Frequently asked questions on registration and examination

This page contains frequently asked questions related to registration, training requirements and the online examination.

I have already made a notification on the use of remotely piloted aircraft system to Traficom earlier. Do I still have to register to the new register as a drone operator?

Yes you do. The requirement for registration is also for those who have earlier made a notification, there is no national exception for registration. According to the EU regulation, you have to register when you fly a drone with weight more than 250 grams, or a drone with a camera or some other sensor capable of recording personal data.

When I try to register with my company name, the system tells that the information provided is incorrect

The company name used for registration has to be exactly identical with the information given in the Business Information System (YTJ).

I fly a drone with a weight less than 250 grams. Do I need to pass the online examination?

The requirement for passing the examination is for those pilots who fly a drone with a take-off mass of 250 g or more. During the transitional period, the requirement for passing the examination is for those pilots who fly a drone with a take-off mass of 500 g or more. However, we recommend taking the examination in connection with the registration anyway. That way the examination doesn't cost extra money.

I have registered as a drone operator, but I can't register to the online examination.

If you have registered with your company information, you can then register for the examination by clicking the "Register persons for the remote pilot examination".

I try to notify a company's remote pilot to the online test, but the user interface asks a "Change identifier". Where can I get it?

The change identifier means the "Operator change identification number". You have received it via e-mail after registration.

I have registered as a drone operator, but I did not pass the examination. How can I get to try it again?

By opening the page via the link provided in the original message. After you have passed the examination, the link is no longer active.

I have registered as a drone operator (private person) and notified that I fly by myself (enrolled for the remote pilot examination), but I haven't received a link in the email to sign up for the exam.

The notified remote pilot will receive two emails with a same topic "Event in Drone-register" when you register. With some email providers, these messages will go under a same thread. You can try to search for a right message from you email, for example with words "Invitation to online-test".

Do I obtain a proof of competency after completing the examination?

Yes. The proof of competency will be sent to the email address you provided during registration.

The automatic reply says, that if the online test is not acceptably completed on time, the given information will be removed after the expiry date. What does this mean? Will this cancel my operator registration?

You don't need to complete the online examination if fly a drone with a mass less than 250 g, or during the transitional period, a drone with a mass less than 500 g. This automatic reply message means that if you choose not to do or do not pass the examination, the information you have provided for the remote pilot online test enrolment will be removed automatically from the system. Your registration will still be valid and the information given for registration will not be removed. We are editing the automatic reply message to avoid misunderstanding.

How much does it cost to register and to take the examination?Kuinka paljon rekisteröityminen ja verkkotentti maksavat?
What is the basis for the payments?

Payment for an electrical registration as a drone operator is 30 euros (1 year), 75 euros (3 years) or 100 euros (5 years). If you enroll for the examination at the same time as you register, there is no extra payment for doing the examination. You can enroll yourself for the online test also later for free, if you have used strong identification while registration. 

Without connection to any operator, the electrical registration/enrollment for the online theoretical examination costs 30 euros. 

The fees are based on the Government decree 1452/2019 (and changes 472/2020). The correlation between fees and costs are reviewed every year.