Remote Pilot Certification Test: This is an intensive yet introductory level, 2-day virtual professional development workshop. No previous knowledge or experience with drones, sUAS, or GIS is required. This workshop is appropriate for educators (including Extension, MS, HS, 2-year, and 4-year), the private sector, and local/state/federal government employees interested in learning more about small uncrewed aircraft systems (sUAS) and drone regulations. This workshop prepares participants for the FAA remote pilot test (aka Part 107). Additional information about the workshop is available from here: https://virginiaview.cnre.vt.edu/workshops-events/ | Date: Several options
The GeoTEd-UAS Institute: This workforce development program, funded through the National Science Foundation ATE program and in partnership with Germanna CC, Thomas Nelson CC, the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, and Virginia Tech Geospatial Extension Program, is appropriate for community college faculty, high school teachers and 4-H leaders. Last year’s cohort was the week of May 21st, 2023. We continue to pursue funding opportunities to support new opportunities.