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