Drone Pilot Training

In order to fly your drone under the FAA’s 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.


To become a Drone Pilot you must:

  • Be at least 16 years old.
  • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand English
  • Be in a physical and mental condition to safely fly a drone
  • Pass the initial aeronautical knowledge exam: “Unmanned Aircraft General – Small (UAG)”

Are you a first time Pilot?

  1. Schedule to complete the Drone Pilot
    ground school at The Pilot Place.
  2. Obtain a FAA Tracking Number (FTN) with
    the assistance of The Pilot Place instructor.
  3. Schedule the Drone Pilot Test at a FAA approved testing center.
  4. Pass the Drone Pilot Test
  5. Submit an 8710-13 in IACRA with the assistance of The Pilot Place.
  6. A confirmation email will be sent when an applicant has completed the TSA security background check. This email will provide instructions for printing a copy of the temporary remote pilot certificate from IACRA!

Are you a current FAA certificate holder?

  1. You must have a current Flight Review within the past 24 months.
  2. Complete the online training course.
  3. Submit an 8710-13 in IACRA
  4. Schedule with The Pilot Place Instructor to sign the 8710-13 to obtain your new certificate!