“Help! My Drone License Expired!”

“My drone License expired and I can’t take the renewal test!”

A student, Michael, called concerned that his §107 UAG license was past expiration, and because of the CORVID-19 he couldn’t take the recurrent exam. He was worried that he would have to take the original exam all over again.

First, any FAA license does not “Expire”. It may not be “current” which means you can’t fly, but it’s still a valid license.

There are plenty of pilots who may not be current because they have not maintained their current license status, but as soon as they take the required check-ride, or as in the case of drone operators, pass the recurrent test, the certification is again CURRENT and valid to fly. The best  part is that the recurrent test and training are now online at no cost.

The training is free and available on the FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) website. There are three courses:


Other training courses may expire, but NOT The Drone Professor! Once you pay for an online course with the Drone Professor, you can review the class again years later.

Don’t forget you can get the textbook version of my FAA Part §107 UAG Study Guide textbook when you order from Barnes and Noble or Amazon.com.