New Members

Welcome aboard! 

Click Below to learn how to become a Cadet Youth (aged 12-18 may join CAP as cadets and remain cadets until age 21) or Senior member (18 and above).

 

Senior Members

 

A Link has been provided at each step to help you navigate to the correct course or action. Just click on the bold text in each step and a new page will open.

  1. Visit our Squadron:  Please visit 4 times before joining. Sign attendance chart as visitor. Dress code: White polo t-shirt, jeans, and closed toe shoes
  2. Fill out application: After 4 visits feel free to submit SENIOR APPLICATION FORM  to our squadron office.  To join as a senior member, a finger print card must be completed and form CAP Form 12 must be filled out and signed by the Commander.  Submit application with $67 (annual CAP membership cost), and the finger print card will be sent to CAP National HQ. Senior members will receive a CAP card in the mail from CAP National HQ. 
  3. Complete the Level 1 Foundations Course. After you get your CAP ID card log into e-services and start on the course titled OPSEC. Then work your way through Level 1. You will also need to take a safety online test. Ask your mentor for guidance.
  4. While working through your Level 1 Foundations course, you will need to look at ordering the following uniforms: One set of AF Blues or Corporate whites, one set of BDUs or Blue utility uniform, and one set of corporate Polos is recommended. Most uniforms can be ordered from any of the links provided on the CAP Links page, but the CAP Corporate Polo shirts, name tapes, name tags, and CIVIL AIR PATROL tapes must be ordered from Vanguard Air Force Blues:  Must meet Air Force weight and grooming standards to wear the Air Force Blues.  View  CAPM-39-1 to meet CAP uniform and grooming standards
    • BDU:  CAP wears the woodland style BDUs.  Must meet Air Force weight and grooming standards.
    • Blue Utility Uniform: If you choose not to wear the BDUs or do not meet the AF weight\grooming standards the blue utility uniform would be worn in place of the BDUs.  
    • Flight Suit:  The Sage NOMEX flight suit is authorized for qualified or qualifying aircrew personnel.
    • Corporate Whites:  If you choose not to wear the AF Blues the Corporate White would be worn instead.  The uniform is a white aviator shirt and grey slacks.
    • Corporate Polos:  Corporate Polos are required for all Sponsor Members, and are optional for all other Senior Members.  The uniform is a CAP Polo shirt either standard or engraved with the member's name, and grey slacks. 
    • Civilian Dress:  The appropriate dress to wear until you have obtained a complete uniform is white polo or button-up shirt and either blue jeans or grey slacks.  
  5. Complete the General Emergency Services (GES Course). This is the introduction to the Emergency services missions that Civil Air Patrol performs, and is a primary function of the senior member staff.
  • Complete the FEMA IS-100b course. This is the introduction into the National Incident Management Systems nor NIMS, which Civil Air Patrol utilizes during ES missions. Find Course material here. Scroll down the page and take the web based course. Then take the final exam. Do it as an open book exam with this resource IS100 summary 
  • Complete the FEMA IS-700b course. This is the introduction into the National Incident Management Systems nor NIMS, which Civil Air Patrol utilizes during ES missions. Find Course material here Scroll down the page and take the web based course. Then take the final exam. Do it as an open book exam with this resource IS700 summary 
  • Complete the CAPT-117 Part 1 course. The course material will be provided first.  Once you have completed the course a short open- book test will follow.  Find course information here. This course is required for all basic Emergency Services qualifications. 

      7.  Begin looking into a specialty track of study. The track you choose will be your job track once you have completed the basic training. There are many different jobs available to you. You will be working with our Professional Development Officer (PDO) to help you choose a specialty that aligns your interests and skills with the needs of the squadron. This is part of working on your level 2. Find more information about it at the CAP University and choose level 2 

     

 

       

 

Cadets

Links have been provided at each of the steps that can be completed online.  Other steps will require assistance from your mentor.  Steps with links have bold text.  Simply click on the bold text in each step and a new page will open.

  1. Visit our Squadron:  Please visit 4 times before joining. Sign attendance chart as visitor. Dress code: White polo t-shirt, jeans, and closed toe shoes
  2. Fill out application: After 4 visits feel free to ask for CADET APPLICATION FORM from our squadron office. Submit application with $45 (annual CAP membership cost). You will receive a CAP card in the mail from CAP National HQ. 
  3. Complete the Curry achievement online. After you get your CAP ID card log into e-services and Complete the Curry Studies online.  Your Mentor will assist you with your books and how to take online exams. Make sure to do the CAPT-116 online as well. See resources below. 
  4. Order you free set of AF Blues. See your mentor for instructions on how to do this. 
  5. Order your BDUs. BDUs can be purchased at Al's Army and Navy or be ordered Vanguard. Name tapes, name tags, and CIVIL AIR PATROL tapes must be ordered from Vanguard. View  CAPM-39-1 to meet CAP uniform and grooming standards. You can start wearing the BDU uniform after you complete the Curry achievement and everything described in point number 6 below.
  6. Complete the General Emergency Services (GES Course). This is the introduction to the Emergency services missions that Civil Air Patrol performs:
  • Complete the CAPT-116. The course material will be provided first.  Once you have completed the course a short open- book test will follow. Find Course material here.  This course is required for all basic Emergency Services qualifications.
  • Complete the FEMA IS-100b course. This is the introduction into the National Incident Management Systems nor NIMS, which Civil Air Patrol utilizes during ES missions. Find Course material hereThen take the final exam. Do it as an open book exam with this resource IS100 summary 
  • Complete the FEMA IS-700b course. This is the introduction into the National Incident Management Systems nor NIMS, which Civil Air Patrol utilizes during ES missions. Find Course material here. Scroll down the page and take the web based course. Then take the final exam. Do it as an open book exam with this resource IS700 summary
  • Complete the ICUT course. ICUT is found in e-services in the Learning Management System  under communications. "Ctrl"+ "F" then type "ICUT "
  • Complete the CAPT-117 Part 1 course.  The course material will be provided first.  Once you have completed the course a short open- book test will follow.  Find course information here. 
After you are done with all of the above you will want to pursue the rest of the achievements from the CAP cadet Program. 
 
 
 
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