Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question Answer
What is Part 107? 14 CFR Part 107 are the Federal regulations that control commercial operations of small unmanned aircraft.
How much does the Ground School cost? $199.00 for a four-year membership
Does the Ground School provide me with a Certificate of Completion? Yes. When you complete the course, a Certificate of Completion will be automatically generated. It will be signed and dated by an FAA Certificated Flight Instructor attesting to your completion of a Part 107 Remote Pilot course.
Will the course prepare me for FAA certification as a UAS pilot? Yes. The Gold Seal Ground School is fully FAA-compliant and uses the FAA’s curriculum as outlined in the ACS (Airman Certification Standards) and 14 CFR Part 107. With diligent study, after completing the Ground School you will be totally prepared to pass the FAA Knowledge Test for Remote Pilot with Small UAS Rating. You will be able to take the Knowledge Test at any testing center in the United States.
Where do I take the FAA test? FAA knowledge tests are taken at testing centers located at many airports. These are operated by two different companies: CATS and Lasergrade. To schedule your test contact either company by phone and tell them that you want to register for the FAA Remote Pilot Knowledge Test. Based on your zip code they will suggest the closest testing facility. You will pick a date and time for your test, then pay them using your credit card.
How many questions are on the FAA test? If you are already a Part 61 (manned aircraft) pilot, you may take a 35-question online test with the FAA. Otherwise, your test will be taken at an authorized testing center in your area and will contain 60 questions. You will have two hours to complete this multiple-choice computerized test.
Will the Gold Seal UAV Ground School run on an iPad? Most of the lessons will run on your iPad. In fact, these will also run on your standard laptop/desktop computer, so you have your choice. Lessons that will run on your iPad are marked with an orange icon containing the numeral “5”. Lessons that are not marked with the orange icon will only run on your laptop/desktop machine. Virtually everything else in the Gold Seal Ground School will run on either your iPad or conventional computer perfectly. This includes access to all of the supplemental and library resources, quizzes, and quiz reviews. Note that all of the lessons are animated and narrated and will operate most smoothly on your standard computer. For more information, click here
Can I talk to a real person if I have questions? Yes. You can contact us via email from several "Contact" links throughout the Ground School. Or, feel free to give us a call at 888-514-1945 (Gold Seal) or 678-513-4450 (UAV Experts)
Monday-Friday, 10:00am (eastern) to 4:00pm (eastern).
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