Remote Pilot Certification Test Prep

Quick Course Facts

Course Description

What is a small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS)?

An sUAS is the unmanned aircraft and the equipment used to safely operate that aircraft.

You must have a remote pilot certificate to fly an sUAS for commercial or non-hobbyist purposes. Hobbyists can fly without the certification but still have to follow many of the same rules.

How do I get a remote pilot certificate?

You must take and pass the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) sUAS Airman Knowledge exam before you can apply for a Remote Pilot Certificate.

We can help you!

Our course will prepare non-aviators for the FAA sUAS Airman Knowledge exam.

Our FAA-certified instructor teaches through highly interactive classroom discussions.

Learn about sUAS and the rules

Our course covers these topics:

  • FAA Part 107 regulations for operation of sUAS
  • Operating requirements
  • Airspace classifications
  • Weather information
  • Loading and performance
  • Maintenance and inspection procedures

Prepare for the certification test

Your instructor will share FAA test taking tips.

Plus, you will be able to take sample exams.

Career Outlook: sUAS field is growing

The FAA estimates that sUAS sales for commercial purposes will grow from 600,000 in 2016 to 2.7 million by 2020.

Certified sUAS operators will be in demand in many sectors. Examples include:

  • Real estate
  • Insurance
  • Construction
  • Aerial photography
  • Agriculture
  • Public safety
  • Defense industries

Credentials in Detail

After successfully completing this course, you will be prepared to take the FAA small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Airman Knowledge exam.

Once you pass the exam, you will be eligible to apply for a Remote Pilot Certificate.

Where can I take the exam?

Our Northwest Campus Professional Certification Testing Center is a certified FAA testing center.

The Remote Pilot Certification test fee is $150. The FAA sets the test fee.

Course You Will Take

  • ARPA-1071 Remote Pilot Certification

How to Apply

Get started: Apply & register for class



Northwest Campus

Erma C. Johnson Hadley Northwest Center of Excellence for Aviation, Transportation & Logistics (CEATL)

Northwest Alliance Workforce Programs

Call 817-515-7707


Updated January 20, 2023