Course Description

This entry-level UAS ground school program responds to the incoming regulatory changes proposed by Transport Canada, and Canadian industry’s technology shift towards safe, effective, and efficient operations.

This course is designed to provide the student with all of the federally-required knowledge to become a Canadian UAV Pilot recognized by Transport Canada, and to know how to legally operate a Small or Very Small Unmanned Aircraft in Canada.

In order to be a legally-recognized UAV pilot by Transport Canada, a passing mark on both exams is required to successfully complete the course. Upon successful completion, this course gives the student two credentials recognized by Transport Canada: UAS Pilot Certificate for Very Small/Small Limited (Rural), and the Aeronautical Radio Operator Certificate.

Additional Information

Student Pre-Class Requirements:  10 hours of self-study prior to the class, in addition to 16 hours of classroom instruction, is recommended to pass the exams.

Please be aware students will be required to sign a Consent to Release Information Form to have their textbooks mailed ahead of the course start date. Please send signed forms to bvcfoothills@bowvalleycollege.ca.  The cost of the course includes the UAS textbook, Unmanned, as well as a robust, full-colour illustrated 200+ page student workbook. 

Certification

To complete this course, students are required to pass two written exams:

  • The UAS VERY SMALL / SMALL LIMITED (RURAL) exam requires the student to achieve a mark of at least 80% on the in-class exam, and;
  • Industry Canada requires students to pass the ROC-A exam with a mark of at least 70%.

In order to be a legally-recognized UAV pilot by Transport Canada, a passing mark on both exams is required. Upon successful completion, this course gives the student two credentials recognized by Transport Canada: UAS Pilot Certificate for Very Small/Small Limited (Rural), and the Aeronautical Radio Operator Certificate.

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