Texas Tech University


In order to purchase any drone or drone components at Texas Tech University you must first receive approval from the Department of Environmental Health & Safety for the purchase. Employees wishing to purchase a drone can request approval by submitting the Drone Notification Form to EHS. If engaging in Department of Defense contract research, be aware of the recent prohibition of procurement of foriegn-made drone systems DARS: 2020-O0015.

After approval is obtained:

  1. The user must register the aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) if it weighs more than 0.55 lbs. (250 grams) and less than 55 lbs. (25 kg) and obtain a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) or a Remote Pilot Certificate from the FAA.
  2. The user must obtain a certificate of insurance with a $1,000,000 liability limit and provide that to the Office of Risk Management.
  3. In order to fly the drone on or over University Property the user must receive written approval from the Texas Tech Police Department.


Drone Notification Form

TTU OP 76.07

FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems