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IACRA - Help and Information

New User Guide - Remote Pilot with Knowledge Test

Part 1: Starting a Remote Pilot Application
  • Login to IACRA with your username and password. If you don’t remember them, follow the “Forgot Username or Password” link.
  • Applicant Console
    • From the Applicant Console, you can start new applications and view any existing applications. Click Start New Application
    • Select ‘Pilot’ from the Application Type dropdown list. This will now show the different types of pilot certificates IACRA has available.
    • Click on Remote Pilot. If you do not hold an FAA issued Pilot License and have a current Flight Review then you will be required to complete the Remote Pilot Knowledge Test and upload it into your application before it can be completed. Click Start Application.
  • The rest of this help guide is for completing Remote Pilot applications where the applicant is using the Remote Pilot Knowledge Test as the basis.

Part 2: Remote Pilot Application Process
  • The Application Process page will open, and the Personal Information section will be open. This section will be prepopulated with the information you entered when you registered. If no changes are needed, click the green Save & Continue button in the bottom of this section.
  • The Supplementary Data section will open. Answer the English Language and Drug Conviction questions. If you would like to add comments to you application, you can do so here. Click Save & Continue.
  • The Basis of Issuance section will open.
    • Enter all the information related to your photo ID. A US passport or US driver's license is preferred.
    • Enter the knowledge test ID in Search box. PLEASE NOTE : It can take up to 72 hours after you take your knowledge test before it is available in IACRA. When you find the test, click the green Associate Test button. Now click Save & Continue.
  • The Review and Submit section will open.
    • Answer the Denied Certificate question.
    • Summary information info will be displayed.
    • You must view the Pilots Bill of Rights, Privacy Act and Review your application before you can continue.
  • Sign and Complete
    • You should now sign the Pilots Bill of Rights Acknowledgement form.
    • Sign and complete your application.
    • Your application is now complete and will be automatically sent to the Airman Registry.
    • After about 7 days, your temporary certificate will be available in IACRA. You will also receive an email reminder.
    • Your permanent certificate will arrive by mail.