sUAS Basic to Advanced Flight Procedures

SAP154 – 32.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence at (800) 423-8433 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

drone Public safety personnel are often required to put themselves in harm’s way to serve and protect citizens. Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones) can provide public safety personnel with detailed information so that response teams can make informed decisions. Through the use of drone technology and remote imaging, an individual can assess a situation and plan a response while mitigating any safety concerns for officers and bystanders. This hands-on course provides advanced flight procedures training to include mission planning, search patterns, deployment preparations, night operation challenges, and usage of thermography. The course culminates in a final demonstration of mission planning and advanced flight maneuvers, including night operations, according to the NIST Standard Test Methods for sUAS.

This course provides the participant with actual sUAS flight time utilizing a training quadcopter.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements for Course #667377.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Participant Must Provide

  • A photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process, and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. The course requires participants to attend a minimum of 100% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirement, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.

In some cases, make-up work will not be available (due to equipment/facility needs and/or safety/teamwork components or activity setup/facilitation/requirements).

Participants in a TCOLE credit eligible course must complete the class in its entirety to receive a TEEX Certificate of Completion and be reported for TCOLE credit.

If you have additional questions, please refer to the TEEX Participant Handbook.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Basic Flight Maneuvers and Patterns
  • Part 107 Refresher
  • Certificates of Authorization and Waivers
  • Mission Planning
  • UAS Air Operations Boss
  • Aerial Search for Person Tactics
  • Night Operations
  • Final Demonstration of Operations Proficiency

Suggested Audience

  • Police, firefighters, and emergency management personnel

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.

  • 32.00 hours – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

Contact Information

Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence
Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Toll-Free: (800) 423-8433
Email: [email protected]

Payment Info

  • Credit Card – Complete online registration or call (979) 845-6677
  • Purchase Order – Complete registration form and send to [email protected] or fax to (877) 289-9715
  • Check – Complete registration form and mail to: TEEX – ILEPSE, P.O. Box 40006, College Station, TX 77842