What is Drone registration?

Drone Registration
Drone and Model Aircraft Registration
Register my drone

Do I need to register?

Registration mandatory from: 30 November 2019


The UK’s new Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme will go live on 5 November 2019 (please note that you cannot register before this date).

What are the requirements

  • You’ll need to pass an online test if you want to fly outdoors. The test will be free and you’ll need to pass it every three years.
  • You’ll also need to register as an operator if you’re responsible for a drone or model aircraft. You must be aged 18 or over to be an operator. There will be an annual fee, which will be confirmed before the regulations come into force.
  • All drones and model aircraft will need to be labelled with the operator’s unique ID number.

What does it cost?

 Anyone responsible for a drone or unmanned aircraft (including model aircraft) weighing between 250g and 20kg will need to register as an operator.  The cost for this will be £9 renewable annually.


Anyone flying a drone or unmanned aircraft (including model aircraft) weighing between 250g and 20kg will need to take and pass an online education package. This is free and renewable every three years.

Worried about the Online test?

Click below on our short test paper of 15 questions and test your knowledge against the Drone Code.

I have a PfCO, do I need to register?

Yes you do. All Drone and Model Aircraft users must register by 30/11/2019.

If I register does this mean I can operate drones commerically

No, you must still obtain a PfCO and attend a course like we offer. Just click our £550 PfCO page to find out more...

Drone Registration Example Test Questions