Part 107 Certification Renewal

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Time for me to renew my part 107 certification. Anyone taken the renewal test lately and have words of wisdom? I see the test registration process was updated on Jan 13th. Anything to that? I kind of let it sneak up on me and am short on time. A reminder from the FAA would have been nice. Do I need to take the test within 24 months of initial testing, or 24 months of the date of issue on my current cert? That 4 days could make a difference. If I don't take the renewal test on time, do I just take the initial test again and get a new cert? Anyone know of any reason why I wouldn't want to do that, other than the number of questions is less on the renewal test? If I don't rush it, it'll give me more time to study the test material I've forgotten in the last 2 years. Thanks for any input.
 
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I think as long as you’re 107 certified, you always just need to take the recurrent. However, if you lapse past 2 years I wouldn’t fly until you take your test.

It’s my understanding you don’t even get a new 107 plastic certification. You MUST carry the paper results of your recurrent to prove you took it.
 
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I think as long as you’re 107 certified, you always just need to take the recurrent. However, if you lapse past 2 years I wouldn’t fly until you take your test.

It’s my understanding you don’t even get a new 107 plastic certification. You MUST carry the paper results of your recurrent to prove you took it.
Thanks for your input.
I still take the recurrent test even my cert elapses? Hmm. I guess I better confirm that with FAA since the test registration process is very specific about being sure you register for the correct test.
Not a problem for me to avoid flying under part 107 for a couple weeks in February in Missouri.
And no new plastic card? I have to carry a piece of paper? You'd think they'd get enough money out of that $150 test fee to afford the cost of a new plastic card.
 
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Thanks for your input.
I still take the recurrent test even my cert elapses? Hmm. I guess I better confirm that with FAA since the test registration process is very specific about being sure you register for the correct test.
Not a problem for me to avoid flying under part 107 for a couple weeks in February in Missouri.
And no new plastic card? I have to carry a piece of paper? You'd think they'd get enough money out of that $150 test fee to afford the cost of a new plastic card.
Just make sure to register under Iacra and get your FTN

 

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Thanks for your input.
I still take the recurrent test even my cert elapses? Hmm. I guess I better confirm that with FAA since the test registration process is very specific about being sure you register for the correct test.
Not a problem for me to avoid flying under part 107 for a couple weeks in February in Missouri.
And no new plastic card? I have to carry a piece of paper? You'd think they'd get enough money out of that $150 test fee to afford the cost of a new plastic card.
You only take the Recurrent test regardless if you have exceeded the 24 month period or not.

You do NOT get issued a new card unless you lose/destroy the original and I "think" there is a fee then. That's SOP for Aviation Certificates now.

PS: The testing facility gets the $150 and the FAA is who issues the cards. One doesn't pay the other.
 
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You only take the Recurrent test regardless if you have exceeded the 24 month period or not.

You do NOT get issued a new card unless you lose/destroy the original and I "think" there is a fee then. That's SOP for Aviation Certificates now.

PS: The testing facility gets the $150 and the FAA is who issues the cards. One doesn't pay the other.
Thanks for confirming that info. Guess I assumed that the FAA got a piece of that testing fee to cover costs. BTW, if i read their website correctly, a replacement certificate is only $2.
 
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I believe some material on the initial doesn’t show up on the recurrent. I believe weather has been omitted on the recurrent. And I think flight dynamics or whatever it’s called. But I’d confirm.
 
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My 107 did lapse as I was not flying for a while. The test to renew your license is shorter and easier. As soon as I finished the test, my old certificate was re-activated. No additional paper work.
 
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My 107 did lapse as I was not flying for a while. The test to renew your license is shorter and easier. As soon as I finished the test, my old certificate was re-activated. No additional paper work.
What were the hardest questions you've come across?
 
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FYI. The test fee has gone up 10 bucks and is now $160 for both initial and recurrent tests.
 

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