Courses for Certified Pilots


“The remote pilots of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department owe so much to the fantastic training provided by the UAS Center at SBD.  Jeff and his team of instructors are consummate professionals and among the most knowledgeable people in the business.  Not only do they know what they are teaching inside and out and are currently working sUAS operators, they know how to teach an assortment of learners, many of whom are very new to sUAS operations.  Thank you all so much for all you have done for us.”

– San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department


Drone pilot training at the UAS Center at SBD is a highly interactive hands-on experience. You’ll learn to fly safely and effectively in a supportive environment where you can build your skills and your confidence!


Available Courses:


Ground School

Ground School – $650

Part in classroom, part hands-on, this course provides you with basic flight skills, 8 hours, usually conducted in four 2-hour sessions but can be customized to accommodate your schedule.  Once you have completed Ground School you are ready to move on to Flight Line Training.


Flight Line Training

Flight Line Training – $800

This critical aspect of training consists of 3-hour segments onsite (10-20 hours depending on skill level), providing you the opportunity to gain confidence as a pilot and build the wide variety of flight skills that you need.


Customized Training Options

Customized Half-Day Workshops – $500

Targeted training available on these and other topics:

  • Basic drone skills refresher course
  • Critical infrastructure inspection
  • Drone as a First Responder
  • Search and Rescue
  • UAS Part 139 Management
  • Precision Mapping and 3D Models
  • Multilight Spectral Imaging / NVDI
  • UAS Night Operations with 107.29 Waiver

The UAS Center at SBD adheres to ASTM International Standard F3266: Training for Remote Pilot in Command of Unmanned Aircraft Systems and NIST UAS Standard Test Methods.

Preparing to take the FAA Part 107 exam to become a certified drone pilot?

Take our 12-hour online, on-demand Part 107 Test Prep course, $250. Register online here</>; supplementary book available on Amazon.

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