How To Join
For Senior Members and Cadets
Contact Us and arrange to visit a meeting (with your parents if you are joining as a cadet)
Attend a meeting (cadets must attend at least 3 weekly meetings prior to joining)
Complete the Membership Application and FD 258 Fingerprint Card (available at your squadron, fingerprints are not required for cadets).
Download the Senior Membership Application or Download the Cadet Membership Application
Annual membership dues vary by state and may change at any time.
Click here for the current membership dues table
Submit your application, fingerprint card(if joining as a senior member) and dues through one of the following ways:
Online (New Cadets Only)
Ask your squadron commander if you are eligible to apply online. Only new cadets can join online. Former members have to submit a paper application.
Checks (made payable to Civil Air Patrol) or money orders are accepted for dues payment.
Mail your completed application, fingerprint card and dues payment to:
Civil Air Patrol/DP
105 S. Hansell St. Bldg 714
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112
FedEx and UPS are both delivered directly to the National Headquarters building. Priority Mail from the United States Postal Service may be delayed several days while it is routed through the Air Force base mail system.
When your application is received at National Headquarters, it is date stamped and processed in order by the date it arrived. You will receive an automated welcome email when the membership is processed.