Unmanned Aircraft Pilot Licence (UAPL) up to 7kg Multirotor (Practical Training with Assessment)

Are you planning to apply for the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) Class A Rotorcraft Unmanned Aircraft Pilot Licence (UAPL) to operate a multirotor up to 7kg?

This five-day practical course is designed to prepare participants for the UAPL assessment – a requirement if you are planning to fly UA commercially.

On top of the training provided, you will get two attempts at the Class A Rotorcraft UAPL (up to 7kg multirotor) assessment, conducted by our Authorised Flight Examiners (AFEs).

This course is conducted by CAAS approved instructors/AFEs who are existing UAPL holders, with at least five years of experience in UA flight operation and teaching, on average.

You are recommended to take and pass the CAAS UAPL Theory Test prior to attending this course.

If you are unsure which UA or drone course you should take, visit our UA training page to see how you can begin your journey.

To know more about the UA regulations and operating guidelines, visit the CAAS UA website.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, you will be able to operate a multirotor UA of up to 7kg competently. You will also be able to demonstrate a strong understanding in the following areas:

  1. Operating a UA system

  2. Pre-flight and post-flight checks of the UA, with reference to the Original Equipment Manufacturer documents and training manuals

  3. Smooth and controlled flying of the following manoeuvres without Global Positioning System assistance:

    • Precision hovering at different orientations

    • Straight and level circuits

    • Climbing and descending circuits

    • Figure of “8”

    • Precision landing

  4. Mission planning procedures via ground control system and able to execute/modify mission during flight

  5. Emergency procedures:

    • Immediate landing

    • Abort of landing

    • Emergency stop

    • Return to home

Who Should Attend?

New Class A Rotorcraft UAPL applicants with no prior UA experience planning to operate multirotor of up to 7kg for commercial purpose.

Entry Requirement

You are expected to have a good command of the English Language, and be at least 16 years old at the point of application.

You are recommended to take and pass the CAAS UAPL Theory Test prior to attending this course.


Participants will be awarded a certificate of completion upon meeting the 75% course attendance requirement.

For courses with formal assessment component, participants will be awarded the certification of completion upon passing the assessment. Otherwise, a certification of attendance will be issued instead upon meeting the 75% course attendance requirement.

Your results will be submitted to CAAS at the end of the course, upon passing the assessment for Class A Rotorcraft (up to 7kg multirotor) UAPL.

Course Dates

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Course Duration

5 days (7 hours per day, with breaks)

Course Venue

Republic Polytechnic / Singapore Turf Club (Kranji)

Fees for 2022

Full Course Fees (with GST) Singapore Citizens aged 39 & below OR Singapore PR Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens OR Singapore PR
$2,835.50 $850.65 $283.55 $320.65

Fees for 2023

Full Course Fees (with GST) Singapore Citizens aged 39 & below Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above Singapore PR SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens SME-sponsored Singapore PR
$2,862.00 $850.65 $283.55 $858.60 $320.65 $328.60
- Payment may be made using SkillsFuture Credit.
- Fees reflected are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST). In line with the government fee freeze directive from 1 Jan to 31 Dec 2023, the fees in 2023 for Singapore Citizen will remain the same as 2022. RP will absorb the additional 1% GST for Singapore Citizen in 2023 only.
- This course is supported by NTUC UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme) from 4 Jul 2022 to 31 Mar 2023. Find out how to apply for UTAP.

Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fee and application closing dates without prior notice. The commencement of each course is subject to sufficient number of participants. 

All information is accurate at time of publishing. 

Last updated on 02 Nov 2022

Need more help?

If you are still unsure about which course to pursue, please contact our Academy for Continuing Education