Unmanned Aircraft Systems Certification

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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 Wednesday of the course for a Thursday 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

April 24-25, 2024 from 9am – 4pm

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

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Course instructors are associate professors Steve Goetz, Mike Robertson and Bryan Harrison, and instructor Elliot Benton from the Aviation Management and Flight program. Instrcutors may vary per course.

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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: April 17, 2024
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