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Become an FAA-Certified Drone Pilot to Fly for Commercial Use

Enroll in Drone Pilot Ground School, the industry’s #1 online test prep and training course, and pass your FAA drone exam on your first try — or your money back.

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LET US HELP YOU STUDY FOR YOUR FAA DRONE LICENSE EXAM

Why Should You Choose Us?

We donate 1% of all sales — learn more about how we give back.

99%+ Success Rate

Over 99% of our students pass the FAA exam on their first attempt, even though most of them have no prior experience in aviation. If they can do it, so can you.

Money-Back (and Passing) Guarantee

If you don’t pass the FAA exam after taking our course, We’ll refund you AND will also cover your test center fee (normally $173). This rarely happens, but we have your back in case it does.

Lifetime Access

To keep your license, you’ll need to pass a recurrent FAA knowledge test every 24 months. Our students get lifetime access to our online training course, which we update regularly with the industry.

70+ Video & Text Lessons

Access a curriculum built in partnership with a Gold Seal Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and former Chief Pilot of a Part 141 Flight School to align directly with the FAA’s remote pilot certification requirements.

Lesson Quizzes & 5 Practice Tests

Quiz yourself at the bottom of each lesson, and take our full-length practice tests to see if you’re ready to take the FAA’s exam. Our answer key has full explanations for each question, so you’ll know why a certain answer is correct.

Real FAA Test Questions

Master the FAA’s test concepts with our database of 300+ multiple choice questions. After completing a practice test, you’ll be emailed a performance report and a breakdown of your incorrect responses.

One on One Support

Email, call or send us a voice message. You get unlimited support for your burning questions. Our course is online, but you won’t be on your own.

Drone Pilot Knowledge Center

We’ve rounded up the most common questions from our students and built a searchable Q&A database, so you benefit from those that went before you.

Cram Sheet

Use our 12-page cram sheet to cement important concepts before taking the test. Key takeaways from each lesson are all in one place to help you study more effectively.

Flight Proficiency Training

While flight proficiency isn’t required by the FAA, we hold our students to a higher standard. Receive a Drone Pilot Ground School diploma when you pass our flight proficiency challenge.

Business Operations Lessons

Learn from a drone lawyer and other industry professionals about how they approach important legal, marketing, insurance, and business considerations.

Fits Your Learning Style

Whether you learn best by listening, reading, or doing, we use all of these tactics to help you learn. We also have closed captioning in each of our video lessons.

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Feedback From Our Amazing Students

I have to admit that I was reluctant to purchase your course. I found several sites offering quick study and practice exams, but based on previous flying lessons from years ago, I found most of their content was inaccurate and sometimes very misleading. I finally took the plunge and enrolled this morning knowing that you offered a 30-day money back guarantee and I must say that I'm glad I did. The videos are very clear and content is very informative. I am impressed.
Gary
Muldrow, OK
I just want to thank you for making this course. Admittedly, I was skeptical about spending several hundred dollars on an online course due to so many scams out there. Your course is VERY informative, and very well delivered. I like the speed at which the content is delivered, and the slides that go with everything. I’m only about 21% into it, but I’m really enjoying it. Looks like I'm going to have to go back and take some more notes!
James
Anchorage, AK
I just wanted to tell you that I think you have put together an absolutely phenomenal course. The regulations have “forced” me to have a certification for a part of my business where one was never before needed. I was less than excited to spend the extra time and money to have the permission to add aerial footage to my real estate listings. But, not only has your course already taught me that there is some logic to these regulations, but that I can use my education gained here to actually enhance my value to prospective clients.
David
Murfreesboro, TN
I wanted to let you know that I think your course is without a doubt the best way to increase your chances to pass the FAA's Aeronautical Knowledge Test. I could not imagine having to learn and decipher all the information on my own. Your email support is amazing!
John
Sequim, WA

Free Lesson Preview

Get a free preview inside our course to see how each lecture is broken down, how we teach, and whether or not you think we’re a good fit for you and your company.

  • Access the course 24/7 on your computer, tablet and smartphone
  • Study at your own pace and re-watch lectures as many times as you want
  • Watch, read or listen, depending on your learning style

Common Questions

Do you administer the FAA exam?

We are a test prep course for the FAA’s drone licensing exam. Once you’ve gone through our course and you’re scoring well on the practice tests, you will schedule an appointment at an official test center in your area and take the exam in person.

How long will it take me to go through this course?

Most of our students have full-time jobs and take 2-3 weeks to get through each of our lessons and full-length practice tests. It ends up being about 10-20 hours of total butt-in-seat study time. Since you get lifetime access to the course materials, you can work through them at your own pace.

What if I need help or have questions?

Our support staff is here to help you study. There are several ways to contact us: email us at support@dronepilotgroundschool.com, call us at 888-626-1490, or click the “Ask a Question by Voicemail” button within the course. Plus, you can go to our Learning/Help Center to see questions that others asked, along with our answers.

Do you offer training in my city?

Yes, we offer hands-on drone flight training classes throughout the U.S. — when it comes to Part 107 test prep, our online-based course works to your advantage — you can view the video lessons at your own pace as many times as you need. You also get lifetime access to the course, which becomes important if you’d like to maintain your certification every 24 months.

Can I study for the FAA test by using free resources instead of paying for your course?

Yes, if you’re simply interested in ‘passing the test,’ there are free videos and study guides out there. But you won’t find the same level of instruction, real-world focus on flight operations, 1:1 support, dynamically updated training materials, or passing guarantee. We put together this course to help our students both save time and also to understand not just how to ‘pass the test’ but how to think like a pilot and to enter the sUAS industry safely and professionally.

Do you guarantee I’ll pass?

Yes, we’ll cover your testing fee (normally $175) AND will refund you our course fee if you don’t pass the FAA Aeronautical Knowledge Test after taking our course (and scoring at least 85% on one of our practice tests). With our 99%+ success rate, this rarely happens, but we have your back in case it does.

Is this certification valid outside of the U.S.?

The FAA Aeronautical Knowledge Test is a United States exam for drone pilots looking to fly for commercial use in the U.S., and our course prepares you for this exam. Please check your country’s drone laws for your local rules and regulations.

What Are Professional Drone Pilots Doing With Drones?

Our students use drones to conduct a wide variety of missions, from real estate marketing and insurance adjustments to construction site progress monitoring and utility tower inspections. Check out some of the specific use cases and success stories we’ve gathered from our students:

Training Your Visual Observer (VO) for a Drone Flight Mission

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Meet Your Ground School Support Team

Alan Perlman

Chief Executive Officer

Alan literally crashed his way into the drone industry and hasn’t looked back. He founded UAV Coach in 2014 with a focus on education, safety, and commercial opportunity and launched Drone Pilot Ground School two years later. Earlier in his career, he ran a boutique marketing agency in NYC, built HubSpot’s customer certification program, and amassed colorful travel stories from 50+ countries as a cost-of-living research analyst. Alan has a BA from Washington University in St. Louis. When not working, he’s planning his next outdoor adventure and playing with his dog Bleecker.

Alan Perlman

Lana Axelrod

Chief Operating Officer

Lana never expected to land in the drone industry, but such is life! She has over a decade of experience in strategic planning, financial analysis, product management, marketing and customer experience. Prior to joining UAV Coach, Lana managed credit card products at American Express and worked at Wall Street firms Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs. Lana has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS from New York University’s Stern School of Business. She spends her free time with two rambunctious children and enjoys good and bad TV.

Lana Axelrod

Mike McGuirt

Customer Support Manager

Mike founded and grew a high school drone program as an Aerospace Science Instructor. Prior to teaching, he served nearly 28 years in the U.S. Air Force, where he held various management and leadership roles in human resources, supporting personnel around the globe. Mike has a BS in Industrial Technology from Southern Illinois University and an MA in Management and Leadership from Webster University. He and his wife of over 30 years raised two sons and lived in many unique places; they now reside in Jonesboro, AR.

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Mike McGuirt

Judy Hintz

Instructor Operations & Inbound Sales Manager

Judy has held management and operations roles in education, transportation and finance. Most recently, Judy was a Regional Director at International Experience, a non-profit student exchange organization, where she worked with U.S. host families and high schools to help international students fulfill their dreams of studying abroad in the U.S. She has also held roles at Schneider National and Associated Bank. Judy has a BBA in International Business from St. Norbert College. She enjoys time with her husband and two sons and spending the afternoon with a good book.

Judy Hintz

Chase Flynn

Content Marketing Manager

With a lifelong goal of working for NASA, Chase Flynn never expected to land himself in the drone industry. He has a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics with a Minor in Unmanned Aerial Systems from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he graduated with honors. Chase has worked in drone education for the last few years doing everything from student support, curriculum development, and working on strategic marketing initiatives. He also holds an FAA Part 107 Certification. Outside of work, he enjoys working on his aerial photography business where his passion for drones started.

Chase Flynn