Commercial Drone Training: Private Group Instruction

Schedule a private commercial drone training class for you and your co-workers. Save money and let us come to you.

Private Group Commercial Drone Training

Do you and your coworkers need Part 107 certification training?

Twin Cities Drone School can provide the same rigorous training as our scheduled classes at your location and on your own schedule. This is an intensive, ten hour training program that will prepare you to pass the FAA Remote Pilot Certificate exam.

We serve private groups in the following industries:

  • Public safety
  • Surveying
  • Civil engineering
  • Construction
  • Mining
  • Agriculture
  • Real estate

Program Details

Here's what you need to know:

  • The curriculum is the same as our scheduled classes, and you get all of the same goodies, including our Remote Pilot Resource Pack.
  • This is a ten hour class split into two days. (If one day is a hard requirement, we can also provide an accelerated eight hour course with extra self-study materials).
  • Groups of 6 or more receive a discounted rate of $299 per person.
  • There are no charges for instructor travel / lodging for locations within a one hour drive of Minneapolis.
  • You provide the meeting room. If you do not have a meeting room, you are responsible for covering costs of renting a local training room.
  • Meeting rooms must have high-speed internet available.

COVID-19 Update
We are now scheduling in-person classes!

Affordable Tuition

Groups of 5 or more

Regular Tuition

The regular tuition rate of $399 per person includes all in-person training, books, maps, study materials, practice exams, and access to our online video course.

Groups of 4

Groups of 1-4

We're happy to work with smaller groups, but they will be charged the 5 attendee minimum at the regular tuition of $399 per person.

Groups of 5 or more

Groups of 6 or more

Discounted tuition of $299 per person.

Group drone training

What Does the Class Cover?

The curriculum is the same as our regular scheduled classes.

This is a test prep course which will prepare you to take and pass the FAA exam to obtain your Part 107 FAA Remote Pilot Certificate. This certificate is required for all non-hobby operations.

What's not included

The course does not include any flight instruction, nor do we provide any business consulting, such as which software to use or which insurance to purchase. The class is laser-focused on making sure you pass the test.

Meet The Instructor

Joel Roggenkamp

Joel Roggenkamp

Founder & CEO, Twin Cities Drone School


M.Ed., Business and Industry Education, University of Minnesota

FAA Certifications

Private Pilot License, Airplane Single Engine Land, with Instrument Rating
Remote Pilot Certificate with sUAS Rating


Joel Roggenkamp is a friendly and experienced educator and aviator who takes a student-centered approach to his teaching. He got his start in aerospace education at the age of 14, when he was appointed Aerospace Education Officer of his local Civil Air Patrol squadron. He took the Model Rocketry curriculum he developed there to St. Cloud Community Education, and later to North Hennepin Community College. In addition, he has five years of teaching experience ranging from middle school and high school, to teaching database development courses at the graduate level.

His aviation experience includes Cessna 152s and 172s, and most recently, flight time in a light sport Pipistrel Alpha. As well, Joel has been building and flying small unmanned aircraft systems for six years and is very excited to see where the industry will go, now that the FAA has finalized its rules on drone operations.

Our Clients

  • United Taconite
  • Hibbing Taconite
  • Ron Schara Productions
  • Orbital ATK
  • KIMT-TV Rochester
  • WEAU-TV Eau Claire
  • Mint Roofing
  • Landform
  • Anderson Companies
  • Ulland Brothers Construction
  • Nodak Insurnace
  • 3M
  • Best Buy
  • Marathon Petroleum
  • Dyno Nobel
  • Barr Engineering
  • Weiss Realty
  • Cleveland Cliffs
  • Superior Industries
  • Grand View Lodge
  • Whitetail Properties
  • Henderson Designs
  • Edina Realty
  • KW Realty
  • Renters Warehouse
  • US Dept. of Agriculture
  • Morrison County, MN
  • St. Louis County, MN
  • Hubbard County, MN
  • City of Minneapolis
  • City of St. Paul
  • City of St. Cloud
  • City of Maplewood
  • City of Edina
  • City of Wadena
  • Belle Plaine Public Schools
  • Waconia Pulbic Schools
  • Morris Public Schools
  • Greenway Public Schools
  • Minnetonka Public Schools
  • Morris Public Schools

Contact Us

Twin Cities Drone School
Phone: (763) 412-1967

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Minnesota Monthly
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