Registration Open for sUAS Remote Pilot License Test Prep Course


Registration Open for sUAS Remote Pilot License Test Prep Course

Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS), or drones, continue work their way into our daily lives. Whether it’s for data collection or disease control, emergency response or pizza delivery, drone usage continues to increase for both recreational and commercial purposes, and new drone regulations are proposed, knowing what’s required and what applies to your drone usage is more important than ever.

Students will leave the class not only prepared to pass the Aeronautical Knowledge Test, but with a better understanding of safe and professional drone operation.

If you’re using a drone for commercial purposes, you must obtain a Remote Pilot Certificate. The sUAS Remote Pilot License Test Prep Course offered by the University of Oklahoma’s School of Aviation Studies will not only prepare you to successfully pass the FAA’s sUAS initial Aeronautical Knowledge Test, which is required to obtain a Remote Pilot Certificate, it will also keep you up-to-date on how to safely and legally operate a drone.

The seminar-style class covers history, theory of operations and a basic introduction to drone technology. Led by senior flight instructor George Hicks, the 15-hour course consists of pre-read materials, in-class lectures and a practice exam at the end of the course. Students will leave the class not only prepared to pass the Aeronautical Knowledge Test, but with a better understanding of safe and professional drone operation. A certificate of completion will be awarded following the course.

Course details

  • When:  6 to 10 p.m. on four consecutive Tuesdays, March 24-April 14
  • Where: OU Building NC210, Monroney Classroom, 1928 Goddard Ave., Norman, OK.
  • Class size:  A maximum of 30 students will be accepted for the course. 
  • Cost: $149 for OU faculty, staff, students and alumni, $149 for active military or veterans (submit proof of military ID) and $199 for the general public.

How to register

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Active Military

General Public

Not ready to enroll? Read more information about the sUAS Remote Pilot License Prep Course or visit the FAA website to learn more about drone regulations and usage.

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Tami Althoff

Tami Althoff holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She is a reporter with more than 20 years’ experience working for newspapers, including The Oklahoman. She has covered everything from breaking news to local music and art. She loves sports, especially OU football and basketball games, where she often embarrasses her children by yelling too loudly.