Skydio Academy

Comprehensive enterprise training and certifications.

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Whether your drone program is just getting started or has dozens of pilots, fly with confidence. Skydio Academy offers comprehensive and flexible training that allows you to take advantage of the benefits of Skydio Autonomy™.

Why Skydio Academy?

Skydio drones, powered by AI-driven autonomy, deliver a new paradigm for safer and simpler operations. As the world-leader in flight autonomy, Skydio employs industry-experts and works with enterprises, public sector, and first responders on their journey to autonomous operations.

Skydio Academy packages extensive drone expertise into a training curriculum that is:

Concise

Training for autonomous drones that is simple as the drone itself

Convenient

Self-paced or live, remote or in person. Multiple options to fit your needs

Comprehensive

Solution-oriented training that spans hardware and software to enable entire workflows

Skydio Academy Certificates

Uplevel your drone expertise and establish credibility among your peers with validation from the industry-leaders in autonomous flight. Skydio Academy Certifications show your commitment to safety, autonomy, and your mission.

Skydio Professional Operator (SPO)

Certifies foundational knowledge about Skydio aircraft, preflight, launch, flight skills, landing, postflight, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

Skydio Expert Operator (SEO)

Complements the SPO certification with practical flight lessons out in the flight to develop real-life skills on the safe and efficient operation of Skydio aircraft and software. As an SEO, you will be ready to take flight with complete confidence.

(requires Skydio Professional Operator certification)

Flexible Training Options

With online, virtual instructors, and in-person hands-on training sessions available, choose the training program that works for you.

Training

Self-paced Online

Description
Self-paced online training course on the operation of the aircraft and enterprise software skills via the online Skydio Academy portal.
Length
4 hours
Class size/seats
Maximum is one (1)
Delivery
Online Training
Certification
Skydio Professional Operator

Blended Training (Self-paced Online + In-person)

Description
Combination of self-paced online training course, followed by in-person live flight training in the field.
Length
4 hours online, 12 hours in-person
Class size/seats
Maximum is eight (8)
Delivery
Online and In-person training
Certification
Skydio Expert Operator

Instructor-led Online

Description
Virtual instructor-led course with a certified Skydio instructor. Learn the operation of the aircraft and enterprise software skills via the Skydio Academy portal.
Length
Up to six (6) hours
Class size/seats
Maximum is twenty (20). Minimum is four (4)
Delivery
Online Training with Virtual Instructor
Certification
Skydio Professional Operator

Instructor-led In-person

Description
Instructor-led, in-person training course on aeronautical knowledge, the operation of the aircraft and enterprise software skills.
Length
Up to three (3) days
Class size/seats
Maximum is eight (8)
Delivery
In-person training
Certification
Skydio Expert Operator

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