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How To Join

For Senior Members and Cadets

Step 1

Contact Us and arrange to visit a meeting (with your parents if you are joining as a cadet)

Step 2

Attend a meeting (cadets must attend at least 3 weekly meetings prior to joining)

Step 3

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

Step 4 

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.

Mail

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 

Expedited Mail 

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.    

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