Training and Classes

CRASAR has taught over 1,000 public safety responders in 7 countries in ground, aerial, and marine robots. We are now offering classes through the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment State EDGE group. CRASAR is the oldest institution devoted to promoting the use of ground, marine and aerial unmanned systems for public safety. Since 2001, our trained volunteers have assisted incident command at 28 disasters in 5 countries.


CRASAR is the oldest institution devoted to promoting the use of ground, marine and aerial unmanned systems for public safety. Since 2001, our trained volunteers have assisted incident command at 28 disasters in 5 countries. CRASAR is the oldest institution devoted to promoting the use of ground, marine and aerial unmanned systems for public safety.

scheduled classes

Small Unmanned Aerial Systems for Emergency Managers

This online course was co-developed by the Florida State University and Texas A&M University members of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue and distills lessons learned since 2005 in deploying SUAS to actual disasters including Hurricane Katrina, Fukushima Daiichi, and especially recent work with Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management at Hurricane Harvey.

It is intended as a class for emergency responders and emergency management professionals, as well as unmanned systems developers, who are making strategic decisions about the use of unmanned systems (ground, aerial, and marine). It is not a class on how to fly SUAS and does not require any familiarity with SUAS or other types of robots.

Online registration is available through the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station.

UAS Response Technician I

The UAS Response Technician I (URT1) training course is the first of two required courses for the UAS Response Technician Certification.

This 16-hour course covers a combination of knowledge and practical skills the enable the student to operate UAS safely and effectively in public safety, emergency and disaster situations. Scenario based practical training will reinforce classroom sessions and ensure students gain hands on experience relating to public safety missions.

Online registration for upcoming classes is available via the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station.

UAS Response Technician II

The UAS Response Technician II (URT2) training course is the second of two required courses for the UAS Response Technician Certification. All student must have completed UAS Response Technician I within the preceding 12 months to take this course.

This course covers a combination of knowledge and practical skills the enable the student to operate UAS safely and effectively in emergency and disaster situations. Scenario based practical training will reinforce classroom sessions and ensure students gain hands on experience relating to public safety missions. The last day will include the Practical Exam for the UAS Response Technician Certification.

Online registration for upcoming classes is available via the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station.

Our Courses

upcoming event

  • July 23-27, 2018sUAS Part 107 Training / Fort Bend County OEM / Richmond, TX
  • Aug. 20-21, 2018UAS Response Technician I / Lynwood, IL
  • Aug. 22-24, 2018UAS Response Technician II / Lynwood, IL
  • Oct. 8-9, 2018UAS Response Technician I / RMUS / Salt Lake City, UT
  • Oct. 10-12, 2018UAS Response Technician II / RMUS / Salt Lake City, UT

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