Exciting Drone Opportunity from FAA – Apply Now!

Exciting Drone Opportunity from FAA

Collaborate with the FAA on an exciting new program to help recreational flyers fly safely! The FAA opened applications for people interested in serving as test administrators for The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST). The test offers recreational flyers safety training tips, best practices, and educational resources. We encourage eligible candidates to apply before the March 31 deadline!

Potential applicants must have a Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) compliant learning management system, SCORM 1.2 and must be capable of deploying the product by June 1. Our goal is to recruit test administrators who represent the breadth of the drone industry including but not limited to educational institutions, manufacturers and drone safety communities.

Apply to Become a Drone Test Administrator

In order to make the test accessible and available to the largest possible audience the FAA offers the drone community the opportunity to become an FAA-approved test administrator:

  • The FAA provides TRUST content to FAA Approved test administrators
  • Test administrators provide an on-line test to Recreational Flyers
    • Test administrators determine the best platform, consistent with the requirements outlined in the Operating Rules, for packaging, delivering training and testing content.
    • Test administrators must agree to offer the test at no cost to recreational flyers.

Stakeholders approved to provide the test will be known as FAA Approved Test Administrators of The Recreational UAS Safety Test (FAA Approved TA TRUST).

To enable applicants to determine if they can meet the program criteria, we recommend potential respondents read and understand the following documents:

Key Dates:

  • Application Period: February 22 – March 31, 2021
  • FAA Submission Review: April 1 – April 30, 2021
  • Validation and Formal Onboarding: May 3 – June 1, 2021
  • Approved Test Administrator: June. 2021

Safety is a responsibility shared by the government, industry and the drone community. Together with our stakeholders, we can empower recreational flyers to understand how and where they can fly safely.

Apply here to become an FAA Approved Test Administrator of the Recreational UAS Safety Test.



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