How To Join

Ready to join CAP as an active adult or youth member? Here’s how to get started.

For more information click one of the following or go to CAP's How to Join Web Site.

Former Members
National Patron

Step 1) Come to our Squadron Meeting

We are on the S.W. corner of the airport, where Airport Rd. and Hill St. (AKA Zebulon Rd) intersect. Click here for map to location.

Step 2) 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.

Step 3) 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.