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Part 107 Knowledge Test

Introduction

Certification Steps

Please review the steps below in order to familiarize yourself with the entire process of obtaining your Remote Pilot Certificate.

Step 1: Schedule an appointment with a Knowledge Testing Center. Be sure to bring a government-issued photo ID to your test.

Step 2: Pass the initial aeronautical knowledge test. We'll go over each topic in detail and test your comprehension along the way.

Step 3: Complete your application for a remote pilot certificate using IACRA. Instructions for how to complete the application will be provided in Finishing Up at the end of the course.

Step 4: A confirmation email will be sent once you have completed the TSA security background check. This email will provide instructions for printing a copy of your temporary remote pilot certificate from IACRA. A permanent remote pilot certificate will be sent via regular mail once all other internal processing is complete.

Step 5: Have your Remote Pilot Certificate available whenever you fly your sUAS. It must be easily accessible during all sUAS operations.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to fly your drone under the Small UAS Rule (Part 107), you must obtain a Remote Pilot Certificate from the FAA. This certificate demonstrates that you understand the regulations, operating requirements, and procedures for safely flying drones. In this section you will learn about the requirements for taking the Part 107 exam for first-time pilots.

To take the knowledge test and apply for a Remote Pilot Certificate, you must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Provide appropriate identification which contains the applicant's
    • Photograph;
    • Signature;
    • Date of birth; and
    • If the permanent mailing address is a post office box number, then you must provide a current residential address.
  • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand English
  • Be in a physical and mental condition that would not interfere with the safe operation of sUAS

Identification Requirements

All Applicants U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Non-U.S. Citizens

Identification information must be:

  • Valid
  • Current (not expired)

Identification must include the applicant's:

  • Photo
  • Date of birth
  • Signature
  • Physical residential address
  • Driver permit or license issued by a U.S. state or territory
  • U.S. Government identification card
  • U.S. Military identification card
  • Passport, or
  • Alien residency card
  • Passport

AND

  • Driver permit or license issued by a U.S. state or territory, or
  • Identification card issued by any government entity

Additional Identification Requirements

If the acceptable form(s) of identification (as listed in the table above) does not include valid and current proof of the applicant’s physical/residential address, the applicant may utilize his or her parent’s permanent, physical/residential address; or, the applicant may provide proof of his or her physical/residential address by presenting one of the acceptable forms of applicant address verification listed below. Examples of an unacceptable physical/residential address are a post office box, rural route, flight school address (unless the applicant resides at the school), or a commercial business/employer address.

  • Public utilities (i.e., water, electric, gas) statement
    • Statements from cable companies are NOT an acceptable form of address verification.
  • Mortgage statement
  • Lease agreement (signed)
  • Property deed
  • Property tax bill or receipt
  • Homeowners or renter's insurance statement
  • Motor vehicle title/registration documentation
  • U.S. Military 'Home of Record' documentation
  • Voter registration card

For an applicant under age 18, who does not possess an acceptable form(s) of identification, a parent or legal guardian is required to accompany the applicant, and after presenting identification as described in this table, may attest to the applicant's identity.

English Language Proficiency Requirement

You must accomplish the entire application process and testing procedures with sufficient fluency in the English language so that crew coordination and communication is never in doubt. Pilots must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language. If you cannot meet these requirements of English fluency, a Remote Pilot Certificate cannot be issued. However, the FAA may make an exception if you are unable to meet one of these requirements due to medical reasons, such as a hearing impairment.

Test Format

All test questions are objective and multiple-choice. Each question can be answered by the selection of a single response. Each test question is independent of other questions; therefore, a correct response to one does not depend upon, or influence, the correct response to another. The minimum passing score is 70 percent. The test contains 60 questions; you are allowed 2 hours to complete.

Test Tips

Prior to launching the actual test, the testing software will provide you with an opportunity to practice navigating through the test. This practice (or tutorial) session may include sample questions. These sample questions have no relation to the content of the test but are meant to familiarize you with the look and feel of the system screens, including selecting an answer, marking a question for later review, time remaining for the test, and other features of the testing software.

When taking the knowledge test, please keep the following points in mind:

  • Carefully read the instructions provided with the test.
  • Answer each question in accordance with the latest regulations and guidance publications.
  • Read each question carefully before looking at the answer options. You should clearly understand the problem before trying to solve it.
  • After formulating a response, determine which answer option corresponds with your answer. The answer you choose should completely solve the problem.
  • Remember that only one answer is complete and correct. The other possible answers are either incomplete or erroneous.
  • If a certain question is difficult for you, mark it for review and return to it after you have answered the less difficult questions. This procedure will enable you to use the available time to maximum advantage.

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