The Trusted Network of Private Investigators
Find an Investigator
Find an Investigator

NCISS Legislative Alert: New FAA Drone Rule - Aeronautical Knowledge Test

Friends and Colleagues,

The following is an alert from the NCISS Legislative Committee and LobbyIt. This full NCISS Legislative Alert is available at

This alert arises from the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) new small drone rule for non-hobbyists becomes effective 08/29/2016.

Aeronautical Knowledge Test

NCISS Legislative Alert -- New FAA Drone Rule - 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.

NCISS continues to watch this FAA Drone Rule activity, and will keep our members and profession advised of any progress and concerns.

Archives of this and previous NCISS Legislative Alerts can be found at NCISS Legislative Alerts and The eAdvocate

The National Council of Investigation and Security Services, Inc., (NCISS -, is a cooperative effort of those companies and associations responsible for providing private security and investigation services to the legal profession, business community, government and the public. Each day we find an increasing number of problems confronting the orderly growth of our profession. These problems include, among others: overly restrictive legislation regarding training and standards, proliferation of legislation requiring local licensing, public misunderstanding and misinformation on the role and contribution of private investigators and security services, and an uninformed media. It is the role of NCISS to meet and solve these problems while seeking to uncover and recommend action on any hidden potential problems which may have an effect on our profession.

NCISS is developing new strategies to assist state associations strengthen and grow. We can use the help of individual memberships to NCISS. Details are at and our legislative activities are at

Please feel free to contact me with any questions about membership and the benefits of NCISS. Permission to post this message to professional groups, associations and colleagues granted.

Search Articles

Follow PInow

PI News Round-Up Newsletter

Private investigator news, business tips and events delivered to your inbox.

Newsletter Archive →

Article Categories

Join PInow

Reach more clients and grow your business.

Join Today

  • Nationwide Network
  • Local Search Optimization
  • Website Templates

Read Member Testimonials →

The all-in-one software for process servers, at work or on the road.

Learn More