Become an FAA-Certified Drone Pilot to Fly for Commercial Use

Pass your FAA drone exam on your first try

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  • Everything you need to pass the test. Our course covers all 120+ knowledge concepts across 65+ video-based lectures that the FAA requires drone pilots to learn in the UAS Airman Certification Standards
  • 350+ practice questions and answer key. We provide test questions for you to practice on, every step of the way. Take the quiz at the end of each lesson, plus our 5 full-length practice tests.
  • 12-page cram sheet. Key takeaways from each of our lessons to help you study more effectively.
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Your Outcome

Get Your FAA Remote Pilot Certificate

Become an FAA-Certified Drone Pilot to Fly for Commercial Use

Over 99% of our students pass the FAA exam on their first attempt, even though most of them have no prior experience in aviation. If they can do it, so can you.

To keep your license, you'll need to pass a recurrent FAA knowledge test every 24 months. Our students get lifetime access to our online training course, which we update regularly with the industry.

What's included?

70+ Video & Text Lessons

Access a curriculum built in partnership with a Gold Seal Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and former Chief Pilot of a Part 141 Flight School to align directly with the FAA's remote pilot certification requirements.

Lesson Quizzes & 5 Practice Tests

Quiz yourself at the bottom of each lesson, and take our full-length practice tests to see if you're ready to take the FAA's exam. Our answer key has full explanations for each question, so you'll know why a certain answer is correct.

Real FAA Test Questions

Master the FAA's test concepts with our database of 350+ multiple choice questions. After completing a practice test, you'll be emailed a performance report and a breakdown of your incorrect responses.

Drone Pilot Knowledge Center

We’ve rounded up the most common questions from our students and built a searchable Q&A database, so you benefit from those that went before you.

Cram Sheet

Use our 12-page cram sheet to cement important concepts before taking the test. Key takeaways from each lesson are all in one place to help you study more effectively.

Business Operations Lessons

Learn from a drone lawyer and other industry professionals about how they approach important legal, marketing, insurance, and business considerations.

Fits Your Learning Style

Whether you learn best by listening, reading, or doing, we use all of these tactics to help you learn. We also have closed captioning in each of our video lessons.

What Students Say

I have to admit that I was reluctant to purchase your course. I found several sites offering quick study and practice exams, but based on previous flying lessons from years ago, I found most of their content was inaccurate and sometimes very misleading. I finally took the plunge and enrolled this morning knowing that you offered a 30-day money back guarantee and I must say that I'm glad I did. The videos are very clear and content is very informative. I am impressed.


I just want to thank you for making this course. Admittedly, I was skeptical about spending several hundred dollars on an online course due to so many scams out there. Your course is VERY informative, and very well delivered. I like the speed at which the content is delivered, and the slides that go with everything. I’m only about 21% into it, but I’m really enjoying it. Looks like I'm going to have to go back and take some more notes!


I just wanted to tell you that I think you have put together an absolutely phenomenal course. The regulations have “forced” me to have a certification for a part of my business where one was never before needed. I was less than excited to spend the extra time and money to have the permission to add aerial footage to my real estate listings. But, not only has your course already taught me that there is some logic to these regulations, but that I can use my education gained here to actually enhance my value to prospective clients.


Course Curriculum

Welcome to Drone Pilot Ground School

  • 5 Quick-Start Tips for New Students
  • Download Your Test Supplement
  • Meet Your Instructor and Student Support Manager
  • Common Drone Industry Terms (Glossary)
  • Need Help? Contact Us.

Drone Rules and FAA Regulations

  • The Basics of Part 107 Regulations
  • Crew Member Definitions
  • Registering Your Drone
  • Reporting an Accident or In-Flight Emergency
  • Operating Limitations: Height, Speed, Minimum Visibility and Cloud Clearance
  • FAA Compliance: Flight Logging, Inspections and Required Documents
  • Flying From a Moving Vehicle
  • Flying at Night
  • Flying Over People and Moving Vehicles
  • Flying Visual Line-of-Sight
  • Alcohol, Drugs and Physiology
  • Airspace Authorization and Waivers

National Airspace System (NAS)

  • Class B Airspace
  • Class C Airspace
  • Class D Airspace
  • Class E Airspace
  • Class G Airspace
  • Special Use Airspace
  • Military Training Routes (MTRs)
  • TFRs and NOTAMs

Reading Sectional Charts

  • What’s a Sectional Chart?
  • Latitude and Longitude
  • VFR Checkpoints
  • Notification Boxes
  • MSL vs. AGL
  • Airports and Radio Frequencies
  • Isogonic Lines
  • Maximum Elevation Figures
  • Victor Airways
  • Advanced Sectional Chart Interpretation

Airport Operations

  • Reading a Chart Supplement
  • Runways and Traffic Patterns
  • Right of Way
  • Towered vs. Untowered Airports

Weather and Micrometeorology

  • Standard Conditions and Density Altitude
  • Wind and Currents
  • Moisture, Fog and Frost
  • Reading a METAR Report
  • Reading a TAF Report
  • Operating in Extreme Weather
  • Clouds, Ceilings and Visibility
  • Stable vs. Unstable Air (Understanding Air Masses)

Drone Flight Operations

  • Hazardous Flight Operations
  • Emergency Operations
  • Lost Link Procedures
  • LiPo Batteries
  • Aeronautical Decision-Making (ADM)
  • Crew Resource Management (CRM)
  • 5 Hazardous Attitudes
  • Radio Communications
  • UAS Loading and Performance
  • UAS Maintenance and Inspection
  • Pre-Flight Checklist

Practice Tests, Cram Sheet & FAA Exam

  • 5 Full-Length Practice Tests
  • Cram Sheet // Am I Ready to Take the Test?
  • Finding Your Test Center
  • Test Day Checklist
  • Using IACRA to Apply for Your Remote Pilot Certificate
  • Need a Certificate of Completion?
  • Recurrent Knowledge Test Prep

Bonus Lessons

  • Basic Flight Proficiency Training
  • How to Conduct Airspace Research
  • [Guide] Drone Liability and Hull Insurance
  • [Guide] Pricing Your Drone Services
  • [Interview] Using Drones to do Real Estate / Property Marketing
  • [Interview] Ask a Drone Lawyer: Key Legal Considerations for Starting a Drone Business
  • Aerial Videography Tips + Training Course Discount

Your Instructor

Alan Perlman

Alan literally crashed his way into the drone industry and hasn’t looked back. He founded UAV Coach in 2014 with a focus on education, safety, and commercial opportunity and launched Drone Pilot Ground School two years later. Earlier in his career, he ran a boutique marketing agency in NYC, built HubSpot’s customer certification program, and amassed colorful travel stories from 50+ countries as a cost-of-living research analyst.

Alan has a BA from Washington University in St. Louis. When not working, he’s planning his next outdoor adventure and playing with his dog Bleecker.

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