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Senior Guide

1. Apply for CAP Membership

  • Attend 3 meetings and see Admin Officer for application packet.

    • Complete Senior Membership Application and fingerprint card.

    • Bring completed packet to Commander for I.D. verification and signature.

    • Send application, fingerprint card, and $65 (check/money order for CAP annual dues) to NHQ.

  • Upon membership approval, pay annual $40 unit dues.

    • Unit dues are in addition to annual CAP National dues.

    • Unit dues are prorated for new members and due 1 OCT thereafter.

  • Senior Member Welcome Booklet contains expanded information on steps 2 and 3 below.

  • Respect On Display pamphlet

2. Obtain CAP Uniforms

  • Senior Member minimum uniform for 501 meetings:

    • Blue "CAP Corporate Polo" Shirt

    • Gray Slacks

    • Black Belt

    • Black Shoes and Black Socks

  • Contact Logistics Officer for available uniform items. 

  • Vanguard.com is a great source for CAP uniform items.

3. Register on "eServices" Website

  • Once you receive a CAPID number, go to eServices to create an account.

  • Click on the link below "First Time Users?" to request Password.

    • System will email an initial password to log-in.

    • Change it once logged-in. Password must be changed every 90 days.

  • Read and verify "OPSEC Awareness" initial pop-up page.

  • Click on on "your name" in the upper-right corner of eServices and enter profile info:

    • "General Info"

      • Click "Photo" link under "General Info" to upload photo for CAPID card.

      • Contact Commander or Deputies to validate photo.

    • "Addresses"

    • "Contacts"

    • "Characteristics"

4. Complete Level I Training

  • When Level I online course is completed, contact Commander, DCS, or PDO to review CPPT requirement and submit Level I approval.

Note: By completing Level I, you earn the Membership Ribbon and a requirement for promotion to 2nd Lt.

5. Obtain GES Rating

  • General Emergency Services (GES) rating is the prerequisite for all Operational Qualifications Training (i.e.: Ground/UDF Team Member, Mission Scanner/Observer/Pilot/Radio Operator, etc.).

  • Go to Learning Management System (LMS).  Click on AXIS at the top of the page.  Take CAPT 116-General ES course.

    • Take CAPT 117 parts 1, 2, & 3 also since these are required for most ratings.

    • Aircrew and aircraft handlers must take Aircraft Ground Handling Training course in LMS/AXIS every two years.

    • Most ratings also require Introductory Communications User Training (ICUT) course in LMS/AXIS under "Communications".

6. Earn ES Ratings

7. Print "101 Card"

  • Login to eServices (Operations Qualifications>Emergency Services>101 Card) to print current CAPF-101 card.

  • Carry current 101 card, permits/licenses, and CAPID card at all times!

  • For CAP driver's license, go to eServices (Operations Qualifications>Driver's License) to upload DMV Record (3 year history) and valid AZ driver's license.

8. Maintain Safety Currency

  • Attend Safety Officer's monthly presentation (1st Tues. of each month).

  • If missed, complete an online course in LMS/AXIS under "Safety."

9. Earn Specialty Track - Tech Rating

  • Specialty Track and related Duty Officer descriptions are in Specialty Track Pamphlets P200-P227.

    • Ideally, you will be mentored for 6 months by a member familiar with the specialty.

Note: By achieving a Technician Rating, you earn the Leadership Ribbon and Technician Rating Specialty Badge which are required for Level II completion. Completing Senior and Master Ratings are required for Level III and IV and denoted by bronze and silver stars respectively on Leadership Ribbon.

10. Complete Level II

  • The following courses are required to complete Level II and earn the Benjamin O. Davis Certificate and promotion to 1st Lt.

  • The online blended Corporate Learning Course (CLC) is a requirement for completing Level III and promotion to Captain

By the time you are ready to achieve Level IV and Level V, you will be a CAP expert and no longer need this guide!

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