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Implementing a Drone Program for Crash Reconstruction: What You Need to Know (VoD)   

Operating Drones (UAS) for crash and crime scene mapping requires a remote pilot certificate from the FAA (Part 107) or a COA (Public Safety Only). Understanding the rules and procedures to operate in different types of airspace with the proper waivers/authorizations can be overwhelming at times but is necessary to operate safely and in accordance with all FAA regulations. In this Video on Demand, Mark DiCocco (Forensic Mapping Solutions) will explore the basics of starting and operating a UAS program.

Topics Include

  • Starting and operating a UAS program
  • Obtaining an FAA Remote Pilot Certificate
  • Registering your UAS with the FAA
  • Obtaining controlled airspace authorizations and waivers
  • Obtaining Part 107 waivers (flying at night, etc.)
  • Airspace 101 (what you need to know)
  • Best practices for crash scene mapping using your UAS


This is an individually recorded and professionally produced breakout session from the 2021 Symposium on Traffic Safety.


Law enforcement, military, private crash reconstructionists, claims adjustors, and engineers

Course Length

2 hours

Online Details

Online environment: Videos on Demand (VoDs) provide comprehensive, subject-specific information and must be viewed within 30 days upon registration. Once the 30-day period has ended, you may have limited access and be required to re-enroll. Additional fees may apply.

Computer requirements: You will complete the course entirely online. A dependable broadband internet connection with a Windows or Mac computer and Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download) are required.

Companion VoDs:

Crash Investigation

Impaired Driving

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What Our Students Are Saying

  • “The course gave me exactly the information that I was seeking.” – Inv. G.C.

This course is not eligible for certificate discounts.



Schedule Changes

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received an official confirmation email prior to the first day of class, please contact us at (904) 620-4786 or before traveling or making airline reservations.

Registration and Fees

Full payment must accompany all registrations. You may register online and pay with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card, or you may download a Registration Form and mail it to IPTM with a check.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Complete the Cancellation Request Form and return it to IPTM. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. A 20% administrative fee will be assessed to all refunds if the cancellation request is received within 14 days of the course start date. In lieu of a refund, student substitutions can be made or a credit can be issued for a future course. No refunds will be given for no-shows. If materials for an online course were sent to the student, the appropriate materials and shipping costs will be deducted from the refund amount. Materials may be returned to IPTM in their original condition at the student's expense. Once IPTM has received and inspected them, the refund will be processed.

Due to the automated format of online independent study courses and Videos on Demand (VoDs), no refunds or substitutions can be made after registration.

Course Confirmations

A minimum number of registrations must be received for an in-person class to run as scheduled. When the minimum criterion has been met, written confirmation will be emailed to you. Please do not travel or make airline reservations until you receive written notification confirming that the course will run as scheduled.

Transportation and Lodging

Most locations are served by several major airlines. Transportation, food and lodging are the responsibility of the student. For information on training locations, please visit our Locations page or call us at (904) 620-4786. For courses in Jacksonville, the University of North Florida maintains a list of area hotels on the Campus Travel Management page.

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