This is an official notice of the National Council of Investigation & Security Services representing the investigative and security professions for 40 years


Regulatory  ALERT
August 19, 2016
Small Drone Rule Implementation Approacheth!
FTC Investigation of Unfair State Licencsing Requirements

On August 29, the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) new small drone rule for non-hobbyists becomes effective.

Aeronautical Knowledge Test

One very important step users have to take is to obtain your remote pilot certificate. Under the new rule-also known as Part 107-the person actually flying a drone must have a remote pilot certificate with a small UAS rating, or be directly supervised by someone with such a certificate.

To qualify for the certificate, you must either pass an initial aeronautical knowledge test at an FAA-approved knowledge testing center, or have an existing non-student Part 61 pilot certificate.

If you are qualifying under the latter provision, you must have completed a flight review in the previous 24 months and must take an FAA UAS online training course.

The Transportation Security Administration will conduct a security background check of all remote pilot applications prior to issuance of a certificate.

The FAA has posted extensive materials, including a test guide and sample questions, to help you prepare for the knowledge test. You can review the materials by clicking on the "Knowledge Test Prep Part 107" button at

 You also can watch a short video about the knowledge test at: 

Happy Hunting!

Questions regarding federal bills, regulatory actions or any other legislative issue for the NCISS Legislation / Security Committee, please contact Brad Duffy

For issues or questions regarding NCISS Legislation / Investigation Committee, please contact Francie Koehler.

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     Brad Duffy                                                              Francie Koehler
     Legislation / Security Chair                                  Legislation  / Investigation              

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