Prepare For the Basic Drone Exam with this Online Course.


Less Time Studying, More Time Flying


Online Course
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124 lessons

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60 quiz questions



Join the hundreds of drone pilots who have aced the basic drone exam after successfully completing this course.


Do I Need a Basic Drone License?

If you want to fly a drone in Canada that weighs 250 grams or more you'll need a drone license, aka drone certificiate. You're required to have a drone license regardless of whether you're flying for work or fun. A basic drone license allows you to fly in uncontrolled airspace. If you want to fly in controlled airspace or within 100 feet of bystanders you must get an Advanced Certificate.

Use Nav Drone's interactive map to see if you're in controlled airspace.

How Do I Get a Basic Drone License?

In order to obtain a basic drone license you must pass the basic drone exam on Transport Canada's website. Transport Canada strongly recommends that you attend a drone flight school before attempting their exam. That’s why we created this online course to help you ace Transport Canada’s drone exams.

What is the Basic Drone Exam Like?

This image of an hour glass is meant to represent the time limit for the Canadian drone pilot certificate exam.

Time Limit

90 Minutes

# of Questions

35 Questions


Multiple Choice, Open Book

Passing Grade


Exam Fee


Retake Policy

Wait 24 Hours

Age Requirements

14 Years+

2 Steps For Your Basic License


Course Curriculum

Study at your own pace with full, lifetime access. Our courses cover all of the topics required by Transport Canada and consists of written material, illustrations, audio, and quizzes.

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