Becoming a FAA Part 107-certified drone pilot is easier than you think. It might seem like a daunting task, especially if you’re a construction surveyor who’s already got a million other tasks on deck. But the overall time savings of flying drones far outweighs the time investment of earning your license.
To help get you to the finish line faster, we’ve compiled the best Part 107 study guides the internet has to offer. These run the gamut of official FAA resources, free practice tests and study guides, and videos with helpful tips on understanding airspace.
Straight from the source—the exact requirements and study materials produced by the FAA to help you prepare.
This 87-page guide summarizes important details of FAA regulations, and includes links to more in-depth documents.
The rules and regulations you’ll be tested on appear in this quick-reference PDF document from the FAA.
The FAA answers frequently asked questions about flying drones. These FAQs are both searchable and organized by category.
This valuable test supplement contains the actual charts and tables you can use at the testing center during the exam. Best to get familiar with them ahead of time!
Everything you need to know to become a drone pilot, directly from the FAA.
Confused on how it all works? Start here with step-by-step instructions from Drone Pilot Ground School, then schedule your exam when you’re ready.
A step-by-step guide from our partner Drone Pilot Ground School on what it takes to earn your FAA drone license.
Once you’re ready to take the test, schedule your exam through PSI here.
Get those noise-canceling headphones and energy drinks ready—it’s study time! Here are some fantastic resources that will teach you everything you need to know as you prepare.
A free resource from Rupprecht Law, including sample questions and explanations for the answers.
Drone Pilot Ground School is back with the 13 most commonly missed questions on the Part 107 test.
Whether you’re a first-time test taker, or brushing up for your recurrent knowledge exam, you’ll find what you need in one of these study guides.
A free study guide from DARTdrones, which also provides hands-on drone training nationwide.
25 sample questions, including answers and explanations.
Assembled by a PhD student who has passed the exam. Includes general guidelines and calls out breakdown of questions by category.
A 10-page overview of what to understand before you sit down for your test.
If you’re getting cross-eyed from too much reading and chart memorization, take a look at these videos and webinars for a change of pace.
That’s right—we put together our very own webinar to answer all of your burning questions about how to study for the Part 107 test, common pitfalls, test-taking tips, and more.
Tony Northrup has created a free online study guide with companion videos that people just rave about online. One of the most helpful video tutorials out there.
Another one of the most popular Part 107 study videos on YouTube. Includes answers to common questions and explanations for them.
Airspace and VFR sectional charts are among the most common tough spots in the Part 107 test. This video breaks them down for you.
Brian from Just Plane Silly shares an extremely useful tool for understanding airspace and visibility—and all in about 6 total minutes.
Dive deep (or fly high) into the world of airspace and aeronautical charts with this 6-part video series from America View.
If you prefer podcasts to videos, or just want study help in your ears while you’re on the go, check out this test prep podcast from Commercial Drones FM.
We’ve partnered with Drone Pilot Ground School, the industry’s top online test prep and training course, to help you pass the FAA Part 107 drone pilot exam on your first try! Propeller customers get an exclusive 25% discount.
That’s right—there’s an app for the Part 107 exam! This app is available for both iPhone and Android, and includes questions, answers and explanations for both the Remote Pilot Initial and Recurrent FAA knowledge exams.
If you prefer a bit of accountability, a paid course might just be for you. Paul Aitken at Drone U has created a community of like-minded drone pilots coming together to learn, study, and stay current.
Hey, we get it. Sometimes you just want to hold an old-fashioned printed study guide in your hands. ASA has a series of study guides just for you.
There are so many fantastic—and free!—practice exams online that you can take almost as many as you want before you try the real thing. Here are a few that we like.
You can jump right into this quiz without even providing an email address, making it one of the easiest ways to practice your test-taking skills before exam day.
10 practice questions for your studying pleasure, including explanations.
Air Force combat veteran and photographer John Peliter shares a free 240-question practice test, along with his tips on how to pass the exam.
This free 60-question practice test mirrors the real-life exam as closely as possible, so you can get a feel for both content and timing.
We love the user-friendliness of this one. Select the number of questions you want to answer, as well as the categories the practice test should draw from, to customize your experience.