You can join CAP as a cadet if you are at least 12 years old and before your 19th birthday.

Contact the squadron and arrange to visit a meeting

  Attend at least three weekly meetings.
  Complete the Membership Application  

The local CAP squadron will give you a membership application or download the application on the following link: 

Download the Cadet Membership Application here. 

Online Cadet Membership Application here.

Annual membership dues vary by state.

Click here for the membership dues table.

  Submit your application through one of the following ways:
  Online Ask your squadron commander how you can apply online. 
  Fax  Fax applications to 334-953-7771.  

Include credit card information to process the application. The required information includes:

  • Type of Card - Visa, MasterCard or Discover 
  • Card Number 
  • Expiration Date 
  • 3 Digit Security Code on the Back of the Card 
  • Name on Card
  Mail Dues can be paid by check made payable to Civil Air Patrol or by money orders.   

Mail your completed application 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 by Member Services at National Headquarters, it is date stamped and processed in order by the date it arrived.  You will receive a welcome email when the membership is processed.