The A2 CofC is a remote pilot competency certificate introduced by the CAA to assure safe operations of unmanned aircraft close to uninvolved persons.
Completing the A2 CofC assures an appropriate knowledge of the technical and operational mitigations for ground risk (the risk of a person being struck by the unmanned aircraft).
To understand the Advantages of the A2 CofC please see INFRATEC Drones Blog on A2 CofC Advantages.
A2 CofC Process
To complete the A2 CofC you must pass a theoretical examination only but is predicated on a ‘building block’ process of training and testing.
Prior to taking the 30 multiple choice questions examination the remote pilot is required to have completed the following ‘building blocks’:
Successful completion of the CAA’s Drone and Model Aircraft online training course for basic remote pilot competency and the associated competency test, and be in possession of the ‘Flyer ID’ number associated with that test;
Completion of a period of practical flight training, either with INFRATEC Drones of under ‘self-monitored’ circumstances, conducted within the operation conditions of subcategory A3 but simulation the operating situations associated with the A2 subcategory;
Remote Pilots must declare, in writing, that they have completed the above building blocks to INFRATEC Drones.
Once you have purchased the A2 CofC course form INFRATEC Drones you will receive an Email within 12 hours with login details to our training portal, (please check spam folder if you do not receive your email).
Once you have access to the A2 CofC training materials you can take as much time as you like to complete the 3 modules before contacting us to complete your exam. At the end of each module you will find a set of questions which will help with your understanding of the topics just covered.
A2 CofC Online Exam
To complete the Online A2 CofC exam you will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone.
When you are ready to complete the exam you will book a time to complete the examination and you will receive a Zoom meeting link to join one of our instructors who will invigilate your exam.
The Exam is closed book so we will ask you to show us the area you are working in to ensure you have no training materials around that may help with your examination. We will also ask to see ID to ensure it is you sitting the exam.
Once we are happy with the above we will then invite you to share your screen with our instructor, you will then receive your examination link to your 30 multiple choice questions.
You will be monitored for the full 75 minute duration of the examination. If the internet link is broken during this time or yourself is interrupted then we must stop and restart the examination with another question paper. Please note that this maybe re-scheduled for a later date.
After completing the A2 CofC examination and passing you can start to fly against the A2 CofC privileges transition until January 1st 2023. INFRATEC Drones aims to give you a pass or fail results straight after completing the examination and sends your A2 CofC to you electronically after completing.
If you require any additional information on any of the above, please get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to assist you.