Part 107 Remote Pilot Final Steps
You've passed your Initial Part 107 test. Now what?
Here's a checklist of what to do after you pass your Part 107 test
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Updated Apr 6, 2021
There is no more requirement for an in-person Recurrent test for your Part 107 renewal every two years.
Click here for instructions on how to renew your Part 107 Remote Pilot certificate online.
Your test score certificate isn't the same as your pilot certificate, and there's a little more work to be done.
You're going to have to apply on what's called IACRA, the FAA's pilot management system. This is where you get your actual Part 107 Remote Pilot certificate.
NOTE: The FAA is migrating to an online test scheduling system that requires you to create an IACRA account BEFORE scheduling your test. If you've already done that, skip to step 2.
Here's a guide on how to apply for your Part 107 certificate on IACRA:
If you already have an account from scheduling your test online, skip to step 2.
Click on this link to register with the Integrated Airman Certification Rating Application (IACRA).
On the first screen, check "Applicant" then "Agree to TOS and Continue >>" at the bottom.
On the second screen, you only need to fill out everything after the first section (unless you already have an FAA certificate).
If you are prompted for your Social Security Number, you may select Do Not Use. It is not required.
After you’ve created an account, complete the following steps to get your temporary certificate:
You’ll be taken to a new screen once you select "Start Application".
The next screens are fairly self-explanatory. Fill out your Personal Information if any of it is required – it should auto-populate from when you created your account.
In Supplementary Data you’ll have to certify that you speak English and indicate whether or not you’ve had a drug conviction. Select Save and Continue.
The next tab is Basis of Issuance and you'll be using the "Completion of Required Test" option. You'll need your testing certificate. These first steps may not be necessary if you scheduled online through the new PSI website - your test should already be associated with your IACRA account.
The final tab will ask you if you’ve ever been denied a UAS certificate.
After you answer that question, you’ll be prompted to read the Pilot’s Bill of Rights and the Privacy Act information.
“Review Application” will become available after you've read those.
Electronically sign that you’ve read the Pilot’s Bill of Rights, then Sign and Complete Application!
IACRA should email you when your temporary certificate is available, but you may want to check back periodically. This may be anywhere from one to four weeks, depending on how long it takes for your TSA background check.
Log in to IACRA and print out your temporary certificate once it's available. You'll need it when you're flying for compensation.
You cannot fly for compensation before your temporary certificate is available.
Your plastic, permanent certificate should be in the mail within 1-2 months.
Congratulations on becoming a Remote Pilot!