You Passed the FAA Part 107. Now What?

You Passed the FAA Part 107. Now What?


You will need to register with the FAA IACRA site and submit an application to get your certificate. Here are the steps to follow:

1. Go to the ICARA site and 'register' for a new account.


Step 2. Click 'Register' to start your account registration.

* Register as an 'Applicant' so check the Applicant checkbox.

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Step 3. You will receive an email confirmation with the subject: "IACRA Registration' from the FAA helpdesk. This will confirm your IACRA registration and account info.

Step 4. Using your new account info, log into the IACRA site.

  1. Accept the Terms of Service.
  2. Select 'Start New Application'

Step 4. Select your Application Type. Select 'Pilot'

Step 5. Certifications. Select 'Remote Pilot'

Step 6. Start the application. 

  1. Follow application prompts
    1. When prompted, enter the 17-digit Knowledge Test Exam ID (NOTE: it may take up to 48 hours from the test date for the knowledge test to appear in IACRA)
    2. Sign the application electronically and submit to the Registry for processing.
  2. A confirmation email will be sent when an applicant has completed the TSA security background check. This email will provide instructions for printing a copy of the temporary remote pilot certificate from IACRA.
  3. A permanent remote pilot certificate will be sent via mail once all other FAA-internal processing is complete.

Step 7. Wait. you can check the status of your application on the IACRA - Applicant Console.

Step 8. Receive your temporary certificate.

As you can see in my IACRA console, I have just received my Temporary Certificate. This took ten days. Not too bad at all. I will print this out and keep this with me and my drone until my final Certificate card arrives in the mail.

Jim Noss

Drone Dogs Media, 233 Golf Club Drive, Key West, FL, 33040

Originally from the heartland of Pennsylvania, Jim is a seasoned Principal Software Engineer by trade having worked in the Baltimore/DC area. With over thirty years working in the intelligence community and creating awesome systems to help our Warfighters. Jim started two small businesses while maintaining his software career. Now at the thirty-year mark of his career, he just grew tired of the bullshit and decided to leave the rat race and move to Key West with his family. Still trying to dabble in software development for the government customer in Key West, he quickly realized that he was done working for other narrow-minded people, He needed a change and needed to work for himself enjoying what he did on a day-to-day basis. 

Jim decided to pursue the Drone Life. Studying all there is about drone aerial photography  and piloting a drone. Jim received his FAA Part 107 sUAS Certification and started putting all his business and drone knowledge into practice. There was no going back to a crappy soul-sucking computer desk job. Life is just too damn short for that. 

Having passion, a strong work ethic and the attention to customer service, Jim is focused on building the most successful drone aerial service business in the Florida Keys and beyond. Jim is currently based in Key West and is working on getting waivers to fly, legally,  in the Class D restricted air space of Key West.

If you are interested in what services the Drone Dogs can provide, please contact our team today for a consultation.