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General Canadian drone examination information


There are basically two licenses to fly drones in Canada (Basic Operations and Advanced Operations).
The examinations required for the operation of sRPAS may only be completed online via the Transport Canada Drone Management Portal.


Knowledge Requirements for drone pilots:


Section 1: air law, air traffic rules and procedures
Section 2: RPAS airframes, power plants, propulsion and systems
Section 3: Human factors
Section 4: Meteorology
Section 5: Navigation
Section 6: Flight operations
Section 7: Theory of flight
Section 8: Radiotelephony


You must pass this exam to get your Pilot Certificate - Basic Operations:
- 35 multiple choice questions.
- 90 minutes to complete the exam. If you run out of time, your exam will be marked based on the answers provided.
- A score of 65% or higher is considered a pass

You must pass this exam and your flight review to get your Pilot Certificate - Advanced operations:
- 50 multiple choice questions.
- 60 minutes to complete the exam. If you run out of time, your exam will be marked based on the answers provided.
- A score of 80% or higher is considered a pass.




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