Certificate of Authorization
COA is an authorization issued by the Air Traffic Organization to a public operator for a specific UA activity. After a complete application is submitted, FAA conducts a comprehensive operational and technical review. If necessary, provisions or limitations may be imposed as part of the approval to ensure the UA can operate safely with other airspace users. In most cases, FAA will provide a formal response within 60 days from the time a completed application is submitted.

Certificates of Waiver or Authorization Online System and Quick Links
Guide to Understanding Public Aircraft Operations, COAs and SGIs
Webinar: A Dive into the FAA UAS CoA Process
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