About the DRONE (UAV/UAS) OPERATOR certificate program
Our Drone (UAV/UAS) Operator Certificate program is a multi-workshop program that is offered from UNH Professional Development & Training under the UNH Drone Academy. Our program currently include numerous elective workshops held at our training locations in Portsmouth, Durham, Manchester, and even online.
The program is designed so that students can complete and obtain their certificate over a 12-month period. Students are required to attend & complete a minimum of 4 workshops within a 2-year period to receive their certificate.
This certificate is designed for those who would like to familiarize themselves with UAS equipment and safety protocol while learning more about how UAS technology is being used in different contexts. Our course offerings are tailored to the current spectrum of UAS applications, and prepare people of all experience levels for confident and safe flight. While the FAA only requires a Part 107 license for commerical flight, our certificate has proved to be well worthwhile for those looking to bring UAS applications into their business and/or expand their professional flight log. The FAA currently does not administer any type of user flight test in regards to UAV operation, which is where the UNH Drone Academy has come in.
This program and all attributed courses have been recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration's UAS Collegiate Training Initiative Program, which certifies our curriculum in providing various aspects of UAS training, and preparing students for careers in UAS technology. Learn more about the initiative here.
Please note that the UNH Drone (UAV/UAS) Operator Certificate is a non-credit, continuing education certificate program. This certificate is not intended to replace any certificate and/or licensure provided by the FAA or any other federal organization.