How to Join

Visit a meeting

The best way to learn more about what you can do in CAP 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 to you.  Each squadron has a different leadership, culture and volunteer opportunities.  Find the squadron that best fits your needs.

Membership Application Process

The local CAP squadron should provide you with a membership application, fingerprint card (for adults), inform you of the amount of annual dues, and if they require any squadron dues.
Download the membership applications here:  SENIOR            CADET

Annual membership dues vary by state.  You can view the membership dues table here Make sure you check the dues before sending in your application.  Incorrect dues will delay the processing of your membership.

NOTE:  Applications without the squadrons commander’s signature will not be processed. 

Mail your completed application, fingerprint card (for adult members) and annual dues (made out to Civil Air Patrol) to:

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

Once CAP receives your application, it is date stamped and processed in order by the date it arrived.  It usually takes around 2-3 business days for applications to be processed after they are received at National Headquarters.  
You will receive a new member email when your membership is successfully processed.