The Federal Aviation Administration has released a set of updated FAA Drone Pilot Exam changes to the Part 107 Rule.
Starting on January 13th, drone enthusiasts who are in the process of acquiring an FAA Drone License (Remote Pilot Certificate) will need to register on the IACRA website. Registering for IACRA will provide you with a unique FAA tracking number that is required before scheduling your exam at an approved FAA Testing Center.
Essentially, the FAA has added one more step to the process for applicants. This is not too complicated, and I’ll walk you through the exact steps on how to do this below.
You were assigned this number the first time you registered and passed the Part 107 Exam.
You can find this number in the top left corner of your IACRA account once you’ve logged in. Log in here
Once you have your FTN and feel you have the material down, the next step is to schedule an appointment with a Knowledge Testing Center.
The Airman Certificate Testing Service (ACTS) manages pilots of manned and unmanned vehicles.
They hope the new FTN requirement will help to significantly reduce the number of returned files, saving FAA resources and encourage the use of IACRA while allowing for future expansion of the electronic application process.