Unmanned Operator Certification

As a commercial UAS, or drone, operator, broker or end user, you want to know if your operation or the service providers you engage are systematically managing risk and operating under the highest professional safety and quality standards in the industry.

Organizations may look the same on paper, but who has the better risk profile and can demonstrate that to project stakeholders?

EXACT is a global, independent, standardized, third-party assessment and industry best practices accreditation which exceeds regulatory minimums for all unmanned and autonomous applications.

Current EXACT Certified Operators work across all industries and verticals including public safety, mining, accident reconstruction, newsgathering, insurance, search and rescue, humanitarian, real estate, movie and television filming, precision agriculture,  aerial photography, surveying, sports and special event filming, forestry, oceanographic and other commercial, defense, enterprise, and government sectors.


For UAS End Users

  • How is your company vetting UAS operators or contractors or your own internal departments?
  • What standards are you using to assess operators?
  • How do you know an operator is adhering to best practice standards and score them for risk?


For UAS Operators

As a UAS Service Provider, differentiate your business and attract premium customers by demonstrating a safe, legal,  and high-quality drone operation with EXACT Certification.

  • How do you demonstrate that your organization is safe to buyers, in particular, to Risk Managers?
  • How do you distinguish yourself as an industry leader?
  • How do grow your business and reach premier clientele?
  • How do you develop and promote a positive safety culture in your organization?

Building a Professional Community

Operators that achieve EXACT Certification are driving safety, quality, and continuous improvement across their organizations.

Components of the EXACT Program:

  • An initial pre-assessment to benchmark organization’s current state against the EXACT Standard
  • Manuals and preparatory work to move organization toward EXACT Standard compliance
  • EXACT Assessment
  • Remedial support to address discrepancies
  • Final EXACT Assessment Report and Certificate
  • Ongoing best practices sharing
  • Adaptation to new developments and regulations as they emerge
  • Training for organization
  • Ongoing promotion of your organization

Assessment and Certification

Expand your commercial opportunities as a professional organization, demonstrate a commitment to safety, and establish your business as forward-thinking in drone operations risk management vetted against a global, best practices UAS standard.

There are four (4) EXACT Assessment Categories dependent on the MTOM (Max Take-Off Mass) of the largest UAV and whether operated under Visual Line of Sight or Beyond Visual Line of Sight condition




Demonstrate your organization’s commitment to reducing risk and operational excellence for customers and stakeholders.

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