What is the expected time frame for FAA knowledge test results to show up in IACRA?

2017-09-17 20:56:06

I just passed my Part 107 Remote Pilot's knowledge test this morning, and I noticed that IACRA indicates it may take up to 48 hours for the test records to show up. Does it always take 48 hours or is it sometimes faster than that? What is the soonest that I might reasonably expect the test results to appear?

Bonus points if anyone knows why it takes so long, but I realize that may not be something anyone knows about (or can talk about).

A stab in the dark, hence the wiki answer:

The delay can be the FAA getting the TSA's approval for the background check before you get can the temporary licence off IACRA.

After passing the test, the TSA vets the applicants to determine whether they represent a security risk to the NAS (uasvision).

and

A confirmation email will be sent when an applicant has completed the TSA security background check. This email will provide instructions for printing a copy of the temporary remote pilot certificate from IACRA (FAA).

  • A stab in the dark, hence the wiki answer:

    The delay can be the FAA getting the TSA's approval for the background check before you get can the temporary licence off IACRA.

    After passing the test, the TSA vets the applicants to determine whether they represent a security risk to the NAS (uasvision).

    and

    A confirmation email will be sent when an applicant has completed the TSA security background check. This email will provide instructions for printing a copy of the temporary remote pilot certificate from IACRA (FAA).

    2017-09-17 21:20:01