Every 24 months, remote pilots are required to complete recurrent training in order to exercise their UAS pilot certificate privileges. While the remote pilot certificate does not expire, pilots must have proof of their recurrent training available. The method to meet the requirements depends on how the certificate was obtained.
For more information about the currency requirements and how to complete your training, watch this video:
Unmanned Pilots: If you obtained your remote pilot certificate by passing a knowledge exam at a testing center, you must take Unmanned General – Recurrent test. This is test code UGR at the testing center.
Manned and Unmanned Pilots: If you are also a manned aircraft pilot, with at least a sport pilot certificate or higher, and you have a current flight review, you can take the free, online, recurrent training course at FAAASafety.gov. This is course code ALC-515.
The course provided by the FAA does not cover all the topics that someone who is not a manned aircraft pilot would need to know to pass the UGR exam at a testing center!
The Gleim FAA Test Prep Online contains the study outlines, FAA questions, and on-screen charts and figures you need to study for and pass the Unmanned General - Recurrent FAA Knowledge Test in one unique, easy-to-use program. The Test Prep Online has hundreds of multiple-choice questions, including actual FAA questions and our own questions which will ensure you fully comprehend the material.
If you are not already a remote pilot, or would like more information about drone operations and initial training, visit the Gleim FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Training page.
Study Sessions and Practice Tests
A Study Session option is available for immediate feedback with formatting and functionality emulating the actual exam at the major FAA testing sites. You may also choose to take unlimited test sessions that act like practice exams, with thorough answer explanations for correct and incorrect choices to cement your understanding.
Expert assistance is available from the Gleim Aviation team of instructors through online inquiry links. The Gleim FAA Test Prep Online is the industry leading course in self-study for the FAA Knowledge Tests.
How long does it take?
There are many factors involved in test preparation. The Remote Pilot Recurrent Training FAA Test Prep Online is an interactive study guide with a detailed eBook, study session questions, and exam emulation sessions. Students may use the built-in performance analysis tools to hone their weak areas until satisfactory scores are consistently obtained.
Study units vary in length. Depending on your prior knowledge and personal experience, some study units can be mastered in 1-2 hours, others may take 2-3 hours, or more. By devoting regular, consistent, focused, and uninterrupted study time, you could achieve near perfect practice test scores with approximately 5-15 hours of study.
- Operating Rules
- Remote Pilot Certification with an sUAS
- Airspace Classification
- Airspace Operational Requirements
- Airport Operations
- Emergency Procedures
- Aeronautical Decision-Making
- Maintenance and Inspection Procedures
Make sure that your computer meets all the System Requirements: Minimum System Requirements for online courses.
Test Prep Online is compatible on all operating systems and mobile devices or tablets with an Internet connection.
About the Course
- Over 150 Multiple-Choice Questions
- Unlimited Test Sessions that act like Practice Exams
- Includes all previously released FAA questions
- Thorough answer explanations for correct AND incorrect choices to cement understanding
- Study Session option for immediate feedback
- Test Session formatting and functionality to emulate the actual FAA exam
Duration: 12 Months
Access to the FAA Test Prep Online expires 12 months from the date of purchase. If you have not completed the course yet and think you will need extra time, we can provide a 1-month courtesy extension. This must be requested BEFORE your course expires. Contact an Aviation Training Consultant at 800-874-5346 ext. 471 for details.
Test Center Endorsement
We regularly communicate with the FAA and continuously monitor its website for changes to the FAA's knowledge tests. While the FAA no longer releases the complete database of knowledge test questions, sample questions are released on a quarterly basis and incorporated into our material as appropriate.
Whenever changes are made, they will be automatically incorporated into the course with no input or additional work needed on your end. Thus, you can be confident that this course contains everything you will need to prepare for your FAA knowledge test with ease.