Report Part 107 Recurrent Test in Regulations Discussion Posted January 3 · Edited January 3 by Spitfire76 23 hours ago, DataInspector said: I am current with my Part 107 Certification until the end of January, 2021. I was planning to take the recurrence exam this month. However, with the 12/31/2020 FAA ruling, "Starting in March 2021, drone pilots who are already certified no longer need to take an in-person recurrent exam at a PSI test center. You still have to demonstrate currency every 24 months, but it will now be through a free online training course from the FAA. " My question is...should I pay the $150 fee to take the test in 01/2021 to stay current? Or, should I let my part 107 lapse for a month and then re-certify by taking the FREE online course from the FAA? If my certification lapses, do I have to start over and take the initial test? I don't use the Part 107 often, so letting it lapse for a month would not be a big deal for me. Thanks for any suggestions or hints on how to work through this... My understanding of Part 107 certification is that it never expires but you do need to take the recurrent test in order to be "operational". In other words if after 24 months of passing the initial test you don't take the recurrent test you can not fly commercially until you pass the recurrent test. I took my initial test back in September of 2016 and since I did not end up flying commercially I did not bother to take the re-current test in 2018 but would also be interested to know for sure if I can simply take this new free online recurrent test that should be available in March.