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. This 15-hour course features pre-read materials, in-class lecture, and a practice exam at the end of the course. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded.

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: George Hicks, Senior Flight Instructor - 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 US Army Flight Training in 1981 as the Distinguished Honor Graduate and served 16 years in the US 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 US 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 course instructor, George Hicks (ghicks@ou.edu) with course content or registration questions.


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: $99 for OU faculty, staff, or students; $199 for the general public

The course will take place over four consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6-10 p.m.

March 26, April 2, 9, and 16

Please register no later than Thursday, March 21. 

OU Registration (students, faculty, and staff)

Non-OU Affiliated Registration

Seats remain available for the OU Department of Aviation’s sUAS Remote Pilot License Test Prep Course.



sUAS Remote Pilot License Test Prep Course
The course will take place over four consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6-10 p.m.


OU Building NC210 (AME Building) – 1st floor
1928 Goddard Ave.
Norman, OK 73069