Canadian Drone Law 2019 – Basic Exam Thoughts & Tips

Canadian Drone Law 2019 – Basic Exam Thoughts & Tips

Starting from June 1 2019, flying drones over 250g up to 25kg requires a drone pilot certificate/license along with drone registration.

1:12 New Law Overview
1:23 Penalties
2:25 Account Registration
3:33 Basic Exam Overview
4:41 Drone Certificate, Flying Conditions
7:47 A few tips & tricks to help you pass the exam (no guarantees)


After you pass the basic exam and register your drone you will be able to fly under these conditions:
-No flighting within 5.6km from airports
-No flighting within 1.9km from the heliport
-Minimum 30m horizontal distance from people
-No flying around advertised events (outdoor concerts, etc)
-Avoid forest fires
-Fly when you can visually see your drone at all times
-Max altitude: 122m (400f)


A few tips & tricks to help you pass the exam (no guarantees):

1. There is no study guide, It’s an open book exam so Google is your friend!
2. $10 fee per attempt, so go with your first shot, it’s ok if you didn’t pass the first time.
3. Multiple monitors or dual monitor setups will help a lot.
4. If you don’t understand the questions, jump to the next one and come back later.
5. Don’t leave any empty questions.
6. Spot on the right answers by filtering the wrong answers
7. Still not sure about the questions? Go with your gut! At least better than leaving it empty.
8. Sometimes longest answer might be the right one.
9. CMD+F, search keywords on the PDFs (linked below)
10. Don’t rush, you have plenty of time for the basic test.
11. Remain Calm! Don’t get scared.
12. Minimize the distractions in your environment, turn your phone off.

Don’t forget to register your drone after you pass the basic operation exam!!


Here is a list of documents/PDFs that might help you to pass the basic exam:

1. Canadian Aviation Regulations:

2.Knowledge Requirements for drone pilots:

3. Aeronautical Information Manual:


Drone Management Portal login:

Drone Pilot App:


Transport Canada Contact info:
Civil Aviation (Headquarters)
Phone: 1-800-305-2059


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Thanks for watching!
Stay Blessed!


  1. TheDroneMediaCom Vancouver on July 20, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Thanks! Much appreciated

  2. Don Ellis on July 20, 2021 at 12:12 am

    Good information. Thank you

  3. M4nok on July 20, 2021 at 12:16 am

    how many engines does a hexacopter have?

  4. L D on July 20, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Great video! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Chris Guo on July 20, 2021 at 12:19 am

    How about Wltoys V912 or V950 rc toy helicopter ? (weight is about 400gram) thanks

  6. KiwiPilot on July 20, 2021 at 12:28 am

    Easy exam…80% without studying

  7. serge calmettes on July 20, 2021 at 12:30 am

    Thank you, excellent tutorial, great advice. Cheers

  8. Ronaldo Gibson on July 20, 2021 at 12:31 am

    ThanksThe one tip I like is    Just dive in and write the test. Its only 10 bucks and will give you a great idea of what to really study for.  Take the next one with confidence.

  9. Manchester will always be RED on July 20, 2021 at 12:35 am

    Also, I just subscribed to your channel! So, do you have an update on the advanced license? do you have it already??

  10. hex on July 20, 2021 at 12:37 am

    Have you get the Activation key

  11. aravind gatla on July 20, 2021 at 12:38 am

    international student cant attemp the test…?

  12. Alex Gouthro on July 20, 2021 at 12:44 am

    Excellent tips! Thank you…

  13. Allan Fahlman on July 20, 2021 at 12:46 am

    Thank you for the tips to passing the basic drone exam. I truly appreciate you sharing this information on You Tube. Very professionally done.

  14. Don Joyce on July 20, 2021 at 12:49 am

    Great video with lots of great information. I have an extensive series of free Canadian rpas study guide videos on my channel at Thanks for linking to my app. It definitely helps Canadian drone pilots meet the requirements of the new regulations.

  15. Don Fitger on July 20, 2021 at 12:58 am

    Thanks for the tips, I’m feeling more confident already!

  16. Ririlan on July 20, 2021 at 1:04 am

    Thanks for the tip and for the way of passing this test. Google is your best hope to pass!!!

  17. Lucas Spaniard on July 20, 2021 at 1:04 am

    Thanks for posting buddy.

  18. Manchester will always be RED on July 20, 2021 at 1:06 am

    wow, great video man! so informative!!!
    I just have one question, I hear posting drone footage on youtube qualifies as commercial purpose as there is revenue, so to upload the drone footage on youtube, what does one have to do? just registering the drone and basic license enough? or more required??

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