ASTM F3379 - 20

    Standard Guide for Training for Public Safety Remote Pilot of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Endorsement

    Active Standard ASTM F3379 | Developed by Subcommittee: F38.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.09


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 Every person who is identified as a PS-RP shall have met the requirements of this guide.

    4.2 This guide is to be used by individuals and agencies having jurisdiction who wish to identify the minimum training standards for PS-RP.

    4.3 This guide is only the first level of training for PS-RP personnel, and as such, only establishes the minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required for a person to perform as a PS-RP.

    4.4 Nothing in this guide precludes a user of this guide from adding additional requirements for its own members. The US-specific examples are intended to establish a common frame of reference.

    4.5 This guide by itself is not a training document. It is only an outline of the topics required for training or evaluating a PS-RP, but it can be used to develop a training document or program.

    4.6 It is up to the training authority to determine the depth or detail of training to meet its needs. Terminologies and requirements for secondary or associated training should be task/specialization-specific—not all operators require all types and levels of training. This guide supports alternatives and subsets of knowledge requirements appropriate to the type of operation, when part of a documented training program according to Specification F3330.

    4.7 This guide does not stand alone and must be used with the referenced documents to provide the specific information needed by the user.

    4.8 This guide can be used to evaluate a book or other document to determine if its content meets the necessary topics for training a PS-RP. Likewise, the guide can be used to evaluate an existing training program to see if it meets the requirements of this guide.

    4.9 The knowledge, skill, and ability requirements presented in the following sections are not presented in any particular order and do not represent a training sequence.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide covers the minimum training requirements for public safety remote pilots (PS-RPs) as it relates to their general, field, and search specific knowledge and skills.

    1.2 This guide does not provide the minimum training requirements for sUAS operations in partially or fully collapsed structures, in or on water, in confined spaces, or underground (such as caves, mines, and tunnels.)

    1.2.1 Basic remote piloting skills and knowledge are found in Guide F3266.

    1.3 Personnel trained to this guide are not qualified to operate in leadership positions outside of UAS teams.

    1.4 Further training may be required before a PS-RP can participate on a particular kind of UAS team, depending on local needs, regulations, or policies of the authority holding jurisdiction (AHJ).

    1.5 This guide is created without regard to the type of unmanned aircraft system or personal protective equipment that is used by a PS-RP individual. It is expected that all UAS are compliant with Specification F3298 or Specification F2910.

    1.6 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses after SI units are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.7 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.8 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    F2908 Specification for Unmanned Aircraft Flight Manual (UFM) for an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)

    F2910 Specification for Design and Construction of a Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS)

    F3196 Practice for Seeking Approval for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Operations

    F3266 Guide for Training for Remote Pilot in Command of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Endorsement

    F3298 Specification for Design, Construction, and Verification of Lightweight Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

    F3330 Specification for Training and the Development of Training Manuals for the UAS Operator

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Documents

    FEMA 501-8 NIMS Basic - The Incident Command System

    NIMS National Incident Management System

    National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Document

    PMS 307 Work Capacity Test: Administrators Guide

    U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Standards

    Standard Test Methods for Response Robots


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 49.020 (Aircraft and space vehicles in general)

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    DOI: 10.1520/F3379-20

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3379-20, Standard Guide for Training for Public Safety Remote Pilot of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Endorsement, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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