Regulations 101 Course Overview

Rules and regulations 101 is the first course that should be taken when you're interested in starting to fly and build drones.  In Canada there are many rules and regulations that have been put into place to ensure the safety of people, animals property and vehicles by Transport Canada.  The language used in rules can be confusing and hard to understand, so we have taken the time to review them and create some videos explaining how you can easily follow them.  Our experts and teachers are available to answer your questions via our forum on online video chatting platform.  We make sure you keep up to date with all the newest rules and regulations plus receive tips on being safe when building and operating drones. 

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Included in this course

Get access to our community of Pilots, Teachers & students through our website from your computer, tablet or phone.  You can download our android or IOS app to do live video chatting your teachers.

Course content is constantly updated on our website and we update current news and information related to your courses so you can stay up to date with all the latest news about drones 24/7.

Live Video Support

Get your official Canadian Drone Academy certification after graduating from your classes.   Access all your certificates on your pilot profile online on our website and share it with anyone on the internet

Get access to your own teacher & mentor via our website or app. Ask questions on the forums,  connect with teachers via live video conference, do screen sharing to get help & interact on a live white board.

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Access all of your courses curriculum, content, videos, photos, forum posts and certifications in your online pilot profile.  You can even add friends, join groups, attend events and post in the community.

Get help when your having trouble with your drone, our teachers will help you find the right answer and fix your problems through our website or our live chat app or even our screen sharing software.


Get Your Dimploma

- Get your digital diploma when graduating
- All your diplomas are in your pilot profile
- Share you diplomas online or via email
- Get your diplomas printed or mounted
- Your certificate is signed by your teacher
- Get a photo with your diploma and teacher


Take Exams Online

- Do quizzes during modules
- Take tests at the end of a course
- Get your results instantly
- Take practice tests
- Get timed on your test
- Works on android & IOS, PC & Mac
- Chat with teachers

Course Curriculum

Lesson 1: 

Introduction to drones

  • Brief History of Drones
  • Understanding the Different Terms Used
  • Why People Are Getting Into Drones Now
  • Different Types Of Uses and Operations

Lesson 4: 

Types of Drones

  • Identifying the use of your Drone
  • Selecting the Drone Best For You
  • Building a Drone or Buying a Drone
  • What to look for when buying your drone

Lesson 7: 

Keys to Flying Safe

  • Pre flight security checklist
  • Maintenance & Inspection
  • Emergency Planning
  • Flight Height Limits
  • Staying in Control
  • Flying Under The Influence
  • Privacy

Lesson 2: 

Transport Canada and You 

  • The Role of Transport Canada
  • Your Relationship With Transport Canada
  • Why The Rules are In Place
  • Reporting Requirements

Lesson 5: 

Drone Use Requirements

  • Identifying the Activity for Your Drone
  • Difference between Recreational & Commercial
  • Registration, Permits and Qualifications
  • Types of Insurances

Lesson 8: 

Getting into business

  • Key steps to start your Drone Operation
  • Identifying your offering
  • Choosing your market
  • Checklist to start a Drone business

Lesson 3: 

Equipment Considerations

  • Making a Mission and Flight Plan
  • Selecting Your Hardware
  • What You Need To Do If You Modify Your Drone

Lesson 6: 

Rules and Regulations

  • Where and When You Can Fly Drones Legally
  • Differences Between Recreational and Commercial
  • SFOC and Exemption – when do they apply
  • Your Obligations Based on What You Are Flying
  • What you need to do to be compliant with the rules
  • How the rules and regulations affect you
  • Fines and Penalties for not following the rules

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