How long are our Drone Courses?

February 8, 2022

File this under FAQ, but this question gets asked frequently enough that it’s worth a standalone post.

All of our courses are available online and can be started as soon as you register.

Once you register, you’ll receive a welcome email from us that will allow you to log in to our course for the first time.

Once you have registered for a course you will have access to the course material for 12 months.

Additionally, since our courses are all delivered online, you can create a schedule that works for you.


“In theory, if you started in the morning, you could be flying your drone legally with a Basic Certificate within the same day!”

Basic Online Bundle

The Basic Online course will allow you to fly a small RPAS in a Basic environment in Canada. This course is composed of just under 2 hours of video lessons and about 1 hour of written material to review. In order to be prepared for the Transport Canada exam, you should plan on spending another 2 hours on exam preparation and document review.

Once the course is complete, you will need to take the Transport Canada Basic exam. Transport Canada allows you to take up to 90 minutes to complete this exam.

This course, including writing the Transport Canada exam, can be completed in about 6 to 7 hours.  In theory, if you started in the morning, you could be flying your drone legally within the same day!

Advanced Online Course 

The Advanced Online course will walk you through everything you need to know and do, up to, but not including, the flight review.  You can use this course if you don’t plan to do the flight review right away but want as much knowledge as possible.

This course includes about 20 hours of video, about 3 hours of written material to read through. Students should also plan to spend up to 4 hours reviewing practice questions. In total, you can complete this course and complete the 1 hour exam in about 28 to 30 hours.

Once you complete your exam, you will still need to complete a flight review before you are granted the privileges of the Advanced Certificate.

Advanced Pilot Bundle

The Advanced Online Pilot course has the same content as the Advanced Online course, but this course also includes the material that you will need to complete your flight review, and the pre-paid flight review done in-person. The flight review preparation should take about 3 to 4 hours to work through.

That makes this course an overall length of about 31 to 34 hours of work, and that should include your written exam and your flight review


Understanding all of the rules and regulations can be confusing.

Let us help you start your training today so that you can fly legally and with confidence.

If you’re not sure which course is right for you, check out these articles on where you can fly with a Basic certificate and where you can fly with an Advanced certificate.


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