FAA Aeronautical Knowledge Test

FAA Aeronautical Knowledge Test

The FAA Aeronautical Knowledge Test is a 60 question multiple choice test designed to ensure your comprehension of safe aviation practices. This test must be taken and passed by all UAV Pilots who would like to operate UAVs commercially and receive their Remote Pilot Certificate. The only exceptions to this are those people who are currently flying under a previously-approved Section 333 Exemption, or those people who are already licensed pilots under Part 61 (Part 61 License Holders have the option to take an online course instead of the Knowledge Test). If you are not in one of these two groups of people, you must pass the Aeronautical Knowledge Test in order to provide commercial services within the United States of America. To receive free access to our informational materials on obtaining your Remote Pilot Certificate, please click on the picture or the link below to learn more!

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Part 61 License Holders ONLY

As a Part 61 license holder (Recreational/Sport, Private, Commercial, or Airline Transport Pilot) you have the option of taking a different pathway to obtain your Remote Pilot Certificate and in turn, provide commercial services with a UAV. This pathway allows you to bypass the Aeronautical Knowledge Test and instead take an online training course, known as the ALC-451 Course. At the completion of this course you will receive course credit. From there, you can apply for your Remote Pilot Certificate and set up a Validation Appointment with your local Flight Standards District office to complete the process. To take the course, please click the picture or the link below. Make sure to login to the FAA Safety Website before completing the course.

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Part 61 License Holders ONLY
Topics

Topics

There are 5 general topics covered on the Aeronautical Knowledge Test, including; Regulations, Airspace and Requirements, Weather, Loading and Performance, and Operations, each comprising 15-25%, 15-25%, 11-16%, 7-11%, and 35-45% of the test respectively. In order to achieve the minimum passing score of 70%, it will be important for test-takers to understand aeronautical knowledge from each of this main topics. To learn more about each of these topics, please consider taking our Part 107 Study Curriculum, which highlights the specific information within each of these general topics. The course contains hours of content, 15 practice quizzes, 5 practice tests, and 2 practice exams. To learn more or to enroll, please click on the picture or on the link below.

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Test Specs

The FAA Aeronautical Knowledge Test is a 60 question, multiple choice test. There are five general topics highlighted on the test. In order to pass the test, test-takers must achieve a minimum of a 70% on the test. The cost of the FAA Aeronautical Knowledge Test is $150, which is payable each time you take the test (both for recurrent tests to keep your Certificate up-to-date and for subsequent tests if you fail the first time). The Aeronautical Knowledge Test is timed and test-takers will be given 2 hours to complete the test. To receive free access to our informational materials on obtaining your Remote Pilot Certificate, please click on the picture or the link below to learn more!

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Test Specs
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Pass

If you pass your aeronautical knowledge test you will then have to apply for your Remote Pilot Certificate with a small UAS Rating. You will do this online. For more information on how to apply, please click on the picture or the link below to receive free access to our informational materials.

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Fail

If you fail the FAA Aeronautical Knowledge Test you will have to wait 14 days before you can take it again. At that time you will have to pay another $150 to take the test. Additionally, you must present your previously-failed test report at the examination. To ensure you do not fail your test, it'll be important to study. Please consider checking out our Part 107 Study Curriculum to prepare yourself for the Knowledge Test. The Study Curriculum includes hours of content, 15 practice quizzes, 5 practice tests, and 2 practice exams. To learn more about our curriculum or to enroll now, please click on the picture or on the link below.

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Testing Centers

Testing Centers

There are about 700 testing centers across the United States that provide the FAA Aeronautical Knowledge Test (also sometimes referred to as the UAG Test). Two main companies are authorized to distribute the test and scheduling can be completed through them or through the testing location. Some testing locations will actually refer you to one of these two companies to schedule the test, even though you will be taking the test at the testing center your talking to. One of the fastest ways to sign up for the test is to go directly to one of these two companies and schedule the test. By doing this you can also ensure that you have scheduled the test at the closest testing center near you. The names of the two companies are PSI and CATS (Computer-Assisted Testing Service) and their phone numbers for scheduling are (800) 211-2754 and (800) 947-4228 respectively. To receive free access to our informational materials on obtaining your Remote Pilot Certificate, please click on the picture or the link below to learn more!

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