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How to Join

How to Join

Step 1.  Contact the Squadron

Call and/or email the unit contact person and confirm the meeting date, time and location.  You can also take the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about membership eligibility.  Keep in mind that the phone number or email posted is often the personal contact information for the CAP member.  All of our members are volunteers and try to respond to membership inquiries as soon as possible, so please give them a few days to respond.  If you encounter a wrong number or incorrect email address or otherwise have difficulty contacting the local unit, please email us through the Contact page for assistance.

Step 2. Attend a Meeting

The best way to learn more about Civil Air Patrol is to attend a meeting.  You’ll have a chance to see how meetings are run and what types of activities are available.  You should visit all the squadrons that are convenient for you.  Each squadron has different leadership, culture, and volunteer opportunities.  Typically you will attend three meetings before completing your membership application.

Step 3.  Complete Membership Application

Complete the appropriate membership application below.

If you are joining as a Senior Member, please fill out CAPF 12 and FD 258 Fingerprint Card (available at squadron). 

If you are joining as a Cadet, please fill out CAPF 15

Step 4.  Submit Membership Application, Dues, and Fingerprint Card

There are annual dues to be a CAP member which also must be submitted with your membership application. There are many ways to submit your application and pay annual dues, but most common is via mail. If you are a Senior Member, you will also need to submit your fingerprint card. Cadets do not need to complete a fingerprint card.

Dues can be paid by check made payable to Civil Air Patrol or by money orders. Mail completed application and dues payment to:

Civil Air Patrol/DP
105 S. Hansell St. Bldg 714
Maxwell AFB, AL  36112 

*Currently, Ohio CAP Membership Dues are $65/year for Seniors and $40/year for Cadets

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