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Join CAP

Whether you are a youth or an adult, if you have the desire to serve your community, state and nation with the Civil Air Patrol, we would love to have you join us!

Join CAP and become one of our pilots

Join CAP and become one of our pilots

Join CAP and get some serious training

Join CAP and get some serious training

Types of Membership

Cadets (age 12-18)

Senior Members (age 18+):

  • Active Member
  • Cadet Sponsor (available for parents and grandparents of active cadets)
  • Associate Members:
    • Patron Members
    • Aerospace Education Members

Application for Cadet Membership in Civil Air Patrol



Cadets working on the "Apollo 13" problem

Cadets solving the Apollo 13 problem.

Prospective cadets must attend three meetings and be approved by the membership committee before submitting an application for membership. Parents are asked to attend one of the three meetings with their child.

Remember that cadets MUST show proof of identity to the squadron commander and get their application form signed by the squadron commander before the new cadet applicant mails in their forms to National Headquarters, as detailed in the section titled BACKGROUND INFORMATION in the middle of page one. Types of acceptable identification are listed on the form.

Application for Senior Membership in Civil Air Patrol

Prospective members must meet with squadron membership committee before applications can be submitted.

Step-by-step instructions for joining CAP can be found here on our national website:

Mail Completed application package with payment to:

National Headquarters
Civil Air  Patrol
ATTN: Membership Services
105 South Hansell Street
Maxwell  AFB, AL 36112-6332


Questions? Contact CAP at 1.877.227.9142 (ext 263 or 264)
or email