Looking for advice on getting FAA certification for drones

Hello everyone,

As a biologist, I’m preparing to incorporate drones into my research activities. Since this constitutes commercial work, I understand the necessity of obtaining FAA certification. While browsing online, I’ve come across numerous offers for training courses, but I’m struggling to find detailed information about the content of the certification test.

I would greatly appreciate any recommendations for reputable courses or freely accessible training materials. Additionally, I welcome any general advice about the test itself, such as its level of difficulty and the significance of enrolling in a prep course versus self-study.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

I managed to learn the material in about a week, studying for around 30 minutes each day.

The goood thing is, There are several good videos on YouTube that explain the topic well.

My test included a lot of questions on sectional charts and airspace requirements, so I would focus most of my time on those areas.

The test isn’t particularly difficult, but it can be confusing if you’re unfamiliar with the material.

The test is relatively easy if you have all the information fresh in your mind. From what I remember, most of the questions focused on sectional charts and regulations.

Hey! Getting my drone license for photos was fun! You want one for research? Cool! Test info can be tricky to find online. For studying, I used the FAA’s free course (covers everything!) and a YouTube channel with practice questions. The test is about drone safety and how they fly. I studied alone and did okay, but a course might help if you want extra practice