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Embry-Riddle partners with Women and Drones for professional education opportunities

Now is the time to separate yourself from others and advance your education. This is why Women and Drones has partnered with one of the best academic institutions that is focused on aviation education. Professional education courses are available for everyone, from aviation beginners to seasoned pilots, catering to your needs and interests.

It is an honor to partner with an organization that is focused in growing the aviation industry. Embry-Riddle joins Women and Drones in inspiring and supporting more women to pursue careers in STEM and aviation. As the leader in aviation and aerospace education, it is the perfect fit for ERAU and Women and Drones to connect and establish this partnership.

Why it matters to you

If your employer offers tuition assistance for professional education, you should use those benefits to pursue the many professional education opportunities offered by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide Campus. 

Embry-Riddle brings academically challenging, high-quality education to you — whether in your home or office. Our professional education courses are offered with asynchronous online learning. 

U.S. News and World Report recognized Embry-Riddle with 9 top rankings

Through our Office of Professional Education, we offer education designed for a broad range of employees at all levels of any organization. They range from basic to advanced.

And now, by partnering with Women and Drones, Embry-Riddle is making it easier for you to get the most out of furthering your knowledge and chart a clear course toward career success. 

Professional education pathways

ERAU is uniquely poised to develop leaders in emerging aviation technology through degrees, tracks/specialties, and certificate programs that offer limitless potential.

  • The integration of Uncrewed and Autonomous Systems Technology certificates and degrees with our Aviation, Space and Aerospace programs, encapsulates a broad spectrum of scientific research and engineering disciplines. This multidisciplinary approach ensures a thorough exploration of the technological frontiers in aviation and aerospace.
  • Our specialized certificates and degrees, such as Technical Management, and Aviation Business Administration, are meticulously designed to encompass crucial areas such as aviation legislation and policy. This focus is pivotal in cultivating the expertise required to spearhead the development of infrastructure for the advancement of tomorrow’s air mobility and autonomous systems technologies.
  • ERAU’s advanced professional education programs and certificates for UAS pilots are tailored to enhance technical proficiency in specific mission areas, including Public Safety, and operations of Multirotor and Fixed-wing UAS. Our aim is to equip remote pilots with the skills necessary for career advancement and leadership in the field of uncrewed systems.
Register — and identify as a Women and Drones Educational Alliance Partner student — to begin your ERAU professional education and networking with today’s aviation innovators!

Questions and Answers

Additional questions may be directed to or 386-481-9070.

Both organizations seek to promote, inspire, and support the growth of women in pursuit of careers in STEM and aviation/aerospace fields. The partnership focuses on the educational development of women in this evolving industry.
Anyone in the Women and Drones community interested in aviation and aerospace careers may enroll in professional education courses. Registration for ERAU degree programs requires an educational background appropriate for the level of the courses.
  • The courses and programs are tailored to a broad set of aviation skills, to advance and engage students with realistic, expected performance, and context aligned to evolving changes in the job market.
  • ERAU certifications and certificate programs are industry-recognized. Also, Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are earned with course completion, and can be applied to lifelong learning and continuous improvement programs within aviation industry employers. Certificates of completion are provided for all courses successfully completed, documenting the CEUs earned.
  • The professional education instructors are industry subject mater experts, and readily network with students to assist them in seeking career opportunities
A vast selection of aviation-related courses, certificate programs, and training sessions represent uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS); management and leadership; safety and risk; business and finance; ground schools; pilot and crew; cybersecurity; and, engineering and maintenance categories. ERAU professional education encourages prospective students to search and review the courses within the catalog.
The typical duration of courses is 4 weeks, 6 weeks, or 8 weeks. There are self-guided courses that extend for a year.
Worldwide professional education courses and programs are all conducted online as asynchronous learning, accessed through the learning management system. There are a few courses that may convene as workshops, or have short residency requirements.
The Office of Professional Education staff is available for course advisement. Contact them via email at or telephone 386-481-9070.
  • Professional education courses are open enrollment, requiring no application.
  • There are a few advanced courses and certificates that have technical skills requirements, and these prerequisites are delineated in the courses’ descriptions.
  • First, create a student profile within the educational system, ensuring that you select Women and Drones as your Educational Alliance Partner.
  • Then, you review and select professional education courses within the professional education catalog. Each course detail page provides learning scope, resources, and session dates. You enroll by selecting the session hyperlinks, that take you through the enrollment and purchase steps.
  • You may also search for courses via the calendar, as courses begin the first day of each month. You can select the course session that interests you, and enroll by clicking the “Add to Cart” button at the bottom of the session page. You will be prompted through the enrollment and payment process.
  • Students may also enroll in degree courses and programs through the regular ERAU admissions application process.
Payment is processed online via self-pay, by credit card only.
  • At the moment, these options are not extended for professional education programs. Some industry employers offer partial or full tuition coverage as part of their continuing educational programs. Contact your employer to determine if this support is available.
  • The ERAU Office of Professional Education staff is ready to assist you in understanding how these employer-funded programs are instituted. Contact them via email at or telephone 386-481-9070.
  • All professional education courses have a four-business day Add/Drop period after the published start date.
  • No refunds will be issued after the Add/Drop period, and a 25% Administration fee will be charged for any transfers to a later session.
Students will need a laptop, personal computer or tablet, and internet service for all professional education online courses. Very few courses require any purchased textbook or materials, and those are identified with purchase information on the course details page.
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Contact Us

For more information and to inquire about professional education courses tailored to your needs, please reach out to our Office of Professional Education staff. You will receive responsive, personal assistance in setting up your course of study.

Phone: 386-481-9070

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