A person operating a small UAS must either hold a remote pilot airman certificate
with a small UAS rating or be under the direct supervision of a person who does hold
a remote pilot certificate (remote pilot in command).
• To qualify for a remote pilot certificate, a person must:
o Demonstrate aeronautical knowledge by either:
§ Passing an initial aeronautical knowledge test at an FAA-approved knowledge testing
§ Hold a part 61 pilot certificate other than student pilot, complete a flight review
within the previous 24 months, and complete a small UAS online training course provided
by the FAA.
o Be vetted by the Transportation Security Administration.