Currently if you are looking to hire a Drone Operator or you are a new Drone Operator looking to start out in the business the regulations can be confusing. To help make it simpler we have listed the requirements and regulations governing commercial drone use in United States.
Certification required? Yes: commercial Drone Operators require a Section 333 Exemption issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Exemptions? No: all commercial Drone Operators require a Section 333 Exemption issued by the FAA.
Published list of certified operators? Yes: the official FAA list of authorized Operators can be found here.
Changes in the near future? Yes: The FAA is currently reviewing all regulation relating to commercial Drone Operation a summary of which can be found here.