sUAS Remote Pilot License Test Prep Course

What: The sUAS Remote Pilot License Test Prep Course is an overview class designed to help you prepare for the test for Part 107, the small UAS Rule. Part 107 authorizes commercial drone use without a Section 333 exemption and without a manned aircraft pilots license. The course is taught by qualified instructors with experience in aviation and UAS training. 

The purpose of this seminar program is to prepare participants to pass the FAA’s sUAS initial written Aeronautical Knowledge Test, which is required to obtain a Remote Pilot Certificate and operate a commercial drone. The 15-hour course covers history, theory of operations and a basic introduction to drone technology and consists of pre-read materials, in-class lectures and a practice exam at the end of the course. Students will leave the class not only prepared to pass the Aeronautical Knowledge Test, but with a better understanding of safe and professional drone operation. An official OU Certificate of Completion and CEUs will be granted.

Why: The FAA requires commercial drone operators to pass a computer-based aeronautical knowledge test specific to drone operations. This course is designed to prepare one for that test. 

Learn more about FAA Part 107 requirements.

Instructor: Senior Flight Instructor George Hicks began his flight training as a member of the first class of Aviation Degree Candidates at the University of Oklahoma in September 1977. He graduated in 1980 with a Commercial Pilot Certificate, Airplane Single and Multi-Engine Land and Certificated Flight Instructor Ratings, Instrument Instructor, Multi Engine Instructor, Advanced and Instrument Ground Instructor Certificates. George graduated from U.S. Army Flight Training in 1981 as the Distinguished Honor Graduate and served 16 years in the U.S. Army. He served as a Night Vision Goggle PIC on OH-58 and UH-1 Aircraft and was qualified on AH-1 and MD 530 helicopters. He finished his military career as a contracting officer and worked on several high priority research and development programs for U.S. Army Special Operations Command. Hicks has accumulated more than 2,500 hours flight time in both fixed wing and rotorcraft and has an MBA from Golden Gate University.

Contact Information: Contact the program administrator, April Millaway Williams with any questions regarding this seminar or the registration process.


OU accepts a maximum of 30 participants into each course. We strongly suggest a quick sign up if you want to guarantee a seat. Online registration is now available. Applicants are accepted until the course is full, first-come-first-in. Once the course is full, you may ask to be placed on the waitlist for this course or watch for registration links for future sessions to become available.

Cost: $149 for OU faculty, staff, students, or alumni; $149 for active military or veterans (submit proof of military ID); and $199 for the general public

When:  Rescheduled, Info TBD

Where: 1928 Goddard Avenue, Norman, Oklahoma 73069 (NC210 Building, 1st Floor, Monroney Classroom)



sUAS Remote Pilot License Test Prep Course
Rescheduled - Info TBD


1928 Goddard Avenue
OU Building NC210 (AME Building) 
1st Floor, Monroney Classroom
Norman, OK 73069