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.
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.
- Accept the Terms of Service.
- Select 'Start New Application'
Step 4. Select your Application Type. Select 'Pilot'
Step 5. Certifications. Select 'Remote Pilot'
Step 6. Start the application.
- Follow application prompts
- 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)
- Sign the application electronically and submit to the Registry for processing.
- 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.
- 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.