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Drone Training Courses — The Complete List

This is the most complete list of drone training courses on the web.

If you want to improve your UAV pilot skills or add new ones to your repertoire, then you are going to LOVE this list.

How to Use This List

The 60+ sUAS training courses are broken up into online and in-person training. The in-person training is further broken up by country (United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Spain).

You can use the icons below to navigate to each.

You will also find each course’s price, the main skill taught, number of enrolled students (if available), amount of learning material, and a short summary of the drone training course.

Use this list to view all of the options available and research which are best for you.

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Online Training Courses

Improve your flying skills, aerial photography, and videography. Part 107 test prep, mapping/modeling, emergency personnel training, FPV racing, and learn how to make money with your drone.

In-Person Training Courses (by Country)

Improve your flying skills, aerial photography, and videography with dedicated instructors. Courses in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Spain.

Online sUAS Training Courses


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Bruce Geddes

$50

Online

3,276

Drone aerial photography, videography, and post-processing (editing)

77 lectures, 6 hours of video instruction, module quizzes


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Mark Richardson

$200

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1,775

Aerial photography and videography basics, safety, controls, FPV, post-processing (editing), shot selection

53 lectures, 2 hours of video instruction, quizzes, text-based instruction


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Greg Hung

$10/mo (for all Skillshare courses), $0.99 intro rate

Online

81

Ins and outs of capturing 4K video and photo with the Phantom 3 Professional

8 lectures, 44 minutes of video training


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Umair Vanthaliwala

$40

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434

Aerial cinematography, photo and video post-processing (editing) for clients, essential business skills

72 lectures, 11 hours of video instruction


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Tim Trott

$40

Online

257

Preparation for the U.S. Part 107 aeronautical exam.

14 lectures, 2 hour of video training, final practice exam


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Greg Hung

$10/mo (for all Skillshare courses), $0.99 intro rate

Online

154

The fundamentals of GoPro cameras, creative ways to create videos in the ocean, car, and in the air using a drone quadcopter

20 lectures, 53 minutes of video training


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Drew Roberts

Free

Online

5,199

Aerial cinematography basics, camera maneuvers, safety, shot selection

11 lectures, 44 minutes of video instruction, self-paced


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Enrique Toro Lira Quiñones

$100

Online

384

3D mapping with drones, mapping software proficiency

17 lectures, 1 hour of video instruction, end-of-course quiz


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Kate Kay

$55

Online

1,904

Piloting your DJI drone, component knowledge, charging, controls, using the DJI app, registering with the FAA, taking photos/videos, firmware updates, flight modes, safety, post-processing, gear/accessory recommendations 

20 lectures, 1 hour of video training, module quizzes


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Enrique Toro Lira Quiñones

$200

Online

157

Advanced guide to using drones for vegetation index and crop analysis, flight planning, image processing

23 lectures, 1.5 hours of video training


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Drew Roberts

Free

Online

2,268

Advanced drone videography techniques, building a narrative, locations, subjects, storyboarding, dual operators

9 lectures, 56 minutes of video training


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Alex Assenmacher

$30

Online

392

How to tell a story through drone aerial footage, drone settings, camera fundamentals, controls, flight maneuvering, filming techniques, post-processing (editing), music and audio

47 lectures, 6.5 hours of video training


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Yogesh Ramakrishnan

$20

Online

1,225

Understand quadcopters, their parts, how they fly, the tech used

13 lectures, 1 hour of video training, module quizzes, part list to build your own


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Silvio A C Gollega Jr.

$25

Online

363

How to build and fly a racing quadcopter from scratch, cost components and equipment

47 lectures, 6.5 hours of video training


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Mohiudin Malik

$20

Online

86

Step by step guide to understanding and building your own drone, parts, suppliers, 

26 lectures, 2 hours of video training, checklist, recommended resources


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Unmanned Experts Team

$400

Online

English

Basic aviation knowledge required prior to any further UAS-related training

7 lectures, end-of-course quiz


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Alan Perlman, David J. Jensen

$299

Online

United States

Preparation for the U.S. Part 107 aeronautical exam.

30+ lectures, 5+ hours of video instruction, lecture quizzes, module quizzes, 5 full-length practice tests, all 127 UAS Airman Certification Standard concepts covered


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DARTdrones Team

$350

Online

English

Preparation for the U.S. Part 107 aeronautical exam, 

Video lectures, supplemental material, 40-page study guide


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National Drone School Team

$199

Online

English

UAV flight orientation 

Audio and video lessons, quizzes, workbook to follow along

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Alan Perlman

$199

Online

160+

Drone aerial mapping and 3d modeling, capturing data with drones analyzing it using programs like Drone Deploy and Pix4D

18 lectures, hours of video instruction, wrap up quiz


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DARTdrones Team

$100

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Drone regulations overview and the ins and outs of operating your DJI Phantom or Inspire for recreational pilots.

Downloadable supplemental material 


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Paul Alexander

$47/month

Online

English

Beginner to Advanced flight training, drone business training

Webinar replays, private membership community, training videos, interviews, member Q&A, all current and future courses


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Chris Newman

$797 or $1,497

Online

English

Aerial photography and videography shots, gear recommendations, regulations, post-processing (editing), business training

219 lectures, 30.5 hours of video instruction, private community, self-paced


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DARTdrones Team

$100

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Shot selection, correct angles, height selection, camera settings, weather conditions

40 minutes of online seminar, aerial photography checklist, printable quick shot guide


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Brendan Riel, Christian Tucci, Alan Perlman

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Online

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From raw drone footage to a final product for clients, post-processing software, 

Coming soon, sign up to notified of launch date


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DKTP Team

$19,95, $29.95, $39.95

Online

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Preparation for the U.S. Part 107 aeronautical exam.

300 UAG test questions, questions from the actual test, practice tests, 


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Laurence Seberini

$40 $24

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434

New editing skills, flying skills, using autopilot, applications, battery optimization, 3D models

14 lectures, 3.5 hours of video training


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Unmanned Experts Team

$800

Online

English

Working knowledge of UAS system classification, roles and command and control options, mission planning, 

19 lectures, end-of-course quiz, challenging UAS design and practical exercise


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Unmanned Experts Team

$400

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Essential aeronautical information for serious amateurs and professionals operating Small UAS in National Airspaces

8 modules, 13 hours of training, end-of-course quiz


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Unmanned Experts Team

$2000

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End-to-end knowledge base on UAS / RPAS systems and operations

32 lectures, end-of-course quiz


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DARTdrones Team

$300

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Knowledge to start drone business, insurance and liabilities, UAS business law, marketing, aerial photography

Business seminars taught by industry experts, supplement materials, question bank for FAA Airman Knowledge Test


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Brendan Stewart, Alan Perlman

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Thermal imaging using drones

Coming soon, sign up to notified of launch date, certification


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Unmanned Experts Team

Free

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Introductory lecture to the field of unmanned aircraft or drones, terminology, components

1 lecture


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Unmanned Experts Team

Free

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Review of the current and near future UAS job market

2 lectures


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Unmanned Experts Team

Free

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An update of current UAS laws and regulations

1 lecture


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Unmanned Experts Team

$1,500

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The first of two phases of gaining UK CAA Permissions for aerial work accreditation (PFAW)

8 lectures


In-Person Training Courses (by Country)

United States

United Kingdom

Australia

Spain


United States

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DARTdrones Team

$580 or $1,450

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Multiple major cities around the U.S.

FAA regulations, safety, aircraft components, DJI flight modes, pre-flight, maneuvering

8-hour class, classroom time for basics, flight time with flight instructor 


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Unmanned Vehicle University Team

$3,500

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Multiple major cities around the U.S.

Drone characteristics, simulated flight, preflight, set up, planning, basic maneuvers, advanced procedures, advanced flying scenarios

16 hours of ground school, 10 hours of simulator, 16 hours of flight training


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Unmanned Experts Team

$125, $500, $1,000, $3,500

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Multiple major cities around the U.S.

​Flight basics, essential commercial UAS knowledge/skills, industrial, government, inspection

3-tier system based on skill level


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Drone Universities Team

$2,000-$3,000

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Sacramento CA, San Diego CA, Los Angeles CA

Build, screw, wrench, program, plug wires and learn to fly, DJI Phantom skills

2-day course, take home a DJI Phantom on course completion, free course retakes for 2 years


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DARTdrones Team

$220, $320, $520

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Multiple major cities around the U.S.

Comprehensive flight training

1 hour of in-person flight time, private sessions available


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Unmanned Vehicle University Team

$3,500

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Multiple major cities around the U.S.

How to capture aerial video, surveys, etc from within a moving vehicle

Team member specific training, scenario based training


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Unmanned Experts Team

$1,250

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Multiple major cities around the U.S.

Help decision makers understand which platforms and sensors are available and the legal hurdles for deployment, drone use cases in emergency management, payloads, capabilities, government regulations

2-day classroom based course, mock UAS deployment exercise


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Drone Universities Team

$1,000

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Multiple major cities around the U.S.

Aerial videography and photography taught by pro pilots

1-day course, free course retakes for 2 years


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Chris Grazioso, Chris Bailey, St. Claire "Saint" Williams, Roger Hall

Custom quote

In-Person

On-location or open enrollment

Flight training for police, fire, search & rescue, SWAT

Custom training


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Unmanned Vehicle University Team

$3,500

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Multiple major cities around the U.S.

Thermal infrared operations using a sUAS, night and twilight operations

Night and thermal infrared training using Flir infrared sensors


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Unmanned Experts Team

$2,900

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Multiple major cities around the U.S.

Provide field teams with the understanding and skillsets to safely fly sUAS in support of emergency and disaster response missions

5-day ground school course


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Drone Universities Team

$1,000

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Multiple major cities around the U.S.

GIS, mapping, and data collection using drones, flying successful operations, programing flight patterns, achieving correct altitude, utilizing specific camera settings

1-day course, free course retakes for 2 years


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Homeland Surveillance & Electronics LLC Team

$3,000 $1,999

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Denver, CO

Advanced safety guidelines, takeoff, landing, maneuvering, ground station mission set up

5-day course, hands-on training with instructors


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National Drone Schools Team

$3,500

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San Marcos CA, additional locations by request

Basic drone characteristics, emergency procedures, maintenance, simulator training, fixed-wing and vertical take off

3-phase system, 2 weeks home study, 2 weeks flight training, 10 hours of simulator, 16 hours of ground school, 16 hours of flight training


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Unmanned Experts Team

$2,000

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Multiple major cities around the U.S.

Industrial tower unmanned flight inspection training, introduction to UAVs and towers, itemized elements of the aircraft and infrastructure, OSHA and FAA regulations, climbing safety, aircraft pre-and post flight procedures

4-day ground school course, a live climb and flight training under professional supervision, a representative tower inspection project using the newly developed skill-sets


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U.S. Drone Training Team

$189 or $149 (+$99 for start a business course)

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Houston TX, El Paso TX, San Antonio TX

Intro to drones, beginning flight training, advanced flight, 3D mapping, drone business skills, earning money with your drone

3-day ground school course


United Kingdom

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UAVAir Team

£1,249, £950, £795, £299

In-Person

​Multiple major cities around the U.K.

Proof of competence when applying to the CAA for Permit For Aerial Work (PFAW)

2 to 3 day courses, different levels based on skill and info delivery speed, CAA compliant


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NATS Team

N/A

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N/A

Safety, rules and regulations around commercial use, flight training

In-person training with aviation specialists


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UAVAir Team

N/A

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​Multiple major cities around the U.K.

Intro to drone systems, wide range of drone maneuvers, smartphone apps, battery management, camera setup, flight modes, pre-flight assessment

2-day training


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RUSTA Team

£900

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​Multiple major cities around the U.K.

Air Law, Theory of Flight, Meteorology, Civil Aviation Procedures (CAPS), Navigation, Lithium Polymer Batteries, Emergency Procedures, Human Factors, Flight Planning Exercise, Operations Manual Guidance

3-day training course, theory exam, operations manual, ability to apply for PFAW from the CAA afterwards


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UAVAir Team

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N/A

Become pilot in command for your SAR team, basic awareness of drone technology, empower team member to support pilot in command, flight training, conduct RPAS operations in line with CAA requirements

3 days and 6 hours of training, flight assessment


Australia

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Drone Training Academy Team

$290

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N/A

Flight training, drone basics, minimize risk to equipment or people, hobby law basics, battery management, maintenance

3 hour training course


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Drone Training Academy Team

$990

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N/A

Training to a specific type of UAV, to gain Controllers Certificate, UAV anatomy and theory, aafety and environmental awareness, battery handling and storage, competency drills developed from CASA’s practical exam

8 hour course over 2 days, end-of-course Manufactures Type Assessment


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Drone Training Academy Team

$290

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N/A

Assessment to obtain Operator's Certificate

2.5 hours to complete


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RPAS Training and Solutions Team

$2,700

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Multiple major cities around Australia

Fixed wing and multirotor skills

5-day course 


Spain

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UAVAir Team

€4,500

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ATLAS Centre in Villacarrillo, Spain

From zero experience we take you to PFAW standard and beyond, control skill, flight logging, battery maintenance, maintenance techniques

5-day course