The Drone Girl Shares Her Part 107 Knowledge Test Experience
” This week I am super excited because I now have my remote pilot certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration. I wanted to tell you a little bit about my experience, how I studied, and what to expect.
I took the test in Oakland, Calfornia at the Aviation Institute of Maintenance. There are nearly 700 FAA-approved testing centers around the U.S.!
While most testing centers do take walk-ins, it’s best if you call ahead. The FAA has designated two private companies to administer the test— either Computer Assisted Testing Service (also known as cats) or PSI / LaserGrade Computer Testing. I chose LaserGrade just because it’s the closest to where I live.
Call the testing center, where you should be prepared to select your test date, tell them which location you want, and have your credit card on hand to take the test. It does cost $150, which goes to the testing facility.
Then, bring ID. You need to bring proof of residency, so if you still haven’t updated your driver’s license address from your parent’s house (like me), then make sure you bring a water or electricity bill to prove your current address.
They’ll provide you with a pen, scratch paper and calculator, but if you would rather bring your own approved calculator, you’re allowed to do that. You’re even allowed to bring in your own magnifying class!
I showed up on test day, and everyone was super nice! I had to wait a bit for them to set up, and then was walked into the testing room.”