Training: Advanced operations

(Available in English or French only in Canada)

Training objective

In Canada, there are 2 categories of drone operations: basic and advanced. Each is governed by a set of rules that must be respected.

The aim of the “Advanced Operations” course is to teach you the basics of flying UAVs weighing over 250 grams in controlled airspace, while complying with current regulations.

Learn everything you need to know to pass the Transport Canada exam and become a Certified Drone Pilot – Advanced Operations.

The weight of your drone, distance from passers-by and airspace rules define your category. The rules do not distinguish between drone pilots for recreational purposes and drone pilots for commercial purposes.

If you meet 1 of the following conditions, you can perform advanced operations:

  • You want to fly your drone in controlled airspace;
  • Would you like to fly your drone over passers-by?
  • You wish to fly your drone within a horizontal distance of passers-by of less than 30 m (100 ft);
  • You want to fly within 3 nautical miles of a certified airport or military airfield;
  • You want to fly within one nautical mile of a certified heliport.


40h (5 days)

Target skills

At the end of the course you will be able to :

  • Operate your drone safely in controlled airspace;
  • Mastery of current regulations ;
  • Attempt to pass the Transport Canada exam for certification as: drone pilot – advanced operations.


2500 $

Possible subsidy

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Training program

  • Meteorology ;
  • Flight theory ;
  • Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) ;
  • Description and operation of drone systems ;
  • Air Navigation ;
  • Instrumentation applied to drones ;
  • Human factors influencing drone operations.



101-2059 Av. Branly

Quebec City, QC G1N 4C7

Training highlights

  • Benefit from a training program that combines theoretical and practical courses for quality learning;
  • A flight review module is included in this training;
  • Part of the course can be given by videoconference;
  • Allows you to be optimally prepared for the Transport Canada exam.

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Target audience

Anyone wishing to fly a drone weighing over 250 grams in controlled airspace.


Must be at least 16 years old;

Internet connection.

Why choose DroneXperts?


The drone is a tool that we use every day in our business, which is why our training courses reflect the reality of the field.

Consulting and Support

One of our consultants will take the time to define your needs and expectations, to ensure that our training courses are in line with your professional objectives.


The close involvement of our experts will enable you to evolve in a serene environment conducive to the success of your training program.

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