Register and take the test to fly

Use this service to:

  • take the theory test to get a flyer ID
  • register for an operator ID if you also own or are responsible for a drone or model aircraft

Age limits

You must be at least 18 years old to get an operator ID.

You must be at least 13 years old to get a flyer ID by yourself.

If you’re younger, please ask your parent or guardian to help you and read the children and parent guidance.

Before you start

You'll need:

It’s a good idea to prepare for the theory test.


Operator and flyer registration costs and validity
Registration Cost Valid for
Operator ID £9 1 year
Flyer ID £0 5 years

If you already have an operator ID and just need a flyer ID, you’ll need to add your flyer ID in the My registration area.

Help with this service

Drone and Model Aircraft Registration Team
Telephone: 0330 022 9930
Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm