Colorado Department of Public Safety UAS Certification
Are you interested in a standardized approach to public safety Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) training? Do you have your Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 107 remote pilot certificate, but still need a little more training to get off the ground? The Colorado Department of Public Safety (CDPS) UAS Certificate can help you ascend to new heights!
This course is designed to provide remote pilots from public safety agencies with the necessary tools to execute UAS missions safely and effectively. Though the CDPS UAS Certificate was established for CDPS personnel, it has the potential to benefit all public safety UAS practitioners, so CDPS is offering it to partner public safety agencies with UAS programs.
The CDPS training builds upon what the FAA requires by providing additional UAS knowledge, a written test based on policy and course materials, and a flight test to assess your remote pilot skills. After completing the course, the remote pilot receives a CDPS UAS certificate. The course is a must-have for agencies looking to train their personnel on how to safely and effectively operate UAS.
Benefits of the CDPS UAS Certificate
- Remote pilots that meet State training standards
- A State-provided certificate
- Status as a State resource
- Transfer of best practices
The CDPS UAS certification training ensures that public safety personnel meet the minimum standards established for CDPS personnel. The training requirements are described below and must be completed to acquire a CDPS UAS Certificate.
Training Requirements for the CDPS UAS Certificate
- Awareness of your organization’s policies and Standard Operating Guidelines (SOGs)
- Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 107 Certificate
- Attend presentation on Risk Management, Aircraft, Sensors, Flight and Mission Planning, Airspace, Hardware, Software, Applications, Safety Items, Flight Qualification Course, Lessons Learned, and Emerging Technology
- Written Test
- The exam tests personnel on information from the CDPS UAS training and must be completed annually.
- Flight Test
- The flight test assesses the pilot’s abilities to control the UAS by demonstrating flight maneuvers during specific movements and positioning the aircraft to observe test targets on the CDPS Flight Course. The flight exam must be completed annually.
|Course Name||Course Length||
|Initial Certification with Part 107 and No Flight Experience||8 Hours||$150/$75|
|Initial Certification with Part 107 and Flight Experience||4 Hours||$100/$50|
|Annual Recertification||4 Hours||$100/$50|
The course will be conducted at 375 County Road 352, Building 2060 Rifle, CO 81650.
The annual recertification and initial certification course with Part 107 and flight experience will begin at 1000 the day of the training.