Drone Pilot Program


On this page, you will find information about what you need to do before you can apply, what you can expect from the education, and the cost of training.

Course information

With more than 50 years of experience from professional pilot education, OSM Aviation Academy is now expanding our offering to include a Drone Operator Course (DOC).

This course has been designed to give you the knowledge and skills you need to become a professional drone operator.


Training locations - Norway and Sweden

Course description

During this course, we will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to operate as a commercial drone pilot VLOS within the R02/R03 category.

You will learn:

How to prepare a government-approved Operations Manual (OM) for drone operations.
Theoretical knowledge tailored to ensure that you pass the mandatory theoretical exam issued by the Norwegian Aviation Authority (Luftfartstilsynet).
Practical drone flying lessons.
OSM Aviation RPAS skill test | A third-party validation of your skills that makes you qualified for drone missions from OSM Aviation.


Each course is 3 days in length, where the first 2 days focus on the theoretical knowledge and the 3rd day is dedicated to practical drone flying.


After completing our Drone Operator Course (DOC) you will be a licensed drone operator. The categories you can operate within depends on your Operations Manual and the approvals you apply for with the authorities after graduating from this course.

You will be able to conduct commercial drone flights through your own company, or on behalf of a drone operator.

Passing the OSM Aviation RPAS skill test means that you have the opportunity to fly drone missions on behalf of OSM Aviation Drone.

Price and payment plan

  Basic Advanced
NNAA Theoretical exam preparation X X
Operational Procedures X X
OSM Aviation RPAS skill test X X
Radio certificate   X
Price 7,000 NOK 13,000 NOK


When you register for the course you will receive an invoice for the option you have selected. Once we have registered your payment your spot on the course will be secured.*

*There are limited spots available for each course start. If the course is full we contact you with other available dates.

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