USI Professional Remote Operator (PRO®)

A Certificate Program Designed for the Professional Remote Pilot.

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Unmanned Safety Institute’s Professional Remote Operator (PRO®) ratings go above & beyond the FAA regulatory minimums and are an industry leading credential for remote pilots entering a crowded field. With four rating levels to match the needs of the industry, a PRO® rating will only be awarded to remote pilots who meet USI’s high standards of practice, and are truly ready to be a professional remote pilot.

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PRO® Certification Levels & Requirements

REQUIREMENTS

PRO® BASIC

PRO® LEVEL I

PRO® LEVEL II

PRO® LEVEL III

LEARN

Learn 150 hours of education in Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Aeronautical Knowledge

EARN

Hold a valid Remote Pilot Certificate (RPC)

PROFICIENCY

Satisfy the flight hour requirments

50+ hrs 

(Specific UAS)

250+ hrs

(Specific or Multiple UAS)

500+ hrs

(Specific or Multiple UAS)

1,000+ hrs

(Specific or Multiple UAS)

PROMOTE

Demonstrate continuous learning and progression in your chosen profession as well as contributing to the unmanned aviation community

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Continuous Education Credits per year or published White Papers or Articles.

TWO (2)

Continuous Education Credits per year or published White Papers or Articles.

FOUR (4)

Continuous Education Credits per year or published White Papers or Articles.

SIX (6)

Continuous Education Credits per year or published White Papers or Articles.

USI PRO® REQUIREMENTS

Before applying, please review the education, examination, experience, and professional requirments.

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