Renew your certificate for drone pilots

Within 5 years of obtaining a RPAS (drone) pilot certificate, and in any case within 12 months of the expiry date of a certificate, pilots must attend a theoretical refreshment course at an RPAS Training Centre.

Theoretical part

The theory course is structured in accordance with current legislation and includes lessons on aviation law. It has a total duration of 4 hours.

Proficiency check

Following the theory part, candidates who have carried out at least three separate flights with the RPA in the 90 preceding days must pass a proficiency check with an RPA examiner on at least one of the ratings held. The check consists of a mission lasting at least 10 minutes.

Course locations

  • Accademia del Volo Training Centre, located at the International Airport ‘San Francesco d’Assisi’ in Perugia
  • eCampus University in Novedrate (25km from Milan)


Students of Accademia del Volo have the possibility of accommodation at affiliated hotels or residences.

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