TRUST for Industry
The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST)
The law requires all recreational flyers pass an aeronautical knowledge and safety test and provide proof of passage when flying.
On June 22, 2021, the FAA announced its first set of 17 FAA-approved TRUST Test Administrators. To continue increasing availability of the TRUST, the FAA is opening a second application window for interested parties to become FAA-approved TRUST Test Administrators.
2022 Application Dates
- Application Period has closed
- FAA Submission Review: November 14-December 9, 2022
- Onboarding: December 12, 2022-February 10, 2023
Anticipated Announcement: March 2023
In order to make the test accessible and available to the largest possible audience the FAA offers interested parties the opportunity to become an FAA approved test administrator:
- The FAA provides TRUST content to FAA Approved Test Administrators
- Test administrators provide on-line test (there is no option for in-person testing) to recreational flyers
- TRUST must be administered in accordance with the Operating Rules
- Test administrators must agree to offer the test at no cost
Stakeholders approved to provide the test are known as FAA-Approved Test Administrators of The Recreational UAS Safety Test (FAA-Approved TA TRUST).
To enable applicants to determine if they can meet the program criteria, we recommend potential respondents read and understand the following documents:
At time of application potential test administrator applicants must have a Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) compliant learning management system, SCORM 1.2 (or later) and be capable of deploying the product.
Successful applicants are required to have a DUNS (Data Universal Numbering System) number and be registered in SAM (System Award Management).
Upon successful completion of all onboarding activities, the FAA will sign the MOA and the TRUST TA will receive notification that it may deploy the test.
TRUST Application and Onboarding Process
Applicant submissions must include:
- Complete (with requested documentation) Test Administrator Application Package
- Signed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)
FAA submission review:
- During review, the FAA may ask applicants for additional information based on submitted materials; applicants will have 5 business days to respond
- Successful applicants will be invited to proceed to the onboarding process
- During onboarding, the FAA will provide applicants with the TRUST content and assist applicants with their functional testing
- MOA countersigned by FAA upon successful completion of all onboarding activities
Prospective applicants should expect changes to the application process and requirements when the next solicitation for applicants is announced. Sign up for related updates. Interested parties should note:
- Any information pertaining to the application period is hosted on this website and through the FAA's digital channels.
- The FAA is not seeking or accepting unsolicited proposals outside of this application process.
- The FAA will not pay for any information received or costs incurred at any point in the onboarding process.
- Vendor participation during the application process is not a promise for future collaboration with the FAA.
- The FAA will not approve supplemental content intended to endorse or advertise a specific product or service.