UAS Drone Certification

A Remote (Drone) Pilot Certification Program is being offered at Farmingdale State College. The program, which meets on Saturdays is priced at $595. It will focus on the safe operation of drones in the National Airspace System, and prepare students for the FAA certification exam that is required for licensure to operate a drone for commercial purposes.

This course will not teach students how to fly drones, since the FAA does not require certified pilots to know how to fly a drone in order to be licensed. Dr. Michael Canders, director of the Aviation Center, states, "The course is specifically aimed at those who want to become certificated FAA Remote (Drone) Pilots. Certification is required for those who want to operate drones for commercial, revenue-generating purposes. The course will be heavily focused on the safe operation of drones in the national airspace system, and prepare students with the knowledge necessary to pass the FAA written examination required of those who want to be licensed as a Drone Pilot."

Before registering for the UAS Drone Certification Class, please make sure you can commit to all the dates of the program. There are no refunds given.

Upcoming Class

The next Drone Pilot Certification Program will be offered from February 1, 2020 to March 7, 2020 from 9a.m. to noon.

Register for this course today.

Aviation department

Lupton Hall, Room 104

Aviation Center
Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm


Jeanne Radigan


Linda Webel
Administrative Assistant 1


Michael Canders
 Aviation Center Director


Lynette Tiger
Administrative Coordinator of the Aviation Center