class is open to anyone, not only Colorado residents. No experience is necessary to get started and there are no prerequisites to enroll in the standalone course. Enrollment is open for both spring and summer sessions.

  • Spring session participants must enroll in the CSU Online program before May 7, courses begin on May 8.
  • The summer session runs from August 14 to August 27, 2021.
  • The course costs $199.

Highly qualified instructors with real-world experience

The drone training courses are taught by founder and director of the CSU Drone Center, Christopher Robertson, alongside other instructors with real-world drone flight experience.  Robertson has been employed by Colorado State University for the past 20 years primarily with the Colorado State University Police Department and is an alumnus of Colorado State University himself. He got into drones seriously over the past five years, assisting in founding the Larimer County UAS Team to provide fire, police, and search and rescue drone services for Larimer County.

Click here to learn more (or enroll) in CSU’s online Part 107 Drone Training Program.