Drone Pilot Info

Drone Pilot

Part 107 sUAS Pilot


The FAA changed the rules for all FAA Knowledge Tests on January 13, 2020

If you already have any FAA certificate, you already have an FTN number, even if you don’t have an IACRA account.

Your certificate number IS NOT your FTN Number.


If you have an IACRA account, login with your user id and password and get your FTN Number.

If you don’t have an IACRA account, you’ll have to create one. Go to the FAA IACRA website; at the top right corner click on “Register”, choose “applicant”, scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on “Agree to TOS and continue”. Type all information they ask, double check for errors, and submit. You’ll be given your FTN Number. 

If you’re new to the FAA, you will have to access the FAA IACRA website before taking the exam, create an account, and obtain an “FTN Number”. Go to the FAA “Airman Testing” page for more information:


Basic Information on how to get the Drone License

Step 1: Study and prepare for the Knowledge Test

(see links below for free information and test material)


FAA Drone Site

Google “Part 107 Training” and you’ll find a bunch of websites that offer training. Some are free. Some are TOO Expensive!

Step 2: Additional recommended study aids:

  • Buy or get a Sectional Chart
  • Get $5 ASA Test Prep App for your smart phone or tablet: iOS or Android

Step 3 : Register to take the Knowledge Test

  • Get FTN number from IACRA website (see above)
  • Go to the PSI website: https://faa.psiexams.com/faa/login
  • Or call PSI-Cats at (844) 704-1487
  • You’ll have to create a PSI account: After entering the FTN, First, and Last Name, then PSI’s system will call out to FAA’s Integrated Airman Certification and Rating Application (IACRA) system.  If it is an exact match, then you will be able to create your PSI account. 
  • Once you create your PSI Account, you will select the FAA Test.
  • Make sure you select our location: Nebraska Flight Center, Omaha Nebraska, 68110), test date, test time, and make payment.
  • You can also register and schedule your test by calling PSI-Cats at (844) 704-1487

Step 4: After you pass the test:

  • Don’t have details of this process yet, but you’ll have to…
  • Go to the FAA IACRA website
  • Follow the instructions
  • Once the process is completed, you will be allowed to print your temporary certificate
  • It might take a few hours or a day or two
  • Your permanent certificate will arrive by mail in a few weeks

If you have an FAA Sport, Recreational, Private, Commercial of ATP Pilot Certificate, you might not have to take the test.

Click HERE for more information