If your intention is to just fly for some kicks, then you may not need the certificate. However, rules differ from one area to the next. You will however need to register that drone, especially if it is above a set pound limit. For drone racers who use the first person kind of glasses, the certificate is a must have. Making money
When you want to make some money, then there are some qualifications that you will need to fulfill so as to qualify. They include: Age: most places require that you should be at least 16 years of age ID: most jurisdictions require one to have an ID that is issued by the government bearing a signature, address and name.