If you plan to operate your drone for commercial reasons (for Business or Work), you must carry a Remote Pilot License issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In order to obtain a Remote Pilot license, you must complete an Aeronautical Knowledge test at an FAA certified testing center, prior to applying for your certification.
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Please Note: A person who already holds a pilot certificate issued under 14 CFR part 61 and has successfully completed a flight review within the previous 24 months can complete a part 107 online training course at www.faasafety.gov to satisfy this requirement.
The FAA Part 107 Aeronautical Knowledge Test is a 2-Hour 60 question exam which must be undertaken in-person at an approved FAA Knowledge Testing Center by anyone wishing to obtain a commercial sUAS / drone certification.
The Drone Authority provides a preparation course for people planning to take the FAA exam. The comprehensive curriculum was created using all knowledge concepts that the FAA requires drone pilots to learn.
You must schedule with an FAA certified Knowledge Testing Center (KTC), which administers initial and recurrent FAA knowledge exams.
The initial aeronautical knowledge test covers more than 12 topics related to safe operation of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems and basic aeronautical knowledge.
The FAA Airman Certificate and/or Rating Application must be completed using the electronic FAA Integrated Airman Certificate and/or Rating Application system (IACRA).
A permanent remote pilot certificate will be sent via mail once all FAA-internal processing is complete. An email with a temporary certification will be sent prior to your permanent certificate arriving.
The Aeronautical Knowledge Test with the FAA requires specific knowledge of airspace regulations, operational guidelines and weather resources, among many other topics. This e-guide provides a resource for the FAA provided study material needed to prepare for your commercial drone operator license exam.
126-Page Study eGuide Includes: