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FAA Part 107 Recurrent Knowledge Exam

Your Guide To Taking The Recurrent Knowledge Exam Online For Free

As of April 6, 2021, the recurrent tests can be completed through the FAA website at no cost.


Beginning April 6, 2021, the recurrent knowledge can be taken on the FAA website for free to currently certified part 107 remote pilots in the US. The test has 40 questions and is still a timed 80 minute test, whereas the initial exam has 60 questions and provides 120 minutes’ time. In the recurrent exam, the FAA emphasizes Applicable Regulations, Maintenance and Preflight Inspections, Emergency Procedures, Crew Resource Management, Airspace Classification, Operation Requirements, Flight Restrictions, Aeronautical Decision Making, and Airport Operations.

Weather Sources and Effects of Weather on Performance, Aircraft Loading, Determining the Performances of an SUAS, Radio Communication Procedures, and the Physiological Effects of Drugs and Alcohol, are not included in the recurrent knowledge exam. The FAA Part 107 Recurrent Aeronautical Knowledge Exam covers the following areas:

  1. Applicable regulations relating to small unmanned aircraft system rating privileges, limitations, and flight operation
  2. Airspace classification and operating requirements and flight restrictions affecting small unmanned aircraft operation
  3. Emergency procedures
  4. Crew resource management
  5. Aeronautical decision-making and judgment
  6. Airport operations
  7. Maintenance and preflight inspection procedures
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