FAA Remote Pilot Drone Certificate Test Preparation

FAA Drone Pilot Certificate

New FAA regulations in effect 

The Federal Aviation Administration's new regulations to operate drones went into effect August 29, 2016. Drone operators will have to pass an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) aeronautical knowledge test to legally fly drones commercially. New rules allow operators to obtain a remote pilot certificate after passing an FAA knowledge exam. Read the FAA news release here »

prepare to pass the test on your first try 

Testing centers nationwide can administer the Aeronautical Knowledge Test required under Part 107. The exam and test prep courses are now offered at Northwestern Michigan College. Would-be pilots study up on the requirements, aerial rules, and general knowledge about aviation before taking the test. After an operator passes the test, he or she completes an FAA application to receive a remote pilot certificate. 

Take the test prep course

NMC’s self-paced online course prepares candidates to take the Unmanned Aircraft General FAA knowledge exam, at a time and place that is convenient for the working professional looking to add-on an additional skill set. Get valuable instruction on topics ranging from airspace to weather, regulations, and more. The cost of this course is $299 and is not inclusive of the fee to take the FAA exam which is approximately $150. For those looking to take it a bit further, NMC is bundling 10 hours of structured drone flight instruction for a total cost of $599. After registering for the course, students must email instructor Rob Dreer at rdreer@nmc.edu to receive specific information to begin the course. For more information about this exciting new course, or other ala cart UAS training offerings, call NMC Aviation at 231-995-2925. To register for the course, call NMC Extended Education at (231) 995-1700. 

Be on the cutting edge of This Fast-growing technology

Drones or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), are an exciting new technology making their way into a large number of industries. They are playing increasing roles in real estate,agriculture, insurance, construction, city planning, movie production, emergency response, and are one of the fastest growing tech markets in the U.S. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International states that the commercial UAS drone industry is expected to create more than 100,000 jobs over the next decade. 

Call (231) 995-1700 to register for the online Test Prep Course


Test Prep online Course

  • Online course lets you start anytime
  • Choose the basic prep course for $299; or add 10 hours of drone flight instruction to the course for $599
  • Convenient condensed format
  • To register, call (231) 995-1700

Taking the Test

Call the NMC Testing Center at (231) 995-2257 to schedule the test.

For More Information about the prep course

To register, call (231) 995-1700.

For course details, call (231) 995-2925.

NMC is one of the premier colleges in the country for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) operator training. Learn about the in-demand skills you can obtain »

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