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." 


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 again and again, without limit.


Course includes: 

  • 6 InterNACHI® CE credit hours;
  • 35,000 words;
  • 6 videos (10 minutes total); 
  • 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


Maintenance Requirements

Scheduled Maintenance

Unscheduled Maintenance

Performing Maintenance

Conducting a Preflight Inspection

Assessing the Operating Environment

Sources of Weather Information


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 # 4704



Estimated hours for the average student

Academic Engagement

Reading online course instructional material at 140 words per minute


Taking quizzes


Taking the exam





Studying & reviewing instructional material in preparation for taking quizzes and exam




Sub Total


Overall Total

  • 6.0 clock hours
  • 6.0 InterNACHI CE credit hours
  • 0.6 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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