How To Register Your Drone With the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

piloting tips Jan 04, 2019


We are going to walk you through the process of how to register your drone with the FAA in these simple steps below.

The FAA requires that all unmanned aircraft greater than .55 pounds and less than 55 pounds be registered with the FAA and given a registration number. You can do this by either registering online or using a paper-based registration process. 

After you have passed the Part 107 Exam, there are a few steps you should follow to ensure your drone is properly registered.


Steps to Register Your Drone

The first thing you will want to do, is visit

Once you have arrived at the DroneZone Portal:

  1. Visit
  2. Create an account by providing your email and setting up a password
  3. Register your drone as an individual or business
  4. Once you receive your unique registration number, make sure to print out a label and attach it to your drone where it is easily accessible.

UAV’s flown not as model aircraft must be registered individually by the owner. Each registration is only $5, so it will not break the bank to be an aerial pilot.

Friendly Reminder

Friendly Reminder: You must have the FAA drone registration certificate in your possession when flying, and are required to show it to any federal, state, or local law enforcement officer. Additionally, if you are selling your drone be sure to unregister the drone within your FAA DroneZone Account.

Once your drone is registered you are free to fly; under certain regulations of course. If you have not already acquired your FAA Part 107 Drone License, we highly recommend if for any pilot that is looking to improve their skills and become a safer, more professional drone operator.

Learn more about why the Part 107 License is becoming a necessity as a drone pilot HERE.

High-Level Overview of AU's Online Part 107 Test Prep Course

Until August 29, 2016 the rules and regulations in the U.S. were mostly unstructured in terms of the legality of flying UAV’s. Since then, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has made many strides in making flying drones legal and far safer.

The Altitude University Online Part 107 Course is a test prep course aimed to help drone enthusiasts pass the exam and acquire their FAA Remote Pilot's Certificate (better known as Part 107 License) that will allow you to legally make money flying drones. 

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The program has been created by Brandon Trentalange who is one of the most popular entrepreneurs in the drone industry. He has over 6+ years of experience flying drones as a professional drone pilot, has consulted top corporations like NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Syngenta, and helped over 2,000+ drone operators start a career in the industry.

This course breaks down the entire process of acquiring your FAA Part 107 License into tiny, manageable chapters which helps students understand the 120 lesson objectives necessary to pass the exam.

Here's an overview of what the course includes: 

  • 8 Curriculum Modules showing you everything that the FAA will be testing you on during the in-person exam.
  • Scheduling Your Exam at one of the 800 testing centers in the United States.
  • One on One Support with Brandon and his team to answer questions about the course, and other opportunities in the drone industry.
  • Private Facebook Group giving you access to a tight-knit community where you can interact and learn from other drone pilots.
  • Real FAA Practice Exam Questions allowing you to test your knowledge using feedback from thousands of students who've recently passed the exam.

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