How To Join

Joining Civil Air Patrol

Joining Civil Air Patrol is easy, and a life-changing decision for those who choose to make the leap. There are a few requirements, however.


To join the Civil Air Patrol, you must be a legal resident of the United States of America, be at least 12 years of age, be able to pay the annual dues, and must have a favorable legal track record. If you can meet these few requirements, you can join CAP!

How to Join

There are a few steps you need to take in order to join the Civil Air Patrol

  1. Come to a squadron meeting! You can find information on where our squadron is located on the "Contact Us" page of our website. After you've attended three meetings, proceed to the next step.
  2. Complete the membership application. This will be provided by the squadron and can be filled out at a meeting.
  3. Submit the application. This will be done online at a squadron meeting.

Once you've completed those three steps, congratulations! You are now a member of the Civil Air Patrol, and can begin participating in activities and progressing through the program.