Certified Drone Pilot Training Course

Welcome to InterNACHI's free, online Certified Drone Pilot Training Course. 

This course is designed to help members pass the Airman Knowledge Test (AKT) required to attain a Remote Pilot Certificate from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). You will need the Certificate to be considered a certified commercial drone pilot in order to legally operate a drone for property inspections. The course covers the main knowledge areas to prepare for the AKT, which must be taken in person at an FAA-approved testing center. This course does not certify you; it is intended to help you prepare you for the FAA’s AKT. Visit the FAA site for more information

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to understand:
  • the requirements to become a drone pilot;
  • the effects of weather on small unmanned aircraft performance; 
  • radio communication procedures; and
  • the physiological factors that affect pilot performance.


Course Includes:
  • 43,549 words;
  • online videos and graphics;
  • Inspection and Writing Assignment; 
  • Research and Writing Assignment;
  • 68 quiz questions in 9 quizzes;
  • a 60-question final exam (drawn from a larger pool);
  • instant grading; and
  • a downloadable, printable Certificate of Completion.
In keeping with InterNACHI's commitment to Continuing Education, this course is open and free to all members, and can be taken again and again, without limit.
This course covers the following topics:
  • Aviation Weather Sources
  • Effects of Weather on Aircraft Performance
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Radio Communication Procedures
  • Small Unmanned Aircraft Loading
  • Airport Operations
  • Maintenance Procedures
  • Preflight Inspection Procedures
  • Aeronautical Decision-Making and Judgment



To download the logo, visit www.nachi.org/certified-drone-pilot-training. 
Note: You are required to get certified by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

If you already have a FAA certification, you may download and use this logo by sending an email to education@internachi.org with a copy or a picture of your FAA Drone Remote Pilot Certificate.

Reminder to members:  InterNACHI's Code of Ethics 1.10 requires that you comply with all government rules and licensing requirements of the jurisdiction where you conduct business.  InterNACHI's courses and Standards generally exceed the Standards of Practice that you are required to abide by locally. 
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