FAA Drone Pilot Recurrent Training for Part 107 Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Course

Welcome to InterNACHI's free online "FAA Drone Pilot Recurrent Training for Part 107 Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Course." This course is provided by our accredited college at internachi.edu.

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The goal of this course is to ensure the student's continued understanding of Part 107 rules and the latest changes to the operating requirements and limitations for FAA-certified drone pilots. Learn how to become a drone pilot.


Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to identify: 

  • Requirements for certification and recency of knowledge to remain current as a part 107 remote pilot with a small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) rating
  • Characteristics of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) as stipulated in part 107
  • Exclusions from the requirements in part 107
  • Requirements for sUAS registration, markings, and condition
  • Requirements of the Remote Pilot in Command (Remote PIC)
  • Possible supporting crew roles in sUAS operations
  • Best practices for crew management
  • Recommended maintenance procedures for sUAS
  • Preflight inspection requirements to verify that the sUAS is in condition for safe operation
  • Operational requirements and limitations for sUAS
  • Procedures for requesting a waiver for eligible requirements in part 107
  • Abnormal and emergency situations that may arise during sUAS operations
  • Requirements for reporting accidents resulting from sUAS operations

This course is free to all InterNACHI® members and can be taken repeatedly, without limit.

Course includes: 

  • 6 InterNACHI® CE credit hours;
  • 35,000 words;
  • 15 minutes of instructional video; 
  • 28 quiz questions in 12 quizzes;
  • 45-question final exam (drawn from a larger pool);
  • instant grading; 
  • a downloadable, printable Certificate of Completion. 

You will learn the following topics:

  • Introduction to Characteristics and Requirements for sUAS
  • Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Part 107 Exclusions
  • Registration of sUAS
  • Foreign Aircraft Permit Requirements
  • Registration Markings
  • Condition for Safe Operation
  • Defined Crew Roles in a Team Environment
  • Remote Pilot in Command
  • Supporting Crew Roles: Person Manipulating the Controls
  • Sample Methods to Regain Control
  • Supporting Crew Roles: Visual Observer
  • Situation Awareness & Decision Making
  • Crew Resource Management
  • Task Management
  • Recognizing Hazardous Attitudes
  • Five Hazardous Attitudes
  • Effective Communication
  • Effects of Weather on Performance
  • Remote PIC Responsibilities When Operating Over People
  • Flyaways
  • Maintenance Requirements
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Unscheduled Maintenance
  • Performing Maintenance
  • Conducting a Preflight Inspection
  • Assessing the Operating Environment
  • Sources of Weather Information
  • Wind
  • Example: Operations Near Buildings
  • Surface Heat and Convective Currents
  • Visibility & Clouds
  • Information for the Crew
  • Condition of Aircraft
  • Complying with Part 89 Remote Identification Requirements
  • Part 89: Operating Requirements
  • Part 89: Transponders and Surveillance Technology
  • Part 89: Registration & Declaration of Compliance
  • Part 89: Monitoring Broadcast Messages
  • Benefits of Recordkeeping
  • FAA Inspections: Equipment and Facilities
  • FAA Inspections: Remote PIC Documents
  • FAA Inspections: Additional Records
  • Carriage of Hazardous Material
  • Carriage of Lithium Batteries
  • Operating Limitations for Small Unmanned Aircraft
  • Visual Line of Sight
  • Restrictions on Vision Aids
  • Regaining Visual Line of Sight
  • Civil Twilight & Night Operations
  • Civil Twilight & Night Operations
  • Twilight & Night Operations: Anti-Collision Lights
  • Visual Line of Sight at Night
  • Challenges of Night Flight
  • Night Physiology & Night Illusions
  • Night Operations: Training or Testing
  • Operation Near Aircraft: Right of Way Rules
  • Operation in Certain Airspace
  • Airspace Classifications
  • Airport Operations
  • Sources of Navigational Data
  • Interpreting Airspace: Terminal Area Chart Example
  • Interpreting Airspace: Section Chart Example
  • Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs)
  • Operation in Prohibited or Restricted Areas or Areas Designated in NOTAMs
  • Obtaining Airspace Authorizations
  • Frequency Spectrum
  • Frequency Interference
  • Line of Sight & Frequency Obstructions
  • Spectrum Authorization
  • Applicable Regulations for Operations Over People
  • Limited Categories for Operations Over People
  • Category 1: sUAS that Weigh 0.55 Pounds (250 Grams) or Less
  • Category 2 and 3: UAS That Meet Safety-Level Criteria
  • Category 3: Additional Requirements and Restrictions
  • Category 2 and 3: Declaration of Compliance (DoC)
  • Means of Compliance
  • Means of Compliance: Operations Over People at Night
  • Record-Keeping Requirements
  • Product Support & Notification Process
  • Product Labeling
  • Category 2 and 3: Remote Pilot Operating Instructions
  • Operating Instructions: Optional Information
  • Category 4: sUAS with Airworthiness Certificates
  • Open-Air Assembly Operational Requirements
  • Protecting Non-Participants
  • Operation from Moving Vehicles or Aircraft
  • Transporting Another Person's Property
  • Moving Vehicles: Part 107 Restrictions
  • Moving Vehicles: State & Local Traffic Laws
  • No Operations While Impaired
  • Impaired Judgement: Prohibition Thresholds
  • No Hazardous Operation
  • Privacy & Other Considerations
  • Certificate of Waiver
  • Waivable Sections of Part 107
  • FAA Waiver Review Process
  • Emergency Planning & Communication
  • Common Abnormal & Emergency Situations
  • Lost Link
  • Lost Link: Pre-Flight Preparations
  • Contingency Planning
  • Flight Termination
  • Loss of Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Risk of Battery Fires
  • Preventing Battery Fires: Storage
  • Preventing Battery Fires: Preflight
  • Accident Reporting to the FAA
  • FAA Reporting: Serious Injury Examples
  • FAA Reporting: Required Information
  • Accident Reporting to the NTSB

FAA Drone Pilot Recurrent Training for Part 107 Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Course
Course #4708, Student Catalog

Student WorkTime CalculationEstimated Clock Hour Time for the Average Student
Attendance for "Seat Time" 1# of minutes of student attendance / 507.0
Participation in Learning Activities 2# of minutes of online student participation / 501.0
Interactivity 3# of minutes of student interactivity / 500.5
Reading the Course Text 4# of words in the course / 100 words per minute / 507.0
Reading the Course Textbook 5# of words in the book / 100 words per minute / 503.5
Academic Engagement 6# of words in the course / 100 / 502.0
Direct Communication 7# of minutes of communication / 500.5
Instructional Video Learning 8# of minutes of video / 500.3
Reinforcement Q & A  9# of questions X 1.85 / 500.8
Writing Assignment of the Inspection  104.0 hours per assignment0.0
Writing Assignment of the Research  114.0 hours per assignment0.0
Academic Activities for an Inspection  128.0 hours for each inspection assignment0.0
Performing an Inspection  138.0 hours for each inspection0.0
* nachi.org/catalog-credit-hour-calculation
Total clock hours
16.0 clock hours
16.0 InterNACHI CE Hours
1.6 CEU

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Upon completion of this course and passing of the final exam, the student can download and print their own Certificate of Completion which is auto-generated in their own name. 

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