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1. Why do I need to do a training course to register as a drone operator? 

As part of the registration process you will be required to contact a drone training organisation which will enable you to learn about the requirements and obligations for drone operations.

2. Why do I need to do a training course to become a remote pilot (drone pilot)?

To become a drone pilot you must first complete a course called ’UAS Proof of on-line Training’ this is available on the IAA MySRS platform. Completion of this training allows you to fly in the Open Subcategory A1 and A3.  To fly in the Subcategory A2 or Specific Category you must complete further training to obtain an ‘UAS Remote Pilot Competency Certificate’ which is conducted by a drone training organisation.

3. I did a drone training course last year with a registered training organisation; do I need to do another?

Yes, because new European Regulation (EU) 2019/947 Unmanned Aircraft Systems is effective from 31st December 2020.  It is likely the training you carried out did not take into account this new regulation and its requirements. 

4. How will the drone training course take place during Covid-19?

Drone training organisations will organise training with respect to COVID-19 restrictions.

    5. Do I have to do re-do test every two years? If so, why?

    As an operator you will have to apply to continue with operations every two years by using the MySRS platform.

    As a pilot you will have to renew your training every 5 years by using the MySRS platform.

    6. How long does the training course take to complete?

    The ‘UAS Proof of line Training’ takes about 15 minutes to complete using MySRS.

    The ‘UAS Remote Pilot Competency Certificate’ is provided by a drone training organisation whom can advise on the time it takes to complete training.

    The Operator registration course is provided by a drone training organisation whom can advise on the time it takes to complete training.

    7. Is there a test for this training course? 

    How many questions is there and what is the pass mark?

    For ‘UAS Proof of line Training’ there are 40 questions and the pass mark is 75%.

    For ‘UAS Remote Pilot Competency Certificate’ there are 30 questions and the p

    8. How many questions is there and what is the pass mark?

    For ‘UAS Proof of line Training’ there are 40 questions and the pass mark is 75%.

    For ‘UAS Remote Pilot Competency Certificate’ there are 30 questions and the pass mark is 75%.

    For ‘UAS Proof of line Training’ a test is required.

    For ‘UAS Remote Pilot Competency Certificate’ a theoretical examination and practical test are required.

    The Operator registration course does not require a test.

    9. How long does the test take?

    The ‘UAS Proof of line Training’ takes about 10 minutes to complete using MySRS.

    The ‘UAS Remote Pilot Competency Certificate’ is provided by a drone training organisation whom can advise on the time it takes to complete training.

    10. How will this test take place during Covid-19?

    ‘UAS Proof of line Training’ the training is conducted on line by using the MySRS platform.

    ‘UAS Remote Pilot Competency Certificate’ is provided by a drone training organisation whom can advise on Covid-19 restrictions.

    11. How come the UK training course for drone users is free but yours is included in the €30 fee?

    For ‘UAS Proof of line Training’ the training is conducted on line by using the MySRS platform and is free, this is applicable for drone pilots.

    The IAA does not provide training for operators this is provided by drone training organisations.  The €30 fee applies to the registration and issue of your operator id.

    12. What language is the training course and test in?

    Training courses are conducted in English.

    For all other questions related to drones and the EU Regulation, visit the EASA drones website