- Designed For
- Anyone interested in becoming a certified drone pilot.
- Online | Self-paced
- Ongoing │ No time limit
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This OSU-backed course in conjunction with VDOS takes the guesswork out of becoming a drone pilot. It focuses on the complex topics that make up the test and will help walk you through the test and the proper paperwork necessary to be a certified drone pilot!
How to Get Drone Certified
To fly your unmanned aircraft system (UAS - aka "drone") professionally, you'll first need to pass the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) exam in order to be a certificated Remote Pilot. This new course is your first step by preparing you for the FAA Drone Pilot Part 107 Test and provides an excellent supplement to other, more detailed study guides.
What is the Part 107 Test?
The FAA Part 107 Test is a required exam to become a certified drone pilot. The test made up of 60 multiple choice questions, and requires a passing rate of 70 or higher.
Where Do You Take the Remote Pilot Test?
Once you're ready for the test, you'll need to take it at an approved testing center, contact information to set up a test is listed below:
- Computer Assisted Testing Service (CATS) 1-800-947-4228
- PSI / LaserGrade Computer Testing 1-800-211-2753
Oregon State is a member of the Pan-Pacific Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Test Range Complex, one of six FAA-approved test range areas.
Qualifications to sit for the FAA Part 107 Test:
- Be at least 16 years old
- Be able to read, speak, write, and understand English (exceptions may be made if the person is unable to meet one of these requirements for a medical reason, such as hearing impairment)
- Be in a physical and mental condition to safely operate a small UAS
- Pass the initial aeronautical knowledge exam at an FAA-approved knowledge testing center
- Be vetted by the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA)
What You'll Learn
- Applicable regulations relating to small unmanned aircraft system rating privileges, limitations, and flight operation
- Airspace classification and operating requirements, and flight restrictions affecting small unmanned aircraft operation
- Aviation weather sources and effects of weather on small unmanned aircraft performance
- Emergency procedures
- Aeronautical decision-making and judgment
- Maintenance and preflight inspection procedures
- Airport operations