Unmanned Aircraft Systems Certification

Main Content

SIU Tech Building

This is a two-day course to assist individuals in gaining their FAR Part 107 UAS Certification.  The curriculum will cover everything that you need to know to pass the aeronautical knowledge test at the end of the course.  Subjects to be covered include FAA UAS regulations, weather, National Airspace System, airport operations, aeronautical decision making, radio communications and more.  Included in the workshop are practice tests as well as completing the FAA knowledge test for certification. 

Registration fee covers the certification course and lunch both days of the workshop. Attendees who are recertifying will receive course information, the knowledge test and lunch on the first day. 

The FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems certification test is an additional $175.  Students will have the ability to register on the Thursday of the course for a Friday afternoon testing slot at the Transportation Education Center and if they want to take the test in conjunction with the workshop.  Payment is due when they register during the course. However, participants can also register at any FAA testing facility to take the test and this will be gone over in the course. 

Join us

March 23-24, 2023 from 9am – 4pm

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Transportation Education Center
545 N Airport Road
Murphysboro, IL 62966

Course Flyer (pdf)


Course instructors are associate professors Steve Goetz, Mike Robertson and Bryan Harrison, and assistant professor Ken Bro from the Aviation Management and Flight program. From the Aviation Technologies program; Harry Fanning, lecturer, and Dr. Charles Rodriguez, visiting lecturer.

Full Instructor Bios


Carbondale Hampton Inn
2175 Reed Station Parkway
618/549-6900 or visit their website

Carbondale Holiday Inn
2300 Reed Station Pkwy
618/549-2600 or visit their website

Registration Deadline: March 17, 2023 
Course Fee: $350

Registration is closed! 


Please call Sarah VanVooren at 618/453-3472 or email svanvoo@siu.edu or email Mike Robertson, Professor in Aviation Management and Flight at mrobertson@siu.edu