The Small UAS Safety Certificate is designed to set a safety inspired foundation for any UAS operation. The Unmanned Safety Institute’s Small UAS Safety Certificate covers all pertinent aeronautical knowledge as outlined by the FAA and augments this knowledge with safety practices that will ensure all participants are responsible remote pilots ready to lead in the UAS industry. The Small UAS Safety Certificate meets both the safety-training requirement for USI PRO™ ratings and the FAA knowledge areas required for the Remote Pilot Airman Certificate. The Small UAS Safety Certificate also gives remote pilots a sound foundation in the theoretical, covering a wide survey of UAS technologies and concepts. In order to qualify for the certificate, applicants must complete an approved course of study covering the course themes and a pass a proctored exam. The total time required is estimated at 155 hours, with each of the four courses requiring approximately 39 hours of work. Successful completion of the certification exam grants the student an industry-recognized safety credential in Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems. The coursework is also recommended for up to 12 college credits by the American Council on Education. The scholarship winner will receive access to the coursework, digital workbooks accompanying each section of the certificate curriculum, a practice exam, the certification exam, and digital badging credentials from Credlin.