Get Your Drone Pilot Certificate & learn to Fly like a pro

We have over 10,000 enrolments into our online courses. Join them & enrol today!

Your starting point when flying a drone for work or for fun is getting certified by passing the Transport Canada exam.

We’ll help you:

  • Ace the drone pilot exam with our exam prep training
  • Get expert instruction so you can fly safely & confidently
  • Prepare for a career as a drone pilot
  • Say “Yes!” to more paid drone pilot projects
  • Have more fun flying your drone in variety of scenarios

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STEP 1 - Online Pilot Certification Courses

Take our Basic or Advanced online certification course packages, and learn to fly safely and confidently.

Our programs will get you ready to pass your drone pilot exams. Guaranteed or your money back!

STEP 2 - Pass The Exams

Basic – Write the exam online through Transport Canada’s website.

Advanced – Write the exam online through Transport Canada’s website, AND take an in-person flight review test with one of our Canada-wide flight reviewers.

STEP 3 - Start Flying

Congratulations!  You are now a certified drone pilot, and able to fly safely, confidently, and legally.

STEP 4 - Go PRO

Take our Professional online course series, and learn how to take your flying from good to PRO. 

Taught by some of the industries best pilots, this is the perfect next step if you want to fly your drone professionally.

certification course series

Our online certification courses are the most popular in the industry, and will prepare you to pass your drone pilot certification exams. Guaranteed or your money back!

Basic pilot certificate

BASIC is for flying:

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In Uncontrolled Airspace Only

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Further than 30m from People

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Never Overhead People

It’s the law that anyone flying a drone over 249 grams needs to get certified but the Transport Canada exam is tough for first time pilots. We’ll help you prepare so you can take the exam with confidence.

Click Here to see if Basic is right for you.

Advanced pilot certificate

ADVANCED is for flying:

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In Controlled and Uncontrolled Airspace

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Closer than 30m to People

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Overhead People

Our advanced course bundle helps professional pilots who need to be able to fly anywhere get prepared to pass the Transport Canada Advanced Pilot Exam.

Click Here to see if Advanced is right for you.

Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back on all our courses!

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Professional course series

Taught by some of the industry’s best – Learn what it takes to become a professional drone pilot

Aerial photography & videography

Taught by industry leader Emmett Sparling.  Learn what it takes to take photos and videos like a pro from your drone.

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Emmett Sparling

With over 700K followers on Instagram, and having worked with some of the World’s largest brands.  He is excited to teach you the fundamentals of shooting like a pro from your drone.

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From the Ground Up

This course is broken down into chapters starting with camera fundamentals, and moving up through drone movements, subjects editing, lighting and more!

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Photo Presets and Video LUT

As a bonus get a downloadable photo preset and video LUT package only available for students of this course.

Click here to see if Aerial Photography & Videography is the right fit for you.

industrial inspections

Taught by drone inspections pioneer Courtland Penk of Osprey Integrity.  Learn the to use your drone to inspect a wide range of targets professionally and safely.

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Courtland Pennk

Having worked from coast-to-coast across Canada, embracing roles as an NDE technician (with ultrasound being his primary method), CWB quality control inspector, and Authorized Pressure Vessel Inspector (API 510). His unique combination of skills and experience has had a profound impact on the way he now delivers drone inspection, constantly striving to set the bar higher.

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From the Ground Up

This course will take you through every detail of what it takes to conduct drone inspections safely, and successfully.  No prior inspection experience required!

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Take Your Drone Career to the Next Level

Drones are being used to conduct inspections on almost everything from bridges to wind turbines to oil & gas fields.  Add this new skill to your resume and smoke your competition.

Click here to see if Industrial Inspections is the right fit for you.

Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back on all our courses!

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Meet your chief instructor

Kate Klassen – VP, Operations

Kate is widely considered one of Canada’s top drone regulation experts.  She has taught thousands of drone pilots in classroom and online, and is thrilled to be able to help you get your drone pilot certificate!

Kate is a commercial fixed-wing pilot, and a seasoned drone pilot & instructor.  In fact, Kate even helped write the knowledge requirements for drone pilots!  She sits on the board of Unmanned Systems Canada, and works closely with Transport Canada to make sure our courses and content is as up to date as possible.

I completed my Advanced Category certification through Coastal Drone. The Coastal Drone teaching materials, including a combination of videos, readings, and practice questions, were extremely professional and of the highest quality. Each section of the course (Basic and Advanced) walks you through the details you need to pass the Transport Canada exam (which is tough) and your flight review. Throughout the course, Coastal Drone provides the information you need to be a better RPAS pilot and to ensure you are flying in a safe and professional manner, which is essential for advancing the use of RPAS in personal, commercial and industry applications. If you are looking to complete a Basic or Advanced certification, I highly recommend Coastal Drone.

Mathieu Bourbonnais Ph.D – UBC Professor

Free Coastal Drone E-Book

Learn what it takes to get a drone pilot certificate!  Also included is some great information about where the drone industry is going.

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Enterprise Services

Does your company have a growing drone program?  We can help!

Drone Program startup package

Does your company want to start using drones?  We have a proven program that will help get you into the air in no time!

Bulk Pilot Certifications

Need to get multiple pilots certified? You are not alone!

Our bulk pilot certification packages start at 5 students, and scale from there in discounts.

Expert Operational Consulting

We have been helping some of the World’s largest companies for years with their drone programs.  No request is too big or small, think of us as your expert employee working remotley.

Some of our happy clients!