Tony Northrup has published a video detailing the Federal Aviation Administration’s Part 107 sUAS Test that drone operators must pass in order to fly for commercial purposes. The video is nearly two hours long and details a number of topics related to the FAA’s test, including information on radio frequencies, restricted areas, drone laws, runway markings and patterns, management, and more.
The FAA requires any drone operator intending to fly a drone for commercial purposes to take and pass this test; the Administration includes for-profit drone photography under its ‘commercial purposes’ umbrella. So if you want that aerial photo of the wedding party on the beach, you’ll need to start studying.
In addition to third-party guides such as this video, the FAA itself offers educational and study materials, including an aeronautical knowledge handbook, test guide and more. That material is available for free here.