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New Partner: UAV’s Drone Pilot Ground School

The NRCIA is excited to announce a new partnership with UAV’s Drone Pilot Ground School.

NRCIA members are encouraged to sign up through the member portal to get $100 off the one-time course fee!


If you’re looking to fly a drone for any non-recreational purpose, you must get a Remote Pilot Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under the Part 107 regulations. Common names for this Certificate are drone license, Part 107 license, and Part 107certificate. Your Certificate can be used to operate a drone in all U.S. states and territories. You must renew the certificate every 2 years.


From start to finish, it takes the majority of students 4-6 weeks to get their FAA drone pilot license.

Study with Drone Pilot Ground School

Most students spend 15-20 hours over 2 to 3 233ks going through the online self-paced lessons and practice tests.

Pass the FAA Exam

You’ll get 2 hours to take the 60-question multiple-choice test, and you’ll find our right there if you pass or fail.

Get Your FAA License

After passing your test, complete a 15-minute online application at home. Get your temporary certificate within 4-6 business days, and you’re legal to fly commercially!


The FAA test has 60 multiple-choice questions. You have 2 hours to take the test, and you must get a 70% or higher to pass.

There are 120+ concepts in the UAS Airman Certification Standards. Here are some of the
key topics you’ll be tested on:

  • Drone Laws & FAA Regulations
  • National Airspace System (NAS)
  • Reading Sectional Charts
  • Airport Operations
  • Remote ID
  • Night Operations
  • Weather & Micrometeorology
  • sUAS Loading and Performance
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Crew Resource Management
  • Radio Communication Procedures
  • Physiological Effects of Drugs & Alcohol
  • Aeronautical Decision-Making

UAV’s Drone Pilot Ground School online test prep course covers all 120+ concepts that may appear on the Part 107 test. Interestingly enough, the FAA does not require that students demonstrate drone flight proficiency in order to get a drone license. The Pilot Program does offer hands-on flight training through in-person flying classes with experienced instructors.

To learn more about UAV’s program, visit or review their brochure below.


Author: Kari Meyer

Operations for NRCIA