Can I self-certify my remote pilot certificate as a CFI?
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Joined 02/12/2020 - 2 Posts
Answered By AOPA
I'm holding a CFI/II in airplane category. I just completed an online course in AOPA for a remote pilot certificate and submitted an application in IACRA.
I'm wondering if I could self-certify my application or should I find another CFI to certify my application?
 
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Joined 01/30/2020 - 34 Posts
AOPA Staff Answer
Ron is absolutely correct. Also, are you sure you took an AOPA course for Remote Pilot Certification? You should have taken the FAA Safety Course titled "ALC-451: Part 107 Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (small UAS) Initial". Your completion certificate from that course and proof of a current flight review will be needed for initial certification.
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Joined 06/11/2017 - 617 Posts
14 CFR 61.195(i) prohibits all self-certification by CFI's.
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Joined 02/12/2020 - 2 Posts
Thanks. I thought it'd be different for a remote pilot certificate process.