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This document describes the various badges that Cadets and Senior Members can earn in their respective Program. Original document was written by -C/1st Lt. Eli Rosin

NOTE: This is NOT an official document. The decision on whether these checklists may apply or not is up to your Squadron, Wing, Region, or National commander. DO NOT use this as a replacement for the official resources in which these are founded. This document is designed to have each checklist able to be printed out individually.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Page 1: Summary of Changes

  • Page 2: Chapter I :: Cadet Badges

  • Page 13: Chapter II :: Senior Member Badges

  • Page 110: Chapter III :: Senior Member and Cadet Badges

SUMMARY OF CHANGES

This document is the first version.

Recommendations were added to guide cadets toward successful paths relating to the badge that is statistically proven successful in CAP. Refer to the CAPR 39-1 for more information on how to wear the badges.

Chapter I

Cadet Badges

The following are the badges dedicated for ONLYcadets to earn:

  1. Solo Badge

  2. Pre-Solo Badge

  3. Cadet Model Rocketry Badge

  4. Cadet Cyber Badge(Basic)

  5. Cadet Cyber Badge(Intermediate)

  6. Cadet Cyber Badge(Advance)

  7. Cadet STEM Badge(Basic)

  8. Cadet STEM Badge(Intermediate)

  9. Cadet STEM Badge(Advance)

  10. NRA Badge(Basic)

  11. NRA Badge(Pro-Marksman)

  1. Solo Badge: The solo badge is a uniform indication that the CAP member has completed the required training to be a CAP rated Solo pilot. To receive the Solo Badge, complete the following on this checklist:

Task Sign-off
Have a student pilot certificate for one of the following: FAA Commercial Balloon, FAA Glider commercial, FAA Glider Private, FAA Private Balloon, FAA student pilot certificate-Airplane
Have one of the following medical sign-off: Class 1 special issuance, Class 2 special issuance, Class 3 Medical(40 and over), Class 3 Medical(<40), Class 3 Special issuance.
Have logged CAP solo pilot training(Airplane) IAW FAR 61.87in eServices
complete the statement of understanding in eServices
Is current in Aircraft Ground Handling Training

Make sure each of these is logged into eServices. For more information, refer to “what do I need” in eServices.

  • Recommendation to cadets: If you are interested in receiving the solo badge, apply to a solo flight academy. This NCSA will give you the recommended path in receiving a solo pilot rating. For more information, go to ncsas.com and look into any of them. Along with that, follow the Cadet wings program guide to receive the private pilot certificate. The last recommendation is that you join different aviation programs, for example:

    • EAA(Experimental Aircraft Association)

    • AOPA(Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association)

    • FAASafety

  1. Pre-Solo Badge: The pre-solo badge is a uniform indication that the CAP member has completed a pre-solo flight. To receive the Pre-Solo Badge, complete the following on this checklist:

Task Sign-off
Complete a solo flight with an instructor in the aircraft observing you.
NOT OFFICIAL RATING: follow the directions of your CFI to receive this badge.

This badge can only be earned based on the requirements of your Certified Flight Instructor. Refer to him/her for more information on how to receive this badge.

  • Recommendation to cadets: Focus on receiving the Solo badge rather than this because the Solo is an official rating with more experience involved.

  1. Cadet Model Rocketry Badge: The Cadet Model Rocketry Badge is a uniform indication that the cadet has completed the basic model rocketry program curriculum. To receive the Cadet Model Rocketry Badge, complete the following on this checklist:

Task Sign-off
Complete the stage 1 written phase test in person or on LMS/ AXIS LMS. (The test on LMS may not be available).

Have a QSM(Qualified Senior Member) witness the launch of two of the following rocket models:

  1. The rubber band powered Goddard rocket.

  2. The AlkaSeltzer® and water rocket

  3. The rubber band junk rocket

  4. The compressed air and water pop-bottle rocket

Complete the stage 2 written phase test in person or on LMS/ AXIS LMS. (The test on LMS may not be available).

Have a QSM(Qualified Senior Member) witness the launch of two of the following rocket models:

  • a commercial single-stage kit model powered by a commercial, solid fuel model rocket engine. (The one used in the module was the Estes Alpha).

  • A commercial air-powered rocket. If the cadet chooses this option, he/or she must provide a mathematical proof of the altitude achieved during the flight. Preferably, an Estes Altitrak will be most useful.

  • Build a single-stage rocket that is a scale reproduction of an actual rocket. (The one used in the module was the Estes Redstone).

  • A plastic scale model of an actual rocket, from aerospace history, maybe built and presented to the QSM.

Complete the stage 3 written phase test in person or on LMS/ AXIS LMS. (The test on LMS may not be available).

The cadets involved must elect to build and launch the rocket. Have a QSM(Qualified Senior Member) witness the launch of ONE of the following rocket models:

  • A two-stage rocket that requires two engines to reach altitude. The rocket must reach at least 500' and be safely recovered.

  • A model rocket capable of carrying at least a 3-ounce payload to an altitude of 300' or more.

  • A model rocket that has a separate glider attachment. The glider and rocket must return to earth safely and within NAR safety code guidelines.

  • Suppose the cadet lives in an area where solid-fuel model rockets are outlawed. In that case, he/she may elect to build an air-powered rocket of his/her design from scratch(If the cadet chooses this option, then the cadet must mathematically prove the altitude achieved in flight. Recommended by the module that the Air Burst or Estes should be used as the launcher).

Each of these must be logged in by an Aerospace Education Member or Qualified Senior Member. For more information about earning this badge or the modules required to complete, refer to Civil Air Patrol, Model rocketry.

  • Recommendation to cadets: Many states have an encampment option to receive this badge, so look into your local encampment. Also, you may contact your Aerospace officer and request information on working towards earning the badge. If you’re interested in advancing your education in model rocketry, complete the advanced rocketry courses on LMS/ AXIS LMS, and look into contact with your local NAR chapter.

  1. Cadet Cyber Badge: The Cadet Cyber Badge is a uniform indication that the cadet has completed specific objectives that fall under the Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced Cyber Badge.

    1. To receive the Cadet Cyber Badge(Basic), complete the following on this checklist:

Task Sign-off
Earn the first promotion(C/Amn)
Complete 20 hours of hands-on activities set forth by the CAP Introduction to CyberSecurity.
Participate in 20 hours worth of Cyberpatriot time.
Write a 1-2 paged career dossier about a cyber-related position and signed off by the Aerospace Education Officer or Cyber Education Officer.
  1. To receive the Cadet Cyber Badge(Intermediate), complete the following on this checklist:

Task Sign-off
Earn the Basic Cyber Badge
Earn the Wright Brothers award(C/SSgt)
Participate in a cyber patriot team, serving in a leadership role for 20 hours.
Complete Cyber Defense Training Academy(CDTA), Cyberspace Familiarization Course(NCSA)
Write another 1-2 paged career dossier about a cyber-related position and signed off by the Aerospace Education Officer or Cyber Education Officer.
  1. To receive the Cadet Cyber Badge(Advance), complete the following on this checklist:

Task Sign-off
Earn the Intermediate Cyber Badge
Earn the Mitchell award(C/2d Lt.)
Serve as an instructor, tutor, or assistant coach for a CyberPatriot team or during activities in relation to teaching the squadron the curriculum from CAP Introduction to CyberSecurity for 30 hours(cumulative). Alternatively, complete CDTA, Advanced Cyberspace Familiarization course.
Complete a high school (or higher) course in computer science, information assurance, or cybersecurity. Alternatively, obtain an industry-standard information security certification such as the CompTIA Security +, or (ISC)² SSCP - Systems Security Certified Practitioner.
Provide 10 hours of IT service to CAP or another organization. Alternatively, design an application, administer Moodle courseware or other learning management systems, or complete a similar scope and complexity project.

Each of the badge requirements must be logged by either the AEO or CEO of the squadron. For more information on these badges and how to earn them, please refer to CAPP 60-41.

  • Recommendation to cadets: Ask your AEO or CEO for guidance towards earning the badge. Going to Cyber Defense Training Academy will qualify you for the basic badge and give you much experience towards the intermediate badge, so it is recommended to apply it. Apply for local or online IT/Cybersecurity courses to familiarize yourself with the curriculum of CAP Introduction to CyberSecurity. Here are a few examples:

    • CyberCamp by CyberPatriot

    • Alison(Free online Technology courses)

    • TEEX(Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service

  1. Cadet STEM Badge: The Cadet STEM Badge is a uniform indication that the cadet has completed specific objectives that fall under the Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced STEM Badge.

    1. To receive the Cadet STEM Badge(Basic), complete the following on this checklist:

Task Sign-off
Earn the Feik achievement(C/SrA)
Participate in 12 hours of STEM activities found in the CAPP 60-41 chapter 3.3. This must be logged in by the Squadron Aerospace Education Officer(AEO)
Write a 1-2 paged career dossier about a STEM-related position and signed off by the Aerospace Education Officer(AEO).
  1. To receive the Cadet STEM Badge(Intermediate), complete the following on this checklist:

Task Sign-off
Earn the Basic Cadet STEM Badge
Earn the Lindbergh achievement (C/Msgt)
Participate in 12 additional hours of STEM activities beyond what was covered during the previous badge—alternatively, complete 9 hours as a student, and 3 hours as an instructor or assistant instructor.
Write another 1-2 paged career dossier about a STEM-related position and signed off by the Aerospace Education Officer.
  1. To receive the Cadet STEM Badge(Advance), complete the following on this checklist:

Task Sign-off
Earn the Intermediate Cadet STEM Badge
Earn the Mitchell award(C/2d Lt.)
Participate in 12 additional hours of STEM activities beyond what was covered during the previous badge—alternatively, complete 6 hours as a student, and 6 hours as an instructor or assistant instructor.
Complete 30 minutes of community service time doing a STEM-related service.
Write another 1-2 paged career dossier about a STEM-related position and signed off by the Aerospace Education Officer.

The AEO of the squadron must log each of the badge requirements. For more information on these badges and how to earn them, please refer to CAPP 60-41.

  • Recommendation to cadets: Because the badge requirements are much more flexible, it is recommended that you contact your AEO for guidance towards earning the badge. Also, contact your AEO on information regarding your squadron’s STEM kits’ logistics to help deepen your understanding of the STEM program.

  1. NRA marksmanship badge: The NRA marksmanship badge is a uniform indication that shows the cadet has earned either a Basic or Pro marksman rating defined by the NRA. (You can only wear one).

    1. To receive the NRA marksmanship badge(basic), complete the following on this checklist:

Task Sign-off
Complete a basic course offered by the NRA, giving you the basic NRA qualification. These courses can be found on the NRA course listing webpage. Alternatively, complete a similar course that can be signed off by an official NRA instructor.
Have the certificate from the course signed off by the squadron commander.
  1. To receive the NRA marksmanship badge(Pro-sharpshooter), complete the following on this checklist:

Task Sign-off
Complete the requirements for the Basic Badge
Receive instructions from your squadron commander on how to earn the pro-marksmanship badge
Have an NRA instructor and squadron commander sign off for the pro-marksman rating.
  • Recommendation for cadets: Many Encampments have the opportunity to earn the Marksmanship badge, so look into your wing encampment for more information.

  • Note: Since the badge is not on vanguard, refer to the NRA Program materials center to purchase the badge.

Chapter II

Senior Member Badges

The following are the badges dedicated to ONLYsenior members to earn:

  1. Senior Pilot

  2. Command Pilot

  3. Senior Observer

  4. Master Observer

  5. Senior Air Crew

  6. Master Air Crew

  7. Incident Commander

    1. Incident Commander 3

    2. Incident Commander 2

    3. Incident Commander 1

  8. Administration

    1. Administration Technician

    2. Administration Senior

    3. Administration Master

  9. Character Development

    1. Character Development Technician

    2. Character Development Senior

    3. Character Development Master

  10. Communication Senior

  11. Communication Master

  12. Emergency Services Senior

  13. Emergency Services Master

  14. Finance

    1. Finance Technician

    2. Finance Senior

    3. Finance Master

  15. Historian Senior

  16. Historian Master

  17. Information Technology Senior

  18. Information Technology Master

  19. Inspector General

    1. Inspector General Technician

    2. Inspector General Senior

    3. Inspector General Master

  20. Logistics

    1. Logistics Technician

    2. Logistics Senior

    3. Logistics Master

  21. Operations

    1. Operations Technician

    2. Operations Senior

    3. Operations Master

  22. Personnel

    1. Personnel Technician

    2. Personnel Senior

    3. Personnel Master

  23. Professional Development

    1. Professional Development Technician

    2. Professional Development Senior

    3. Professional Development Master

  24. Public Affairs

    1. Public Affairs Technician

    2. Public Affairs Senior

    3. Public Affairs Master

  25. Recruiting

    1. Recruiting Technician

    2. Recruiting Senior

    3. Recruiting Master

  26. Safety

    1. Safety Technician

    2. Safety Senior

    3. Safety Master

  27. Aerospace Education

    1. Basic Aerospace Education

    2. Senior Aerospace Education

    3. Master Aerospace Education

  28. Cadet Programs

    1. Basic Cadet Programs

    2. Senior Cadet Programs

    3. Master Cadet Programs

  1. Senior Pilot: The Senior pilot rating badge is a uniform indication that the member has met several intermediate requirements in the CAP flight program. To receive the Senior Pilot Rating Badge, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign-off
Meet CAP Pilot rating requirements.
Have been an active CAP-rated pilot for at least three years (this service does not need to be continuous).
Have a minimum of 1,000 hours of pilot time logged in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulations(FARs).
  • Make sure that each of these is logged into eServices.

  1. Command Pilot: The Command pilot rating badge is a uniform indication that the member has met several advanced CAP flight program requirements. To receive the Command Pilot Rating Badge, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign-off
Meet CAP Senior pilot requirements.
Have been an active CAP pilot or senior pilot for at least five years (this service does not need to be continuous).
Have a minimum of 2,000 hours of pilot time logged IAW FARs.
  • Make sure that each of these logged in to eServices

  1. Senior Observer: The Senior Observer rating badge is a uniform indication that the member is qualified to do intermediate Mission Observer tasks. To receive the Senior Observer rating badge, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign-off
Meet CAP observer requirements.
Have been an active fling CAP mission observer or Surrogate Unmanned Aerial System Green Flag Mision Coordinator (GFMC) for three years (this service does not need to be continuous).
Have a minimum of 100 hours of certified flying time as a CAP mission observer or GFMC.
  • Make sure to have each of these logged into eServices.

  1. Master Observer: The Master Observer rating badge is a uniform indication that the member is qualified to do advanced Mission Observer tasks. To receive the Master Observer rating badge, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign-off
Meet requirements for CAP Senior mission observer.
Have been an active CAP mission observer or GFMC for five years (this service does not need to be continuous).
Have a minimum of 200 hours of flying time as a CAP mission observer or GFMC.
Have flown 20 sorties as a senior mission observer or GFMC on actual missions (not training).
  • Make sure to have each of these logged into eServices.

  1. Senior Aircrew: The Senior Aircrew badge is a uniform indication that the member is qualified to complete intermediate aircrew tasks that follow their respective qualification. To receive the Senior Aircrew badge, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign-off
Meet CAP aircrew rating requirements.
Have been active flying CAP Mission Scanner for three years (this service does not need to be continuous).
Have a minimum of 100 hours of certified flying time as CAP MS, ADIS, AP, ARCHOPR, ARCHTRK, GIIEP, GFSO, or HRO.
Qualified as an ADIS, AP ARCHOPR, ARCHTRK, GIIEP, GFSO or HRO
  • Make sure to have each of these logged into eServices.

  1. Master Aircrew: The Master Aircrew badge is a uniform indication that the member is qualified to complete advanced aircrew tasks that follow their respective qualification. To receive the Master Aircrew badge, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign-off
Meet requirements for CAP Senior aircrew rating.
Have been an active CAP mission scanner for five years (this service does not need to be continuous).
Have a minimum of 200 hours of certified flying time as a CAP MS, ADIS, AP, ARCHOPR, ARCHTRK, GIIEP, GFSO, or HRO.
Have a minimum of 20 sorties as a CAP ADIS, AP, ARCHOPR, ARTRK, GIIEP, GFSO, or HRO on actual missions (not training).
  • Make sure to have each of these logged into eServices

  1. Incident Commander: Divided into three different forms: the Incident Commander badge is a uniform indication that the member is qualified to assume command as an Incident commander within the qualification’s authority.

    1. To receive the Incident Commander 3 badge, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign-off

Complete the following prerequisites:

  • General Emergency Services

  • Operations Section Chief training

  • Be 21 years of age or older.

Receive commander approval for the prerequisites and familiarization and Preparatory training.

Complete the following familiarization and preparatory training:

Complete the following Incident Commander Level 3 Advanced Training:

  • Aircraft Ground Handling - ES

  • Complete Flight Release Officer Training

  • Complete Task C-4000 (Demonstrate the ability to select an incident staff)

  • Complete Task C-4001 Demonstrate the ability to complete an ICS Form 201

  • Complete Task C-4002 Demonstrate the ability to develop and approve an Incident Action Plan (ICS Forms 202 - 206 with attachments)

  • Complete Task C-4003 Demonstrate the ability to closeout an incident, including completion of CAPF 115

  • Complete Task C-4004 Demonstrate the ability to conduct major incident briefings

  • Complete Task C-4005 Demonstrate the ability to coordinate with other agencies

  • Complete Task C-4130 Demonstrate the ability to select and establish a suitable incident command post or staging area

  • Complete Task P-0101 Demonstrate the ability to keep a log

Complete the following Exercise Participation tasks:

  • Exercise participation - Incident Commander - Level 3

  • Exercise Participation - Incident Commander Level 3 #2

Complete CAPT 117 ES continuing Education Exam - Part 3.
Earn the unit Certification and recommendation - Incident Commander.
  1. To receive the Incident Commander 2 badge, complete the following tasks:

Tasks Sign-off

Complete Incident Commander Level 2 Prerequisites:

  • GES - General Emergency Services

  • IC3 - Incident Commander Level 3

  • Age Eligibility: 21 years

Receive the Commander Approval for prerequisites and Familiarization and Preparatory Training.

Complete the familiarization and preparatory Training:

Complete the Advanced Training for Incident Commander Level 2:

  • Aircraft Ground Handling -ES

  • CAPT 117 ES continuing Education Exam - Part 3

  • Flight Release Officer Training

Complete Incident Commander Level 2 Exercise participation:

  • Exercise Participation - Incident Commander Level 2

  • Exercise Participation - Incident Commander Level 2

  1. To receive the Incident Commander 1 badge, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign-off

Complete the following Prerequisites:

  • GES - General Emergency Services

  • Incident Commander Level 2

  • Age Eligibility: 21

Receive the Commander Approval for prerequisites and Familiarization and Preparatory Training.

Complete the familiarization and preparatory Training:

Complete the Advanced Training for Incident Commander Level 1:

  • Aircraft Ground Handling -ES

  • CAPT 117 ES continuing Education Exam - Part 3

  • Flight Release Officer Training

Complete Incident Commander Level 1 Exercise participation:

  • Exercise Participation - Incident Commander Level 1

  • Exercise Participation - Incident Commander Level 1

  • Make sure to have each of these logged into eServices.

  1. Administration: Divided into three different ratings, the Administration specialty track is a way for Civil Air Patrol to measure the level of advancement a Senior Member has in their respective administration working environment.

    1. To receive the Administration Technician rating, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign-off
Be in the position of Administrative Officer or Assistant

Have a working knowledge of the following documents:

Discuss with your OJT supervisor or commander how your job functions interact with the support of the unit. Explain how you have complied.
Demonstrate that you can prepare administrative authorizations, operating instructions, and supplements by producing and explaining each’s approval procedure. This can be either real or simulated.
Have the ability to efficiently access any current form of regulation, either in print or or electronically.
Have someone not rated in administration use a file plan you created or updated to locate some object in the files.
Produce your file of pending reports and a 90-day log that shows you have reminded the appropriate staff of upcoming due dates.
Produce and maintain the unit’s attendance log for a minimum of six months.
Show your OJT Supervisor your unit library and give your assessment of its adequacy. If it is inadequate, explain your plan for improving it.
Demonstrate that you are able to complete assigned duties with minimum supervision.
Successfully serve as the administrative officer/director of administration or assistant
Ensure proper formatting, logging and suspension date compliance of unit correspondence, including but not limited to mail, group emails affecting the unit, directives from higher headquarters, etc...
Review all unit developed publications to ensure they are administratively accurate before publication and periodically thereafter in accordance with CAPR 5-4
Successfully complete online CAPP 205 test for technician rating.
  1. To receive the Administration Senior rating, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign-off
Complete Level 2 of the Senior Member Professional Development Program.
Develop a program/system/procedure to ensure periodic unit reports are done correctly and in a timely fashion.
Demonstrate that members of your unit can produce correspondence and publications in compliance with CAPRs by showing 5 or more items of correspondence sent from your unit, at least one of which was prepared by a staff member outside the administration specialty. Show at least one publication produced and approved in accordance with CAPRs.
Demonstrate your program/system/procedure for reviewing new publications and informing staff members.
Prepare administrative officer’s responses to CI, SUI or SI questions.
Coordinate unit response to CI, SUI or SI.
Explain to the OJT Supervisor or commander how this function interacts with the same function at higher and lower echelons. Explain how you have complied.
Complete 12 months experience as Administrative officer or director of administration or assistant at the technician level.
  1. To receive the Administration Senior rating, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign-off
Complete Level 3 of the CAP Senior Member Professional Development Program.
Mentor someone through a lower level of the administrative officer specialty track.
Use a Self-inspection Guide to receive a satisfactory rating from the OJT supervisor or receive a minimum satisfactory rating in a CI, SAV, audit, or other outside evaluation completed since earning your senior rating.
Have no outstanding reports or action items from the evaluation stated in CAPP 205.
Serve as a unit administrative officer or director of administration or assistant for 18 months since receiving your senior rating in administration.
Serve as administrative officer or assistant at the group or higher for six months or more (may include in or be concurrent with the 18 months above) or provide administrative assistance at a multi-unit activity lasting 40 hours or more, preferably in a cadet program or an aerospace activity or become rated in the administrative function according to ICS standards.
Successfully complete the online CAPP 205 test for the master rating.
  • Make sure to contact your OJT mentor about the scheduling of the different forms of training that are available to accomplish these requirements.

  1. Character Development: Divided into three different ratings, the Character Development specialty track is a way for Civil Air Patrol to measure the level of advancement a Senior Member has in their respective Character Development working environment.

    1. To receive the Character Development Technician rating badge, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign-off
Describe the job the Character Development Instructor and the responsibilities of serving on the the commander’s staff as a Character Development Instructor(CDI).
Correctly identify the differences in the job descriptions, privileges, protections and confidentiality limits of a CDI and Chaplain and how to correctly respond when the situation requires a Chaplain.
Identify the policies and possible tasks of non-clergy support.
Present, to the satisfaction of your mentor or OJT supervisor, at least four character development lessons to cadets.
Correctly complete and submit to your wing chaplain one CAPF 34-CDI on your activities.
Explain the Chaplain Corps Organizational Structure.
Successfully complete six months active service as a CDI.

Have a working knowledge of the following documents:

  1. To receive the Character Development Senior rating badge, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign-off
Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of CAPR 265-1 and CAPR 52-16.
Discuss with your OJT supervisor or chaplain mentor the content and resources that are found on the Chaplain services portion of the NHQ webpage.
Explain to your OJT supervisor or chaplain mentor how the CDI is an integral part of the cadet programs team.
Prepare a written or oral report on your learning about a faith group outside your own and present it to your OJT supervisor or wing chaplain.
Deliver eight additional character development seminars since completing your technician level.
Correctly complete, and submit during the reporting period, two or more CAPF 34-CDI reports.

Since receiving your technician rating do at least two of the following:

  • Prepare for approval and the implementation of a six-month plan for Character Development lessons in your unit.

  • If needed, propose to your OJT supervisor and mentoring chaplain a Chaplain Corp budget and follow the proper procedures to submit it to the unit commander.

  • Provide a briefing to members of your unit on the Chaplain Corps that includes the subjects of services that can be provided by chaplains and CDIs, the difference between chaplains and CDIs and the current issues facing the Chaplain Corps.

  • Nominate a member of the Chaplain Corps for a Chaplain Corps award, training award/rating or performance award in accordance with CAP regulations and local regulations and procedures.

Since receiving your Technician rating, perform an one of the following:

  • Provide non-clergy support at a CAP religious service. This may include a major portion/component of the service, run vespers or similar service at an activity, arrange for access to outside services if a CAP service is not available, or observance of a religious holiday. These should be done under close supervision of a CAP chaplain. Costs to complete this requirement should not be at the CDI’s expense.

  • Provide administrative or non-clergy support for a Chaplain at an actual or practice ES mission.

  • Teach one or more CD lessons for members of two units other than your own. This must be done with permission of the commanders of all units involved, the mentoring chaplain and your OJT supervisor. This may be accomplished by visiting two units or to members who are all at a single multi-unit cadet activity such as an encampment, bivouac, NCSA, flight school, DDR activity, etc…

  • Develop and submit a Character Development seminar lesson plan to CAP/HC.

  • Participate in the planning and implementation of a multi-day activity that is not primarily a Chaplain Corps activity to ensure it includes an appropriate amount of time for Chaplain Corps activities. This might be a cadet activity, AE activity, ES activity, conference, or other CAP activity.

Complete twelve months experience as a Character Development Instructor at the technician level.
  1. To receive the Character Development Master rating badge, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign-off
Describe how to manage and direct all CDI activities at the wing or region level.
Describe how lower rated CDIs can be mentored and develop a plan to implement your mentoring approach.
Demonstrate an understanding of CAP policy and how it affects the Chaplain Corps.
Prepare a written or oral report on your learning about a second faith group and present it to your OJT supervisor or wing chaplain.
Deliver twelve additional Character Development seminars since completing your senior level.
Mentor a CDI through their Technician or Senior rating as a CDI.
Since receiving your senior rating, submit three CAPF 34-CDIs.
Visit the Chaplain portion of the CAP web page and provide written suggestions for improving the site to your OJT supervisor or supervising chaplain.

Provide non-clergy support to the Chaplain Corps for your unit by completing at least two of the following since receiving your senior rating:

  • Nominate a CDI or Chaplain for a Chaplain Corps award, training award/rating or performance award.

  • Propose a Chaplain Corps budget for your unit.

  • Prepare and implement a 12-month plan for Character Development lessons in your unit.

  • Serve in a staff position that requires pre-event planning and the coordination with three or more staff members and a minimum of 40 hours/5 days at the activity.

  • Provide a briefing to adult members outside your unit on the Chaplain Corps.

  • Submit two Character Development lesson plans for publication since receiving your senior rating.

  • Submit an article for the Chaplain Corps newsletter.

Take a leadership role in a Chaplain Corps Training activity by doing one of the following:

  • Serve on a wing or higher Chaplain Corps Committee or Task Force.

  • Present training approved in consultation with your OJT supervisor or Chaplain Mentor at a Chaplain Corps Region Staff College.

Complete eighteen months experience as a Character Development Instructor at the Senior level.
  • Make sure to contact your OJT mentor about the scheduling of the different forms of training that are available to accomplish these requirements.

  1. Communication Senior: The second level of the Communication Specialty track, this badge indicates the ability for the senior member to complete intermediate level Communication Tasks. To receive this badge, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign-off
Plan and execute a COmmunications conference or exercise.
Explain each of the thirteen knowledge and proficiency items above to the OJT Supervisor.
Demonstrate the ability to search, transfer, assign, issue / return, add, and retire communications equipment in ORMS.
Pass the Senior Level Communications Officer Test.
Attend a minimum of two group, wing or region sanctioned communications meetings, conducted IAW CAPR 100-1. The meeting required for the Communications Officer Technician level may count as one of the meetings.
Participate in at least three communications exercises sanctioned by wing or higher headquarters, or any combination thereof.
Participate in at least three operational or training missions(8 hours minimum per mission) in a communications capacity with at least one as CUL/trainee.
Complete Level 2 of the Senior Member Professional Development Program.
Serve as a net control for a minimum of two nets. Show OJT Supervisor net logs for Verification.
Complete ICS 300.
Compose a Communications plan IAW CAPR 100-1, or an ICS 205 with at least 8 line entries that is acceptable to the OJT Supervisor.
After achieving the Technician level, serve 12 months as a unit or assistant unit communications officer or serve as a communications unit leader for 18 months.
  • Make sure to contact your OJT mentor about the scheduling of the different forms of training that are available to accomplish these requirements.

  1. Communication Master: The third level of the Communication Specialty track, this badge indicates the ability for the senior member to complete advanced level Communication Tasks. To receive this badge, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign-off
Have a current CUL rating.
Pass the Master Level Communications Officer test.
Completion of level 3 of the Senior Member Professional Development Program.
Serve as an OJT supervisor for a communications officer at the Technician or Senior rating of the specialty track.
Participate in at least five missions in a communications capacity and two as CUL at a group or higher level activity. Provide the OJT supervisor with the documentation (copy of sign-in roster, log sheets properly annotated, ICS 205, etc.; be careful to consider OPSEC concerns) for proof of participation as CUL.
Plan and instruct one communications training class at any level. Provide OJT Supervisor with the class plan and roster of students attending.
Conduct one communications meeting at any level. Provide OJT Supervisor with the meeting plan and roster of members attending.
Participate in at least five communications exercises sanctioned by group or higher headquarters and plan and conduct at least one of the five exercises(The exercises in the Technician and Senior levels count towards the requirement).
After achieving the Senior level, serve 12 months as a unit /assistant unit communications officer.
  • Make sure to contact your OJT mentor about the scheduling of the different forms of training that are available to accomplish these requirements.

  1. Emergency Services Senior: The second level of the Emergency Services Specialty track, this badge indicates the ability for the senior member to complete intermediate level Emergency Services Tasks. To receive this badge, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign-off
Be qualified in an ES specialty for three years continuously.
Arrange for ES related classes of instruction to be provided each month throughout the year.
Coordinate unit participated in at least one quarterly ES training exercise or mission.
Plan at least one training exercise or mission scenario open to other units within the wing or region.
Participate in a minimum of six missions after qualification in an ES specialty.
Review training plans, track results, and make changes or supplements so that unit operations objectives are met.
Continuously serve a minimum of 1 additional year as a unit, wing, or region ESO or assistant after completing the ESO Technician Rating level.
  • Make sure to contact your OJT mentor about the scheduling of the different forms of training that are available to accomplish these requirements.

  1. Emergency Services Master: The third level of the Emergency Services Specialty track, this badge indicates the ability for the senior member to complete advanced level Emergency Services Tasks. To receive this badge, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign-off
Serve 3 years in an ES specialty.
Participate on 6 training or actual missions since your Senior rating.
Earn an incident supervisor qualification.
Conference attendance & hosting ES seminar, or instruct at a course listed in Attachment 6 of CAPP 70-3.
Submit “of the Year” Award nomination.
Prepare ES ribbon award documentation.
Show how to submit an ES badge award in eServices.
Describe how to process safety responses.
Coordinate annual training plan input & integrate into plan.
Attend a broadening course listed in Attachment 6 of the CAPP 70-3.
Hold outside-agency training for CAP with at least 8 contact hours.
Serve as OJT Mentor for members working on their ES tech rating.
Advise outside agency liaison on CAP mission capabilities.
Earn the Grover Loening award (Level 3).
Serve 18 months in an ES officer staff position at a wing or higher.
Perform assigned duties with minimal supervision.
Complete the Emergency Services Specialty Track Master test.
  • Make sure to contact your OJT mentor about the scheduling of the different forms of training that are available to accomplish these requirements.

  1. Finance: Divided into three different ratings, the Finance specialty track is a way for Civil Air Patrol to measure the level of advancement a Senior Member has in their respective Character Development working environment.

    1. To receive the Finance Technician Rating badge, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign-off
Verify all required finance committee meetings are documented and all internal controls are adequate.
Correctly explain the responsibilities of the unit Finance Manager(FM) in accordance with CAPR 173-1.
Correctly explain the responsibilities of the unit finance committee in accordance with CAPR 173-1.
Correctly describe the steps in the fundraising process in accordance with CAPR 173-1 and CAPR 173-4.
Correctly describe the steps necessary to complete an expense reimbursement request in accordance with CAPR 173-1.
Identify which documents must be forwarded to wing HQ and the timeline associated with their submission.
Actively participate in at least two unit finance committee meetings. Make sure minutes of the meeting are recorded and filed appropriately.
Develop an annual budget.
Correctly make at least two deposits in a timely manner.
Correctly make at least two expense reimbursement requests in a timely manner.
Verify and update, as necessary, the list of current approvers with signatures and forward the necessary documents to wing HQ.
Ensure that all reports required by wing HQ have been filed and are correct.

Have a working knowledge of the following documents:

Assist the unit FM by reviewing reports of cash activity received from wing HQ to ensure all unit transactions are recorded properly. Be able to explain any and all reports on request.
Successfully serve for a minimum of 6 months as an assistant unit FM or as the unit FM.
Successfully complete the online CAPP 202 Test for Technician Rating.
  1. To receive the Finance Senior Rating badge, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign-off
Verify all required finance committee meetings are documented and all internal controls are adequate.
Correctly describe your unit’s accounting processes. Include the processes necessary to ensure unit funds are accurately recorded at wing.
Correctly describe your unit’s financial standing based on current wing reports.
Compare your unit’s financial statements with your unit’s annual budget. Suggest areas where adjustments may be necessary and why.
Correctly describe the differences between a unit financial management program and a wing financial management program.
Correctly describe accounts receivables and accounts payables. Describe the difference between cash and accrual accounting.
Correctly describe your unit’s internal financial controls and how they help maintain accurate accountability of assets.
Correctly explain fiduciary duty as it relates to your current FM position, as well as the commander’s and the finance committee’s fiduciary duties.
Collect all accounts receivables in a timely manner.
Correctly and independently make at least six transactions in a timely manner since obtaining the Technician rating.
Ensure that all fundraising activities are approved properly, accurately account for fundraising proceeds and send final reports to wing HQ.
Complete twelve months of experience as a financial manager at the Technician level.
Successfully complete online CAPP 202 test for Senior rating.
  1. To receive the Finance Master Rating badge, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign-off
Correctly discuss how intercompany transactions affect the annual audit and financial statements for the CAP corporation.
Correctly describe current FM software utilities and their operations as well as how these tools assist the wing in managing their financial program.
Accurately discuss how the wing’s budget assists the finance committee in the management of the wing financial program.
Correctly describe the financial duties of the wing administrator, if applicable, and the checks and balances necessary to ensure accurate recording of financial transactions.
Accurately summarize the wing’s oversight program of subordinate units and how the wing ensures their financial transactions are recorded accurately.
Assist in the development of the annual wing/region budget and enter the final budget using NHQ- approved software.
Contribute in the review or development of wing/region financial management process using CAP forms.
Prepare and discuss NHQ-approved, software-generated financial reports with the finance committee and the units.
Perform bank account reconciliations and ensure all required documentation is uploaded to the NHQ- approved electronic filing system.
Review transactions entered and ensure all checks are accounted for correctly using reporting tools in NHQ- approved software. Ensure all required approvals are obtained, including those required to be approved using NHQ- approved electronic means.
Ensure payments for member flying and all other accounts receivables are collected in a timely manner.
Assist with at least 1 SUI or CI as an inspection team member evaluating a unit or wing FM program.
Review expense documentation to ensure all transactions are approved correctly and all required backup documentation is attached, including necessary receipts, and uploaded to the NHQ- approved electronic filing system.
Verify all quarterly reviews are completed on time, all required finance committee meetings are documented and all internal controls are adequate.
Verify that business meals and entertainment requirements are being followed.
Ensure all fundraising, including raffles, complies with IRS requirements and CAPguidelines.
Monitor subordinate units to ensure they are complying with regulatory requirements.
Mentor a senior member through successful completion of a financial management Technician Senior rating.
Maintain at least a satisfactory rating on your previous WFA visit report.
Correctly and independently make at least twelve transactions in a timely manner since obtaining the Senior rating.
Maintain at least a satisfactory rating on your previous WFA report.
Complete 24 months of experience as a financial manager at the Senior level.
Successfully complete online CAPP 202 test for Master rating.
  • Make sure to contact your OJT mentor about the scheduling of the different forms of training that are available to accomplish these requirements.

  1. Historian Senior: The second level of the Historian Specialty track, this badge indicates the ability for the senior member to complete intermediate level Historian Tasks. To receive this badge, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign-off
Complete the Historian Technician rating.
Successfully serve as a historian for 6 months in the Historian track after receiving the Technician Rating. This requirement is waived for those with a Master’s degree in History or an interdisciplinary Master’s degree with a significant history component.
Read any three of the publications listed in attachment 1 to the CAPP 40-110.
Describe what CAP information, artifacts, etc.. may be shared, donated, or loaned to the CAP history program.
Read and abide by the American Historical Association, Statement on Standards of Professional Conduct.
Read Gaddis, John L. The Landscape of History: How Historians Map the Past. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. Read and additional two of the publications listed in the Recommend Reading list found in the attachment 1 of the CAPP 40-110.
Familiarize yourself with the Citation style use in Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Student and Researchers, most recent edition in print.
Volunteer 10 hours with a history museum, archive, historical society, or library. The volunteer work must be approved by your OJT supervisor. Requirement is waived for those with a Master’s degree in History or higher.
Complete Level 2, Senior Member Professional Development Program.

Do one of the following items:

  • Make a presentation of at least 30 minutes on CAP historical information to either a unit different from your own or to an audience independent of CAP utilizing appropriate media support.

  • Submit an article to the National CAP National Historical Journal That is subsequently published by the Journal.

  • Review, and when necessary, create or edit your unit’s collections policy for the acquisition, organization, preservation, disposition and use of documents and artifacts which have historical merit. Under the supervision of a higher rated historian or your OJT supervisor, spend at least 20 additional hours collecting, organizing, accessing, labeling and preserving items of historical value according to the guidelines presented in CAPR 210-1. These items may include documents, uniforms and insignia, objects and equipment, picture, photos, video, audio recordings, electronic media, reports to legislative and other government bodies, a major report such as SUI and SAR/DR evaluation.

  • Work with your unit IT personnel to make a unit history webpage featuring published unit history, photographs, downloads, and information available to the general public highlighting the heritage of your unit. Any expenses you expect to be reimbursed for should be pre-approved by your OJT supervisor and your unit commander.

  • Conduct an oral history interview and properly document it as directed in CAPR 210-1.

  • Prepare your unit’s annual history to the standards outlined in CAPR 210-1. A copy should be filed with your unit records, and others distributed to the unit commander and forwarded to the historian at the next higher echelon.

  • Make sure to contact your OJT mentor about the scheduling of the different forms of training that are available to accomplish these requirements.

  1. Historian Master: The third level of the Historian Specialty track, this badge indicates the ability for the senior member to complete advanced level Historian Tasks. To receive this badge, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign-off
Complete level 3 of the Senior Member Professional Development Program.
Successfully serve as a group, wing, or region historian or assistant group, wing, or region historian for 12 months in the Historian track after receiving the Senior Rating. This requirement is waived for those with a PhD in History or an interdisciplinary PhD with significant History component.

Complete one of the following:

  • Read an additional three of the publications listed in attachment 1 to the CAPP 40-11. These may not have been used for credit for the Senior rating.

  • Belong to a reputable national or state historical society with a published journal or magazine listed in attachment 2 of the CAPP 40-11 and read the articles in three issues of the journal or magazine.

Complete one of the following:

  • Pass a course on historical research methods or preservation offered by an accredited institution of higher learning or a museum, society, or other reputable organization.

  • Attend a professional historians’ conference approved by your OJT supervisor.

  • Organize a CAP professional development history class or presentation at a wing, region, or national conference. The class or presentation must last at least 45 minutes in length.

Complete one of the following:

  • Brief the commander and/or staff the wing or region level of CAP on the historical context of a major policy decision or issue being addressed.

  • Make a CAP history presentation at a wing, region, or national conference, or present at a professional historian’s conference.

  • Prepare a group or higher headquarters annual history. A copy should be filed with your unit records, and others distributed to the unit commander and forwarded to the historian at the next higher echelon.

  • Publish an article (print or online), book, monograph, or special study or general study on CAP. A copy should be filed with your unit records, and others distributed to the unit commander and forwarded to the historian at the next higher echelon.

  • Submit an article to the CAP National Historical Journal that is subsequently published by the Journal. This cannot be the same article used to complete the Senior rating.

Create a significant virtual display that reflects well upon CAP and have it displayed on the internet where it can be readily located and viewed.
Conduct and publish an oral history with a former CAP member or someone who had a significant relationship with CAP that began over 35 years ago. Significant relationships might include Air Force personnel and employees, politicians, government officials, CAP employees, landlords, contractors, historians, airport managers, National Guard members, etc… A copy of the finished transcription should be filed with your unit records, and others must be forwarded to the historian at the next higher echelon and to the oral history manager on the national History staff.
If your unit has CAP artifacts in its possession, work in conjunction with the Chief of the Archives Division to ensure all unit artifacts are properly accessed, labeled, and inventoried into the CAP history program database; and implement a systematic plan for the location, recovery, acquisition, preservation, archiving, and displaying previously unknown, lost, or misplaced CAP artifacts of historical value pertinent to your unit and the organization overall. Preserve them and integrate them into the appropriate archives or displays in accordance with CAPR 210-3. Implementing this plan may be done while acting as the OJT supervisor for a historian working on their technician or senior rating in the Historian specialty track.
  • Make sure to contact your OJT mentor about the scheduling of the different forms of training that are available to accomplish these requirements.

  1. Information Technology Senior: The second level of the Information Technology Specialty track, this badge indicates the ability for the senior member to complete intermediate level IT Tasks. To receive this badge, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign-off
Earn the Information Technology technician rating.

Possess the knowledge of the following:

  • Advanced information systems hardware and software.

  • Troubleshooting and resolving of problems with common information systems.

  • Advanced operating systems knowledge including installation, configuration and troubleshooting.

  • Basic networking principles.

  • Intermediate security principles.

  • Development and implementation of IT lessons and activities.

  • Development or review of the unit IT Plan of Action.

  • How to integrate IT into CAP activities at and above the squadron level.

During the training period, the information Technology Senior candidate must complete at least five of the following:

  • Prepare at least one IT update for the unit each month for a period of twelve months.

  • Conduct at least two unit IT current event discussions.

  • Develop and implement an IT activity that will support the learning objectives of cadets and/or senior members.

  • Write or update the Unit IT Plan of Action.

  • Attend a wing or region IT activity, an online IT workshop, or an Annual Conference IT Seminar.

  • Develop and maintain a collection of IT resources to support CAP missions.

  • Directly participate in supporting a wing or higher level activity by supporting the IT infrastructure.

Serve in one of the following positions for a minimum of twelve months:

  • Squadron ITO

  • Assistant to the Group ITO(or higher)

  • Group (or higher) Webmaster

  • Group (or higher) Web Security Administrator

  • Make sure to contact your OJT mentor about the scheduling of the different forms of training that are available to accomplish these requirements.

  1. Information Technology Master: The third level of the Information Technology Specialty track, this badge indicates the ability for the senior member to complete advanced level IT Tasks. To receive this badge, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign-off
Be a member of Civil Air Patrol in good standing.
Successfully complete the IT Senior rating.

Have an extensive knowledge of the following:

  1. CAP’s IT programs including CAP’s IT materials, testing and evaluation forms, award requirements, record keeping, and performance certification procedures.

  2. Computer & internet security, including cryptography, intrusion detection, and vulnerability assessment.

  3. Development and implementation of comprehensive IT plans for units above the squadron level.

  4. Identify sources and procedures for acquiring and maintaining a variety of IT resources.

  5. IT staff positions,job descriptions/responsibilities, and staff relationships within CAP.

During the training period, the Information Technology Master candidate must complete at least five of the following:

  1. Plan and conduct an IT activity or online workshop.

  2. Attend a minimum of two events from the following IT areas:

    1. CAP wing or region IT activities;

    2. IT online workshops;

    3. Annual Conference IT seminar.

  3. Conduct an IT presentation at a wing, region, or annual conference.

  4. Write a vulnerability assessment report of one unit’s IT infrastructure, including computers, web sites, email systems, and personnel vulnerabilities, including follow up security awareness training as appropriate. Do not hack into any systems!

  5. Develop, implement or improve upon an instruction program to prepare an ITO for the IT portion of a wing or higher headquarters conducted inspection.

  6. Mentor a senior member through successful completion of the information technology Senior rating.

  7. Mentor cadets in the concepts of information technology.

The IT Master candidate must have served at least twenty-four months in an IT position listed below as a master level candidate:

  • Squadron ITO

  • Group ITO

  • Assistant to the wing or Region Director of Information Technology

  • Wing or Region Director of Information Technology

Describe the importance of educating members and subordinate units regarding the OPSEC awareness training requirements.
How does the Wing Director of IT ensure members of subordinate units understand the importance of compliance with INFOSEC requirements?
How does the Wing Director of IT verify that subordinate units are in compliance with OPSEC and INFOSEC requirements?
What type of feedback should a Wing Director of IT provide to subordinate units with regard to the subordinate unit’s website design and content?
How is a database component employed as part of your wing website and are there other sub components that could be added.
What types of automated streamlined reporting systems does your wing employ and list several ideas which could be employed?
How does your wing share tits IT related ideas with other regions and wings?

Identify the following:

  • Published measurable data that, from the group commander’s perspective, is most effective for management of subordinate units.

  • Measurable data that, from the group commander’s perspective, if published would enhance effectiveness of management of subordinate units.

  • Existing tools available online or locally for provision of measurable data.

  • Potential tools that could be developed for use online or locally for provision of measurable data.

  • How does measurable data provide to a group differ from that provide to the local unit?

Why is the tracking and submittal help desk information from subordinate units important for the evolution of the Civil Air Patrol Information Technology Program?
Should computer related questions from members be handled at the lowest level in the organization as possible?
What is the lowest level echelon that should make contact with National Headquarters IT employees? Why is this important?
How does your wing integrate IT related skills in professional development courses such as the SLS, the CLC or the UCS?
  • Make sure to contact your OJT mentor about the scheduling of the different forms of training that are available to accomplish these requirements.

  1. Inspector General: Divided into three different ratings, the Inspector General specialty track is a way for Civil Air Patrol to measure the level of advancement a Senior Member has in their respective Inspector General working environment.

    1. To receive the Inspector General Technician rating badge, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign-off
Define Compliance inspection and subordinate unit inspection.
Define the grading system used for CAP inspections.
Define the four types of “special” report entries used in CAP inspection reports.
Draft a complaint analysis showing a clear understanding of the possible outcomes of a complaint resolution process.
Prepare a model plan for completion of a 10-step investigation according to the CAP Complaint investigating Officer’s Guide.
Demonstrate the process used for electronic case management, storage, and security.
Identify the functional areas (tabs) evaluated during a CAP inspection.
Identify the 10 steps required to complete the complaint investigation process.
Define: fraud, waste, abuse, abuse of authority, misconduct, reprisal and complaint.
Identify those issues that are not addressed by the CAP Complaint Resolution program.
Draft a complaint analysis showing clear understanding of the possible outcomes of a complaint resolution process.
Prepare a model plan for completion of a 10-step investigation according to the CAP Complaint Investigating Officer’s Guide.
Demonstrate the process used for electronic case management, storage, and security.
Successfully complete the CAP Inspector General Investigating Officer Course.
Successfully complete the CAP Inspection Augmentee Course.
Participate in one complaint analysis(may be simulated).
Participate in an inspection as a team member for inspection augmentee certification.
Participate in a second inspection as a team member.
Serve at least 6 months as a wing or region IG or as an IG staff member/assistant at the national, region or wing level.
Have a prior or current staff experience at the squadron level or higher. Have been an active senior member of CAP for at least three years and hold a minimum of a senior rating in any other CAP specialty track.
  1. To receive the Inspector General Senior rating badge, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign-off
As a Team Chief, plan, organize and execute one Subordinate Unit Inspection(SUI).
Assess the compliance level of each inspected functional area (“Tab”).
Determine the overall results of an inspection using the grade resolution calculator.
Use Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) to identify and resolve process deficiencies through the identification of countermeasures for specific program issues that are current problems for regions and wings.
Explain the Commander/Inspector General/Legal Officer relationship.
Understand the complaint resolution process including complaint handling, analysis, trends, investigation plans, and document management.
Develop a thorough written complaint analysis demonstrating understanding of the five possible outcomes.
Select the correct template(s) in creating a Report of Investigation (RoI).
Develop a concise RoI from facts acquired during an investigation.
Demonstrate awareness of the role of legal Officers at all critical phases of the complaint resolution process.
Submit graded and critiqued work products requested by the candidate’s OJT mentor or evaluator. These work products are assigned at the discretion of the trainer/evaluator.
Successfully complete the 2-day senior IG course.
Serve as a SUI team member for two scheduled SUIs.
Serve as a Team Chief for at least one of the two inspections to include SUI report submission to the Wing IG.
Demonstrate the ability to conduct a Complaint analysis and a report of investigation, either actual or simulated in addition to the one completed for the Technician rating.
Demonstrate the ability to manage complaint resolution documents in the Electronic Case Information Management (ECIM) system.
Have prior or current command experience at a squadron level or higher; or group level or higher staff level experience. Candidates must have been an active senior member of CAP for at least 5 years and hold a master rating in any other CAP specialty track.
Serve as a Wing/Region IG and/or Assistant IG for a minimum of 1 year.
  1. To receive the Inspector General Master rating badge, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign-off
Prepare and present to your wing an educational session on the IG Complaint Resolution Program and present it at a wing staff meeting or wing conference.
As an inspection Team Chief, plan, organize, and execute one additional SUI since earning the Senior rating.

Help prepare your wing for its upcoming Compliance Inspection(CI). Activities should include:

  1. Staff briefing on the CI process roles, responsibilities and expectations;

  2. Create a plan of action for CI readiness which defines check tasks and deliverable for each inspected staff member and

  3. Conduct monthly meetings with wing staff to track progress.

Create and execute a post-inspection plan of action to ensure CI discrepancies are closed in a timely manner.
Prepare a plan for completing a higher level review of a complaint. This may be simulated.
Prepare and present an educational session on the IG Complaint Resolution Program and present it at a wing staff meeting or wing conference.
Submit graded and critiqued work products as requested. These work products are assigned at the discretion of the Mentor or may be part of the academic requirement for IGC.
Complete all prerequisite courses and graduate from the CAP Inspector General College.
Participate as a team chief in two graded inspections. (The one team chief inspection required for the senior rating may count toward the master rating.)
Demonstrate the ability to manage a wing’s IG program using process improvement tools such as Plan-Do-Check-ACT (PDCA) and the 8-step problem solving process.
Successfully complete the handling of a CAP complaint from start to finish, including the production of at least one report of investigation. The master rating evaluation should include consideration of the highly effective analytical and communication skills expected of “Master” inspectors general. This case may be simulated at the discretion of the evaluator.
Successfully complete two complaint analyses. This case may be simulated at the discretion of the evaluator and will be in addition to the two previously completed for Technician and Senior ratings.
Successfully complete a Reprisal Evaluation Worksheet for a complaint. This case may be simulated at the discretion of the evaluator.
Successfully complete a Frivolous Complaint Evaluation Worksheet for a complaint. This case may be simulated at the discretion of the evaluator.
Demonstrate the ability to manage complaint resolution documents in ECIM. This will be in addition to the work performed in ECIM for the Technician and Senior ratings.
Be evaluated by a master IG at region or national level.
Serve as a wing and/or region IG or on the IG staff at national level for more than 2 years; or upon recommendation by a wing or region IG an assistant who has served for a period of more than 2 years may apply for a master rating.
Have prior or current wing/region commander experience, or wing staff director/region Deputy Chief of Staff position. Candidates must have been an active senior member of CAP for at least 7 years.
  • Make sure to contact your OJT mentor about the scheduling of the different forms of training that are available to accomplish these requirements.

  1. Logistics: Divided into three different ratings, the Logistics specialty track is a way for Civil Air Patrol to measure the level of advancement a Senior Member has in their respective Logistics working environment.

    1. To receive the Logistics Technician rating badge, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign-off
Correctly explain the duties and operations of a Logistics Officer and sub specialty positions.
Correctly list and describe the basic logistics functions.
Correctly explain the relationships of the logistics functions to other functions at the squadron level.
Correctly identify the logistics reports required from the squadron to higher echelons including dates due.
Demonstrate knowledge of the forms, directives and evaluation instruments associated with the logistic program at a squadron level.
Correctly explain the process and due dates for Property Management Awards.
Correctly describe the relationship between region, wing, group and squadron LG programs.
Correctly issue at least six items of expendable or nonexpendable items in accordance with CAP policy.
Correctly conduct at least one complete property inventory during the training period.
Correctly record the disposition of CAP assets in ORMS in accordance with CAP policy.
Ensure that all unissued items are accounted for in accordance with CAP policy.
Have no overdue/outstanding reports, responses to audits/inspections or like evaluations during the training period.
Ensure that all CAP drivers assigned to the squadron are qualified and properly licensed.
Ensure that all vehicles assigned to the squadron(if applicable) meet the minimum required licensing. Insurance, maintenance and inspection standards and have the required equipment in proper working order.
Complete 6 months of experience as assistant or primary logistics officer, supply officer or transportation officer.
Successfully complete online CAPP 206 Test for Technician Rating.
  1. To receive the Logistics Senior rating badge, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign-off
Correctly discuss contents of CAPR 66-1.
Serve as an investigating officer on a Report of Survey.
Correctly explain how a TA is used and how it affects unit operations.
Correctly explain the purpose of the self-inspection guide and how it can help the LG prepare for an evaluation.
Correctly explain the unit budgeting process and why it is important to the LG.
Correctly complete and submit for approval CAPFs 71, 132, 175 and 176.
Correctly request additional resources obtained through any CAP-NHQ or DRMO/FED-Excess or donation program approved by the commander.
Have no overdue/outstanding reports, responses to audit/inspections or like evaluations during the training period.
Receive a “successful” or equivalent or higher on the previous audit, inspection or like evaluation during the training period.
Successfully complete a search for an item assigned to the unit in ORMS.
Successfully complete separate sorts of data in ORMS by type of equipment, to whom equipment is currently assigned and current value.
Correctly complete the documentation required to transfer equipment, aircraft or vehicles between units.
Create and implement a program to issue/renew CAPF 75 in a timely fashion for unit members, and subordinate units (if assigned to higher HQ).
Complete an annual revalidation and inventory for all equipment assigned to the unit or a changeover inventory OR represent the unit during a SUI or CI.
Correctly perform an individual issue revalidation.
Demonstrate the correct creation of a kit in ORMS and its issue/assignment.
Develop and conduct an instruction program for logistics officer training hosted at the group level or higher.
Complete 12 months of experience as primary logistics officer, supply officer or transportation officer after award of Technician rating.
Successfully complete online CAPP 206 Test for Senior Rating.
  1. To receive the Logistics Master rating badge, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign-off
Correctly explain CAP’s real property guidelines.
Correctly explain the role the LG plays in the ICS.
Correctly explain the role the inspection program plays in public trust as applied to LG.
Discuss the CAP Insurance/Benefits program pertaining to LG.
Correctly describe the funding of CAP equipment through the appropriated and corporate funding process IAW page 13 of the CAPP 206.
Explain how CAP LGs can benefit from CAP’s mentoring programs.
Qualify as a LG branch chief in OPSQUALS.
Receive a “successful” or equivalent or higher on the previous audit, inspection or like evaluation in your primary and sub specialties during the training period.
Have no overdue/outstanding reports, responses to audits/inspections or like evaluations during the training period.
Assist or be the primary contact for a USAF-conducted survey audit, staff assistance visit or CAP-USAF compliance inspection.
Assist a higher HQ unit perform an audit/inspection or similar evaluation or assist another unit with a less experienced/qualified LG prepare for an audit/inspection or similar evaluation or assist another unit which received a “Marginally Successful” or lower (or equivalent) on an audit/inspection or similar evaluation closeout its response to the evaluation.
Assist at least three staff officers in your unit to develop an LG plan for their department and implement the plan in accordance with the unit’s budget, the commander’s approval, the unit TA and CAP policy.
Assist the group or higher HQ develop and successfully implement an LG program or plan.
Serve as an LG, LGS or LGT at a wing or higher function lasting 5 or more days or play a major role in preparing/executing a group level or higher annual revalidation.
Train another LG officer in a Report of Survey investigation.
Complete 18 months of experience as a primary logistics officer, supply officer or transportation officer after award of senior rating IAW requirements on page 15 of the CAPP 206.
Successfully complete online CAPP 206 Test for Master Rating.
  • Make sure to contact your OJT mentor about the scheduling of the different forms of training that are available to accomplish these requirements.

  1. Operations: Divided into three different ratings, the Operations specialty track is a way for Civil Air Patrol to measure the level of advancement a Senior Member has in their respective Operations working environment.

    1. To receive the Operations Technician rating badge, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign-off
Attend a CAP wing, region or national level conference and participate in operations related seminars.
Accurately state the purpose and duties of an Operations Officer.
Correctly explain the role of the Operations staff at each level in organization (unit, group, wing, and region).
Complete assigned readings.
Successfully complete the online flight release officer course.
Demonstrate that you can correctly enter data into WMIRS and eServices.
Perform a check ride trend analysis and make the pilots, operations staff and command staff aware of important trends.
Accurately state all pilot requirements in CAPR 60-1 and Operations Qualifications.
Demonstrate proper completion of squadron level paperwork for pilots.
Correctly enter pilot and ES data, validate tasks, and approve achievements in Operations Qualifications.
Demonstrate how to use the NHQ website to obtain needed information.
Demonstrate paperwork processing procedures for Squadron level operations.
Accurately state the aircraft maintenance requirements.
Demonstrate how to correctly create training missions in WMIRS, including how to develop and upload operations plans.
Develop, have approved, and implement and annual operations training plan for the squadron level or higher as applicable.
Correctly explain the rules for retaining mission paperwork at the squadron level.
Coordinate with the safety Officer to develop and present three monthly safety briefings.
Correctly explain how to enter a mishap report in the eServices Safety Management System and the deadline for entering it.
Explain the rules for retaining mission paperwork at the squadron level.
Earn an aircrew or ground team qualification or a qualification in an aircraft or ground operations related incident staff position. See Attachment 1 in CAPP 211 for qualified positions.
Demonstrate the ability to perform assigned duties with minimal supervision.
Serve as a squadron(or higher) operations or assistant operations officer for a minimum of six months.
Successfully complete the online CAPP 211 test for Technician rating.
Demonstrate how to properly manage the aircraft information file(AIF) and updates.
  1. To receive the Operations Senior rating badge, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign-off
Attend a CAP wing, region or national conference and participate in operations-related seminars since achieving your Technician level rating.
Demonstrate data entry and viewing reports in WMIRS and eServices to include entering missions, viewing budget reports and generating e108’s.
Correctly explain the role and responsibilities of the CAP National Operations Center as stated in CAPR 60-3.
Be current as a qualified Flight Release Officer.
Correctly explain the roles of Operations staff ast the varied levels and duties of those who work closely with Operations such as the Standardization/Evaluation Officer, Aircraft Maintenance Officer, and Emergency Services Officer. Describe how these jobs interrelate.
Demonstrate how to correctly input, locate and interpret data in the WMIRS and Ops Quals systems.
Correctly explain paperwork processing procedures at the local and wing level and any ramifications that could result if not done properly.
Correctly State when aircraft maintenance inspections are due, including key items.
Be able to correctly explain aircraft maintenance procedures.
Demonstrate an adequate comprehension of selected readings in CAPR 20-1, 60-1, 60-3, 60-5, 62-1, 62-2, 66-1, 100-1, 173-3 and CAPP 20.
Demonstrate how to correctly create training missions in WMIRS, including how to develop and upload operations plans.
Assist in the development and implementation of an annual operations training plan for wing or group level.
Correctly state the rules for retaining mission paper work at the wing or group level.

Attend either the National Search and Rescue (SaR) School, Basic Inland SaR Course, or Inland SaR planning course, or the CAP National Emergency Services Academy (NESA) Incident Command System School Intermediate or Advanced Courses.

Note: A regional or wing ES training academy or similar state organized course can be substituted for this requirement with written approval from NHQ/DO.

Be a qualified aircrew or ground team member and be qualified in at least one aircraft or ground operations related mission base staff position See Attachment in the CAPP 211 for qualified positions.
Complete level 2 of the Senior Member Professional Development.
Demonstrate the ability to perform assigned duties without supervision.
Serve as a group/wing DO or assistant for a period of one year after attaining the Technician level.
Successfully complete the online CAPP 211 test for Senior rating.
  1. To receive the Operations Master rating badge, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign-off
Attend a CAP region or national conference and participate in operations-related seminars after attending the Senior level.
Correctly describe the Operations staff function from the region level to the squadron level.
Demonstrate the ability to correctly enter all required wing(or region if serving in that position) data in WMIRS and eServices.
Demonstrate the ability to correctly use the data shown on all WMIRS and eServices reports to improve OPS performance at region or wing level.
Maintain FRO qualification.
Correctly state the requirements for all types of CAP different pilots, such as: transport, cadet O-ride, counterdrug, mission, etc...
Using data obtained from WMIRS and the CAP website, make pertinent recommendations to the wing or region commander concerning any part or ground operations.
Correctly explain consolidated maintenance procedures and the Operations Officer’s role in the maintenance of aircraft and mission-capable status of the fleet.
Demonstrate a thorough comprehension of all directives and instructions, (CAP, FAA, other) affecting operations.
Given a fictional scenario, perform an accident investigation and recommendation per CAPR 62-2(online form 79).
Demonstrate the ability to identify uses for and correctly utilize special mission capabilities such as Advanced Digital Reconnaissance System (ADRS), Geospatial Information Interoperability Exploration - Portable (GIIEP) or similar technology used by CAP.
Correctly explain how the ADRS and GIIEP Systems, or similar technologies used by CAP work, the locations of the closest systems, and the process for requesting them for mission use.
Properly coordinate an operations related item, using proper channels, with NHQ operations and the CAP volunteer national operations staff to improve communications within the region and wings.

Attend another National Search and Rescue(SaR) School Basic Inland SaR course or Inland SAR planning course, or the CAP aNational Emergency Services ACademy Incident Command System School Intermediate or Advanced Courses not previously attended. The same course can’t count for both levels.

Note: A regional or wing ES training academy or similar state organized course can be substituted for this requirement with written approval from NHQ/DO.

Be qualified in an aircraft or ground related operations supervisory level ES mission position. See Attachment 3 of the CAPP 211 for qualified positions.
Complete level 3 of the Senior Member Professional Development course.
Successfully demonstrate the ability to perform assigned duties with minimal supervision.
Serve as a wing/region DO or assistant for a period of one year after attaining the Senior level.
Successfully complete the online CAPP 211 test for Master rating.
  • Make sure to contact your OJT mentor about the scheduling of the different forms of training that are available to accomplish these requirements.

  1. Personnel: Divided into three different ratings, the Personnel specialty track is a way for Civil Air Patrol to measure the level of advancement a Senior Member has in their respective Personnel working environment.

    1. To receive the Personnel Technician rating badge, complete the following tasks.

Task Sign-off
Demonstrate the ability to process member applications in a timely fashion.
Demonstrate the ability to forward and monitor the processing of confidential screening.
Demonstrate how the candidate has ensured that new members appear in the membership database and receive their membership card in a timely fashion.
Set up a personnel log, and file folders for members.
Demonstrate how to assign members to duty assignments electrically and on paper.
Demonstrate how to process routine promotions electronically and on paper in a timely fashion.
Process routine award and decorations applications in a timely fashion.
Demonstrate the ability to find the proper wear instructions for uniform combinations frequently worn.
List three locations where members may acquire CAP uniforms and insignia.
Successfully complete the CAPP 200 test for Technician Rating.
Complete 6 months experience as a Personnel Officer.
  1. To receive the Personnel Senior rating badge, complete the following tasks.

Complete level 2 of the Professional Development Program.
Describe in detail or demonstrate the ability to process applications for all categories of membership.
Conduct or supervise a review of all active members electronic and paper personnel records.
Describe in detail or demonstrate the ability to process all duty assignments and appointments including ADY, TDY, committees, boards and advisory councils.
Describe in detail or demonstrate how to process all promotions including special appointments and waivers.
Process five awards or decoration applications/nominations found in CAP regulations, manuals and pamphlets and two awards or decorations unique to wing, group or outside organizations.
Describe how members are timely nominated for/receive all awards and decorations in CAP regulations for which they are eligible.
Prepare and implement a formal awards and promotions ceremony for multiple members of your unit.
Describe in detail or demonstrate the ability to process or deny a transfer between units.
Identify by sight the correct wear of commonly worn CAP uniforms. Demonstrate how to tactfully make a correction.
Give your evaluation of three local/online locations where members might acquire CAP uniform items and/or insignia.
List addresses/numbers used to contact the DP at next echelon. List occasions/topics you discussed with the DP at the next echelon.
Present a copy of the budget(s) for the DP section over the past 12 months and list the current balances.
Demonstrate that you have received a “satisfactory” or equivalent rating on an outside evaluation.
Attest to the fact that you have no outstanding reports, action items or alike.
Successfully complete the online CAPP 200 test for Senior rating.
Complete 12 months experience as a Personnel Officer at the Technician level.
  1. To receive the Personnel Master rating badge, complete the following tasks.

Task Sign-off
Complete Level 3 of the Professional Development Program.
Work with one or more other departments or echelons to ensure that all member personnel and training records are up to date or assist another unit ensure all their member’s personnel and training records are up to date.
Describe in detail or demonstrate the ability to process personnel actions using Personnel Authorizations.
Prepare and submit a combination of 5 or more comprehensive award nominations, annual award nominations or outside organization award nominations.
Serve on a group or higher awards and decorations committee and implement a group of higher awards ceremony, or orchestrate a formal change of command ceremony at any level.
Identity by sight the correct wear of all CAP uniforms.
Describe in detail or demonstrate the ability to process all the personnel related actions associated with the change of command.
Describe in detail or demonstrate the ability to process suspensions and termination including coordination with JA and CC and all appeals processes.
In conjunction with RR analyze and report on membership trends and the causes for retention/growth/loss of members in 3 or more units.
Mentor a member through a lower level of the DP track or provide 8 hours of DP specific training or serve on two SUI teams.
Receive a “satisfactory or equivalent rating on an outside evaluation.
Attest to having no outstanding action items or alike.
Successfully complete the online CAPP 200 test for the Master Rating.
Complete 18 months experience as a Personnel Officer or assistant, 6 months of which must be at the group level or higher with a senior level personnel rating.
  • Make sure to contact your OJT mentor about the scheduling of the different forms of training that are available to accomplish these requirements.

  1. Professional Development: Divided into three different ratings, the Professional Development specialty track is a way for Civil Air Patrol to measure the level of advancement a Senior Member has in their respective Professional Development working environment.

    1. To receive the Professional Development Technician rating badge, complete the following tasks.

Task Sign-off
Assist the commander in ensuring the training offered and assignments made match the unit’s needs.
Explain the requirements of the CAP Professional Development program to a new member and the OJT Mentor.
Correctly explain to the OJT Mentor the purpose of, complete and process through channels the forms/processes outlined on page 7 of the CAPP 204.
Demonstrate mastery of the PD specialty track module in eServices.
Summarize local supplements/Operating Instructions to the Professional Development Directives.
Develop and maintain a Professional Development Training materials Library.
Explain to the mentor proper test security procedures.
Has conducted a review of completed/needed training with not less than 25% of the unit’s Senior Members with the OJT Mentor and Unit Commander.
Complete 6 months experience as a Professional Development Officer or assistant PDO.
  1. To receive the Professional Development Senior rating badge, complete the following tasks.

Task Sign-off
Have been awarded the Benjamin O. Davis Award.
Assist in the planning, coordination and delivery of a Professional Development training activity beyond the unit level. This can be at an SLS, CLC, UCC or other Professional Development Training event.
Instruct at an SLS, CLC, UCC or other professional Development training activity outside the unit. This presentation should be at least 30 minutes in length.
Publicize a Professional Development training activity using at least 3 different contact methods.
Draft a letter using AFH 33-337 “The Tongue and Quill” and CAPR 1-2Publications Management” as outlined in the requirements listed on page 9.
Write an Activity Suspense Schedule to be reviewed by the OJT mentor and the unit commander.
Develop an approved annual PD budget.
Schedule a training course conducted by a member of an outside agency OR acquire at least one new item for the unit training library from an outside agency.
Explain to the Test Control Officer or OJT mentor how to administer an examination.
Explain training equivalencies and find equivalency codes in CAPR 50-17.
Conduct a review of completed/needed training with all active Senior Members in your unit that have not conducted a review since being appointed the unit PDO and review it with the Unit Commander.
Successfully serve for a minimum of 12 months in a unit PD position or higher since being awarded the Technician rating.
  1. To receive the Professional Development Master rating badge, complete the following.

Task Sign-in
Have been awarded the Grover Loening Award.
Participate as a Subject Matter Expert on a Subordinate Unit Inspection team.
Serve as an OJT mentor for a new professional development program officer at the technician or senior rating of the specialty track.
Identify a unit training need in writing to the unit commander.
Plan a training course or activity or at least two hours duration to fit a unit or group need as shown on page 11 of the CAPP 40-40.
Serve as Director at an SLS, CLC, UCC or other Professional Development Training event.
Lead or assist in giving a seminar at a CAP wing, region or national conference.
Work with the Wing, Group and Unit Public Affairs Officer to coordinate advertising of an SLS, CLC, UCC, or other Professional Development Training event.
Complete 18 months experience as a Professional Development Officer since being awarded the Senior rating.
  • Make sure to contact your OJT mentor about the scheduling of the different forms of training that are available to accomplish these requirements.

  1. Public Affairs: Divided into three different ratings, the Public Affairs specialty track is a way for Civil Air Patrol to measure the level of advancement a Senior Member has in their respective Public Affairs working environment.

    1. To receive the Public Affairs Technician rating badge, complete the following tasks.

Task Sign-off
Participate in at least one public affairs planning session quarterly with the unit commander and/or command staff.
Contact the next higher echelon PAO to introduce yourself; review procedures, policies and training opportunities; and be assigned a mentor.

Complete the following CAP online training:

  • General Emergency Services(GES)

  • Introductory Communications User Training(ICUT).

Successfully complete the following online FEMA Independent study courses(attach certificates):

  • IS-41 - Social Media in Emergency Management

  • IS-242 - Effective Communication.

Optional/Recommended Courses:

  • IS-29 - Public Information Officer Awareness(or resident G-289 - Public Information Awareness)

  • IS-100 - Introduction to Incident Command System

  • IS-200 - ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

  • IS-700 - National Incident Management System, (NIMS) an introduction

  • IS-800 - National Response Framework, an introduction

Describe through specific examples how you successfully fulfilled the duties listed in the position description in the technician section of the CAPP 201.
Attend a minimum of one public Affairs workshop/seminar/academy or two non-CAP public affairs training activities.
Following established guidelines published on the CAP PAO webpage, create(or update if already written by a previous PAO) a unit public relations plan and unit crisis communications plan and have them approved by the unit commander.
Create (or update) a list of local media (print, broadcast, internet, etc..) contacts.
Serve as lead PAO for two of the following CAP activities: (including, but not limited to a change of command ceremony, dining out, open house, promotion/award ceremony, fundraising activity, training exercise, color guard competition or event, and Spaatz, Eaker, Earhart, Mitchell or Wright Brothers Award Ceremony, etc…).
Assemble and maintain a media kit as described in the How-To-Guide for Civil Air Patrol Public Affairs.
Reference the National Headquarters website and the PAO Toolkit contents quarterly for updated materials and add to/replace contents of the media kit as necessary.
Produce four news releases, two of which must contain photos taken by the PAO; have them approved by the unit commander and document distribution to the media. Two of these releases will be sent to NHQ/PA for possible inclusion on VolunteerNow by using the NHQ submission template.
Create and maintain documentation of work products (continuity book). May be stored electronically. See page 63 of the How to Guide for CAP Public Affairs.
Manage PA content visible to the public on the unit’s website and social media, if applicable. PAO involvement in the approval and posting of all public releases is highly encouraged.
Successfully serve for a minimum of 6 months as an assistant or primary public affairs officer. Service may combine assistant or primary experience.
Give a minimum 15 minute presentation to unit members regarding CAP’s Social Media policy (reference CAPR 1-2, CAPR 1-3, CAPR 111-1, and CAPR 190-1, paragraph 11 and the Branding Resource Guide and Master Plan).
Successfully complete the online CAPP 201 test for technician rating.
  1. To receive the Public Affairs Senior rating badge, complete the following tasks.

Complete level 2 of the CAP Professional Development Program.
Demonstrate ability to keep current in knowledge, policies, procedures, and requirements within the PAO specialty, including photography, social media, documentation and internet usage.
Demonstrate the ability to maintain robust internal information programs.
Describe through specific examples how they successfully fulfilled the duties listed in the position description located in the senior section of the CAPP 201.
If assigned an echelon above the squadron, contact subordinate unit PAOs to offer assistance and review procedures, policies, training opportunities, and mentoring.
Maintain contact with higher echelon PAO and keep current with NHQ, region and wing procedures, policies, training opportunities, and mentoring.

Complete the following FEMA courses:

  • IS-100 - Introduction to Incident Command System.

  • IS-200 - ICS for single Resources and Initial Action Incidents.

  • IS-29 - Public Information Officer Awareness (or classroom G-289 Public Information Awareness).

  • IS-702 - NIMS Public Information.

Optional/Recommended Courses:

  • G-290 - Basic Public Information Officer Course.

  • G-291 - JIS/JIC Planning for Tribal, State, and Local PIO.

  • IS-700 - National Incident Management System, an introduction.

  • IS-800 - National Response Framework, an introduction.

  • ICS-300 - Intermediate ICS for expanding incidents.

  • ICS-400 - Advanced ICS.

  • E388 - Advanced public Information Officer.

Become a Public information officer trainee.
Attend any two additional PAO workshops/seminar/academy or non-CAPpublic affairs training activities in addition to the training activities and courses previously completed.
Following established guidelines published on the CAP PAO webpage, create (or update if already written by a previous PAO) a unit public affairs plan and unit crisis communications plan and have them approved by the unit commander (since being awarded the technician level).
Demonstrate continued currency of the unit’s media contact list.
Participate at least one public affairs planning session quarterly with the unit commander and/or command staff (since being awarded the technician level).
Give a minimum of two CAP presentations to non-CAP groups or organizations.
Maintain the media kit as described in the How-To-Guide for CAP Public Affairs.
Reference the national Headquarters website and the PAO toolkit contents quarterly for updated materials and add to/replace contents of the media kit as necessary.
Produce four additional news releases, two of which must contain photos taken by the PAO; have them approved by the unit commander and document distribution to the media. Two fo these releases will be sent to NHQ/PA for possible inclusion on VolunteerNow using the NHQ submission template (since being awarded the technician rating).
Arrange and assist in coordination and implementation of one open house or other Civil Air Patrol special event.
Manage the online presence of the PA sedition of the unit’s website and authorize social media accounts that are publicly accessible.
Successfully serve for a minimum of 12 months as a primary Public Affairs Officer at the technician level.
Successfully complete the online CAPP 201 test for Senior rating.
  1. To receive the Public Affairs Master rating badge, complete the following tasks.

Task Sign-off
Complete level 3 of the Professional Development Program.
Act as PAO at a wing or region conference, or provide public affairs training at a group or higher activity.
Demonstrate the ability to maintain robust internal information programs.
If primarily assigned at an echelon above the squadron level, contact subordinate unit PAOs to offer assistance and review procedures, policies, training opportunities, and mentoring.
Maintain contact with higher echelon PAO and keep current with NHQ, region and wing procedures, policies training opportunities, and mentoring.

Complete the following FEMA courses:

  • IS-700 - National Incident Management System,(NIMS) an introduction

  • IS-800 - National Response Framework, an introduction

  • ICS-300 - Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents

Optional FEMA courses:

  1. G-290 - Basic Public Information Officer Course

  2. G-291 - JIS/JIC Planning for Tribal, State and local PIO

  3. ICS-400 - Advanced ICS

  4. E388 - Advanced Public Information Officer

Attend any two additional PAO workshops, seminar, academy, or non-academy, or non-CAP public affairs training activities in addition to the training activities and courses previously completed.
Demonstrate the ability to interpret CAP policies, procedures, and regulations in order to apply them to public relations and crisis communications plans.
Demonstrate the ability to analyze current events and trends as it relates to CAP and advise the commander as to appropriate public relations actions.
Demonstrate proficiency in instructing others in public relations and crisis communications by conducting at least three additional workshops/seminars or other related events since being awarded the senior rating.
Maintain or supervise publication of the annual Public Relations Plan and Crisis Communications Plan and have the plans approved by the commander.
Maintain or supervise publication of the unit media contact list.
Lead at least two public affairs planning sessions with the commander and/or command staff (since being awarded the senior rating).
Plan and conduct(or supervise) a minimum of three public awareness events (such as an open house, TV appearance, fair, air show, etc…) since being awarded the senior rating.
Maintain or supervise the maintenance of the unit’s PA content on the unit’s web page and/or social media accounts.
Localize a nationally-produced news article on CAP for release to the local media.
Proof two news releases sent to NHQ/PA for publication on VolunteerNow, or submit to news releases with your byline to NHQ/PA for publication on VolunteerNow (Since being awarded the senior rating).
Mentor a member through the Technician rating or Senior rating in the PAO specialty track.
Successfully serve for a minimum of 18 months as a primary Public Affairs Officer at the Senior level.
Perform as the PIO or supervised trainee for two expanding multi-unit or multi-agency emergency services missions (actual, training or evaluation) since being awarded the senior rating.
Satisfactorily complete PIO training.
Successfully complete the online CAPP 201 test for Master rating.
  • Make sure to contact your OJT mentor about the scheduling of the different forms of training that are available to accomplish these requirements.

  1. Recruiting: Divided into three different ratings, the Recruiting specialty track is a way for Civil Air Patrol to measure the level of advancement a Senior Member has in their respective Recruiting working environment.

    1. To receive the Recruiting Technician rating badge, complete the following tasks.

Task Sign-off
Complete two consecutive years of membership in Civil Air patrol as cadet, senior, or a combination of both.
Complete 6 months in an internship position.
Attend a minimum of one recruiting and retention workshop/seminar.
Obtain a “technician” rating in some other specialty track (preferably Public Affairs, Cadet Programs, or Senior Programs).

Demonstrate and document ability to perform recruiting and retention related tasks:

  1. Participate in at least one planning session with the unit commander and/or command staff.

  2. Establish and maintain a list of local middle school, college, Experimental Aircraft Association(EAA) Chapters, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association(AOPA) Chapters, classified advertisers, and other educational, emergency services, and aerospace related contacts.

  3. Give a presentation on Civil Air Patrol to a non-CAP organization or group.

  4. Arrange for and visit at least one non-CAP facility or meeting for the purpose of recruiting such as a school, college, or aerospace club.

  5. Complete and submit a recruiting and retention plan or report in accordance with wing policy.

  6. Earn a minimum of one Senior Recruiting Ribbon or one Cadet Recruiting ribbon with three bronze clasps for a total of seven to eight members recruited.

  7. Counsel at least two members upon membership expiration on issues regarding their retention and future with Civil Air Patrol.

  1. To receive the Recruiting Senior rating badge, complete the following tasks.

Task Sign-off
Complete an 18-month internship as a Technician level Recruiting & Retention Officer.
Attend a minimum of two recruiting and retention workshops/seminars.
Participate in at least two planning sessions with the unit commander and/or command staff.
Submit a minimum of two classified ads in local media to fill unit positions or attract new members.
Give a minimum of two Civil Air Patrol presentations to non-CAP organizations or groups.
Complete General Emergency Services training.
Perform as trainee or qualified mission participant in any position for two SAR/DR missions(practice or real).
Arrange participation in, plan for, implement and manage a potential recruiting activity such as an open house, air show, festival, fair, or exposition.
Complete and submit a minimum of two recruiting and retention plans or reports in accordance with wing policy.
Counsel at least three members upon membership expiration on issues regarding their retention and future with Civil Air patrol.
  1. To receive the Recruiting Master rating badge, complete the following tasks.

Task Sign-off
Complete a 12-month (subsequent) internship at group or higher level or 24-months as a Senior level Recruiting & Retention Officer.
Attend a minimum of one wing or region conference.
Participate in at least two planning sessions with unit commander and/or command staff.
Submit a minimum of four classified ads in local media to fill unit positions or attract new members.
Arrange participation in, plan for, implement and manage two potential recruiting activities such as an open house, air show, festival, fair, or exposition.
Perform as qualified mission participant in any positions for two SAR/DR missions(practice, actual or evaluation).
Plan and conduct a minimum of two recruiting and retention workshops, seminars, or conferences for your unit.
Complete and submit a minimum of two recruiting and retention plans or reports in accordance with wing policy.
Establish and maintain a list of local (for unit), area(group), or selected(wing)middle schools, high schools, colleges, EAA chapters, AOPA chapters, armed forces recruiters, and other educational, emergency services, aerospace, and military related contacts.
Establish a strategy for the organization, formation, and chartering of (a) new unit(s) where it is needed in your area(group), or wing.
  • Make sure to contact your OJT mentor about the scheduling of the different forms of training that are available to accomplish these requirements.

  1. Safety: Divided into three different ratings, the Safety specialty track is a way for Civil Air Patrol to measure the level of advancement a Senior Member has in their respective Safety working environment.

    1. To receive the Safety Technician rating badge, complete the following tasks.

Task Sign-off
Explain the basic concepts of the CAP Safety Program as described in CAPR 160-1.
Explain the duties, responsibilities and scope of authority of a unit safety officer.
Explain the five steps and the loop of Risk Management(RM).
Create a written safety plan for a squadron meeting or activity that encompasses the principles of RM.
Explain the procedures for the proper reporting of mishaps as described in CAPR 160-2 as supplemented by region HQ.
Familiar with required regulations, and the four pillars of the Safety Management System.
Complete the online Technician Rating Safely Course and pass the online test with a minimum grade of 80%.
Successfully complete the Basic Risk Management Course and pass the online test with a minimum grade of 80%.
Complete a minimum 6-month internship as a unit safety officer or assistant safety officer.
Conduct at a minimum six safety briefings/meetings for the unit IAW CAPR 160-1.
Complete at least one eServices Safety Management System Mishap Entry(this may be entered as a “test entry” if no mishap occurred).
Complete at least one eServices Improvement Suggestion/Hazard Report Entry(this may be entered as a “test entry” if no identifiable hazard exists).
Qualify in General Emergency Services.
Successfully Complete Introductory Communications User Training.
Begin training as a Mission Safety Officer.
  1. To complete the Safety Senior rating badge, complete the following tasks.

Task Sign-off
Explain the safety issues associated with each staff directorate at the member’s unit.
Explain the requirements and definitions associated with reporting of mishaps and non-mishap reportable events.
Explain how to conduct a risk assessment for a Cadet Activity or for an ES ground mission sortie.
Explain how to identify hazards and create a risk control plan using the CAPF 160 for squadron and group level activities.

Have a working knowledge of the following documents:

Know how to successfully complete and submit the following:

  • eServices Safety Mishap Report in SIRS

  • eServices Safety Mishap Review.

  • CAPF 160, Deliberate Risk Assessment Worksheet

  • CAPF 73, Vehicle Inspection Guide and Usage Data

Complete the online Senior Rating Safety Course and pass the online test with a minimum grade of 80%
Successfully complete the Intermediate Risk Management Course and pass the online test with a minimum grade of 80%.
Complete the Mishap review and the Activity Safety Officer courses with a minimum grade of 80% in each.
Serve on at least a squadron or group staff as a Technician rated safety officer for a minimum of 12 months.
Organize and implement at least one safety day in the course of a year which may be the unit’s Annual Safety Risk Management Day or conduct at least three RM familiarization training sessions for new members.
Conduct, under supervision of a qualified senior or higher rated safety officer or Unit Transportation Officer, three vehicle safety inspections using the CAPF 73. Include how discrepancies are documented and corrected.
Conduct, under supervision of a qualified senior or higher rated officer or a CAP Instructor Pilot, Check Pilot or Maintenance Officer, three aircraft safety inspections using the CAPF 71. Include how discrepancies are documented and corrected.
Completion of the senior level requirements must be evaluated and approved using Attachment 1, Evaluation & Rating Certification for Safety Officer, by a master rated safety officer and processed in accordance with CAPR 50-17.
Become a qualified Mission Safety Officer.
  1. To receive the Safety Master rating badge, complete the following tasks.

Task Sign-off
Demonstrate advanced performance and thorough knowledge of CAP’s safety program.

Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the safety aspects of these references as part of a safety library(paper or electronic):

  • CAPR 60-1 - Cadet Program Management

  • CAPP 60-50 - Active Cadet Fitness Guide

  • CAPF 54 - Civil Air Patrol High Adventure Activity Request

  • CAPR 70-1 - CAP Flight Management

  • CAPR 60-3 - CAP Emergency Services Training and Operational Missions

  • CAPR 66-1 - CAP Aircraft Maintenance Management

  • CAPR 77-1 - Operation and Maintenance of CAP Vehicles

  • CAPR 160-1 - Civil Air Patrol Safety Program

  • CAPR 160-2 - Safety Reporting and Review

  • Title 49 - Transportation, Chapter VIII, part 830, (read only; not required in the library)

Demonstrate an understanding of what is expected when answering questions in CAP wing or subordinate unit inspection guides.
Complete the online Master Level Safety Course and pass the online test with a minimum grade of 80%.
Successfully complete the Advanced Risk Management Course and pass the online test with a minimum grade of 80%.

Successfully complete the CAP National Safety Officer College or possess one of the following equivalencies:

  • Associate’s Degree or higher from a regionally-accredited college or university in Aviation Safety, Occupational Safety or Industrial Hygiene.

  • Certified Safety Engineer (CSE) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP).

  • Federal employment with job series 0018(Occupational Safety and Health Manager) or 0019(Occupational Safety and health manager) or 0019(Occupational Safety Health Technician).

  • Federal or State Government job title as “Safety Manager” or “Safety Inspector”.

  • U.S. military occupational code in safety at the journeyman or master-level (i.e. AFSC, MOS, NEC).

  • U.S. military officer with a performance report/evaluation that reflects “flight safety officer” or aviation safety officer” as the duty title or a safety Special Experience Identifier to the AFSC (e.g. S11AXX).

  • Industrial experience of at least one year as a “chief of safety” or “director of safety” for a company site or business unit.

Serve on staff as a senior rated safety officer for a minimum of 12 months.
Serve as the safety officer on staff at a group level or higher level activity lasting longer than two consecutive days. To meet this requirement, the member must perform as the primary activity safety officer with no additional duties. This requirement may have been met at any time during the candidate’s CAP career.
Conduct at least two deliberate risk assessments of a mission base prior to a unit, group, wing or joint training exercise; list all hazards, assess and assign risk levels, select appropriate risk controls, and brief the activity director or incident commander on the plan.
Become a qualified mission Safety Officer trainer.
Completion of the Master level requirements must be documented, evaluated and approved by a master rated safety officer at higher echelon using this attachment. Supporting documentation of all requirements will be collated and presented to the Wing Commander.
After approval by the Wing Commander, the Safety Officer Master rating checklist and all supporting documentation will be forwarded to the CAP assistant Chief of safety, at safety@capnhq.gov, who will review and make a recommendation to CAP/SE.
  • Make sure to contact your OJT mentor about the scheduling of the different forms of training that are available to accomplish these requirements.

  1. Aerospace Education: Divided into three different ratings, the AE specialty track is a way for Civil Air Patrol to measure the level of advancement a Senior Member has in their respective AE working environment.

    1. To receive the Basic Aerospace Education rating badge, complete the following tasks.

Task Sign-off

Read and demonstrate a general familiarity with the following publications:

Explain the appointment process for the AE specialty track.
Review AE programs and products by National Headquarters with the trainer/mentor.
Define the Aerospace Education Excellence (AEX) Award program and how to implement hands-on activities in squadrons and schools.
Explain the difference between earned and nominated awards.
Demonstrate knowledge about formulating budgets, obtaining grants and funding of AE activities.
Describe the preparation of an AE POA for a squadron.
Describe the preparation of an annual AE Activity Report for a squadron.
Describe the SUI process for a squadron.
Successfully complete the online technician rating test in eServices LMS.

Compile an AE notebook including the 10 following topics:

  • Appointment of AEOs

  • AEO specialty track

  • AE/STEM Programs and Products

  • AEX

  • AEMs, ACE and Top Flight

  • AE Awards

  • Budget, Grants and Funding

  • AE POA

  • AE Activity Report

  • Inspection Preparation

Complete 6 months experience as an AEO/Assistant AEO.
  1. To receive the Senior Aerospace Education rating badge, complete the following tasks.

Task Sign-off
Outline the process of appointing a senior member to the AE Specialty Track.
Describe the components of the Technician rating.
Explain AE and STEM as it is used in CAP programs.
Summarize the requirements for a successful AEX program.
Describe the procedures for a TOP Flight.
Generalize the role of financial support required to execute CAP AE activities.
Identify the components of an AE Plan of Action.
Explain why the annual AE Activity Report is important.
Identify the major AE components of a unit SUI and a unit self-inspection.
Successfully complete the online senior level test in eServices Learning Management System.
Maintain the AE notebook.
Lead an AEX or AE STEM activity.
Develop and submit an annual AE Plan of Action or an annual AE Activity Report to the next higher echelon.
Earn the Yeager Award.

Attend one of the following activities:

  • A wing or region AE conference, AE workshop or AEO training session

  • An AE School

  • Two AE learning labs or AE break-out sessions at a wing, regional or national conference.

Perform one of the following activities:

  • Present or direct the AE portion of a cadet encampment

  • Mentor an AEO in achieving the AE technician rating

  • Participate in the AE portion of an SUI or AE self inspection

  • Prepare and present an AE activity for teachers within local schools

  • Contact a local community civic organization to present current AE issues

Complete an additional 6 months experience as an AEO/Assistant according to the provisions on page 12 of the CAPP 50-2.
  1. To receive the Master Aerospace Education rating badge, complete the following tasks.

Task Sign-off
Demonstrate comprehension of all duties and responsibilities associated with CAP’s squadron, group, wing and region AE positions.
Describe the role of AE in the cadet program and in the advancement of cadets, as well as, the involvement of AE in senior member professional development.
Discuss the importance of AE programs and products as they relate to accomplishing the AE mission.
Describe an AEX program for a CAP unit or school.
Describe the procedures for planning TOP flight.
Describe the process for recruiting an AEM, including the membership process.
Identify the qualities of an individual or organization worthy of an AE award nomination as outlined on page 15 of the CAPP 50-2.
Describe the components of writing a successful AFA AE Grant.
Identify the components of an effective unit’s AE Plan of Action.
Discuss the value of the AE portion of a wing’s compliance inspection.
Successfully complete the online Master level test in eServices LMS.
Continue maintenance of the AE Notebook.
Develop and submit an AE Plan of Action and an annual AE activity Report since earning the senior rating.
Present an AE activity at a wing or region conference, AE School, workshop or cadet encampment since earning the senior rating.
Participate in the AE portion of a CAP unit or wing inspection.
Mentor an AEO through achieving the Technician or Senior rating.

Perform three of the following activities:

  • Attend a wing, region or national AE school or workshop

  • Recruit an AEM

  • Assist in coordination of a TOP flight

  • Coordinate with an AEM to do an AE presentation/activity

  • Develop and submit an AFA AE grant application

  • Develop an AE budget for a CAP unit

  • Serve as an advisor for the AE portion of a cadet competition team

  • Become a mentor/instructor for cadets in AE in phases 3 and 4 of the Cadet Program

  • Speak to a community organization or school about AE in CAP

Complete an additional 12 months experience as an AEO/Assistant.
  • Make sure to contact your OJT mentor about the scheduling of the different forms of training that are available to accomplish these requirements.

  1. Cadet Programs: Divided into three different ratings, the Cadet Programs specialty track is a way for Civil Air Patrol to measure the level of advancement a Senior Member has in their respective Cadet Programs working environment.

    1. To receive the Basic Cadet Programs rating badge, complete the following tasks.

Task Sign-off

Read the section of the CAP publication being referenced:

  • Ask yourself, What goal is CAP trying to achieve through this rule,procedure, or standard? Try to express the main points in your own words.

  • Then, read the section again, paying special attention to imperatives like must, shall, or will.

  • Ask yourself, How do the reading’s guidelines relate to how we do business in our squadron? Need we change anything in our squadron to square with this guidance?

As you work through the Knowledge Requirements, mark each as follows:

  • I understand this fully. I’ve committed the key facts to memory. I can easily draw upon this information as I serve cadets.

  • I understand this information. It’s good background information that I can look it up again if I think I’ll need it.

  • I don’t really understand this information. I need to talk with my OJT mentor.

The performance Requirements tell you what to do, but not how, so you’ll need to do some research.

  • Search CAPR 60-1 to learn what the procedures and standards are for the given task.

  • Other resources you may consult include the cadet webpages at GoCivilAirPatrol.com and the 60-series of cadet-related publications.

  • It is important that you do this research. Do not rely solely upon how you’ve seen that task performed in your squadron. Sometimes, you may discover that local practices are at odds with CAP standards.

Now that you know how to do a task, try doing it yourself.

  • You may need to ask local leaders for the opportunity. For example, if the task is to administer a fitness test, but your fitness officer usually handles that, ask to be permitted to help so you can learn on the job.

  • Ask your OJT mentor or another knowledgeable colleague to check your work and help you become proficient in that task, over time.

Complete the tasks below:

  • Interview 2 new cadets, learn reasons for joining; document findings via a 1-page outline & share with OJT mentor.

  • Interview 2 cadets in their second year or beyond; learn reasons for remaining cadets; document via a 1-page outline and share with OJT mentor.

  • Review any two chapters of Learn to Lead; draft 1-page outlines for each and discuss with the OJT mentor.

  • Review any module in Aerospace Dimensions; draft a 1-page outline and discuss with an OJT mentor.

Complete any 5 of the 7 tasks below:

  • Administer (or assist) a cadet drill and ceremonies performance test.

  • Administer (or assist) during a CPFT session.

  • Observe a cadet character development forum.

  • Observe or assist with a Cadet Wingman course.

  • Observe or participate in a cadet leadership feedback meeting; review a completed CAPF 60-90 series form.

  • Assist in entering data and downloading reports in the Cadet Promotions Application.

  • Review the unit's QCUA report and draft a 1-page list of recommended actions to OJT mentor.

Ancillary Courses & Test Requirements:

  • Complete Level I of the CAP Senior Member Professional Development Program.

  • Complete TLC Basic Course.

  • Pass the online CP Officer Technician Rating test.

  1. To receive the Senior Cadet Programs rating badge, complete the following tasks.

Task Sign-off

Identify the key goals, standards, and/or processes involved in each of the topics below:

  1. Horizontal Curriculum Maps

  2. Independent Study

  3. Cadet Sponsor Members

  4. TLC requirements

  5. Program news, updates

  6. Self-medication, drugs, alcohol, energy drinks

  7. Hot and cold weather training, in-depth

  8. Fitness categories, in-depth

  9. Restrictions on prospective cadets

  10. Progressive discipline

  11. CPP best practices, training intensity

  12. Special needs cadets

  13. SDA grading

  14. Essay and speech grading

  15. CPFT Phase 1 rules

  16. CPFT for medically restricted

  17. CPFT for inclement weather

  18. Cadet Wingman Course

  19. Encampment, RCLS/COS as advancement reqs.

  20. Leadership feedback meeting - advanced

  21. Sustaining a cadet in grade

  22. Spaatz process at squadron

  23. Accelerated promotions

  24. Cadet award presentation

  25. Demotions & terminations

  26. Cadet attendance tracking, retention

  27. Check ride instructor model

  28. Activity goals & model

  29. Uniforms at cadet activities

  30. Activities at other Units

  31. NCSA overview

  32. Orientation flight overview

  33. Scholarship overview

  34. Encampment goals

  35. CEAP overview

  36. Cadet advisory Council, concepts

  37. Design principles

  38. Minimum grade requirements

  39. Scalable organization charts

  40. Unit goals

  41. Test inventory & security

  42. Milestone award certificates

  43. Activity & Service ribbon opportunities

  44. Character program control, secular

  45. Unit evaluation: QCUA, SUI, climate survey

  46. Commander’s dashboard.

Demonstrate proficiency in CP Officer skill areas by completing the tasks below:

  • Participate in an encampment as a member of the senior staff for at least 20 contact hours

  • Review any two chapters of Learn to Lead; draft 1-page outlines for each and discuss with OJT mentor

  • Review any module in Aerospace Dimensions; draft a 1-page outline and discuss with OJT mentor

  • Preflight, supervise, and mentor 2 cadet instructors using the check ride system

  • Participate in 3 leadership feedback meetings and endorse (or write) three CAPF 60-90s

  • Plan 4 weekly squadron meetings using the CAPF 60-83, Squadron Meeting Planner; share the completed forms and discuss your work with the OJT mentor

  • Review the unit's QCUA report and provide a 1-page list of recommended actions to OJT mentor

Complete any of the 4 tasks below:

  • Administer two CPFT sessions

  • Evaluate an SDA and provide feedback to the cadet

  • Evaluate an essay and speech assignment and provide feedback to the cadet

  • Demonstrate proficiency with the Cadet Online Testing Application and Cadet Promotions Application

  • Review the unit's annual goals and provide a 1-page list of recommended actions to OJT mentor

  • Review the unit's cadet staff structure and provide a 1-page note to the OJT mentor justifying that structure or or recommending changes

  • Participate in at least one national cadet programs webinar (live or on-demand)

  • Assist with 2 different hands-on aerospace activities. (Stem kit, AEX, rocketry, cyber, etc.)

Ancillary Courses & Test Requirements:

  • Complete Level II of the CAP Senior Member Professional Development Program

  • Complete CPP Advanced

  • Complete TLC Intermediate Course

  • Pass the online CP Officer Senior Rating test, which is based on the Knowledge Requirements above

Serve 12 months as a Technician-rated staff officer, serving in any CP role listed in section 2.2 of the CAPP 60-11, with minimal supervision
  1. To receive the Master Cadet Programs rating badge, complete the following tasks.

Task Sign-off

Have a working knowledge of CP Officer Roles and Responsibilities:

  • DCP

  • Squadron visits

  • Wing-level goals

  • Progressive discipline: leadership

  • CPP training requirements

  • CPP enforcement for acute incidents

Have a working knowledge of Adult Professional Development:

  • Specialty Track Management

  • TLC Course Management

  • Air Force Expectations

  • Strategic Plan

  • HAA evaluation

Have a working knowledge of Cadet Advancement:

  • Suggested best practices for special needs cadets

  • Spaatz process - approvals, proctors

  • Milestone award ceremonies

Have a working knowledge of Wing activities:

  • Saturday activities

  • Orientation flight management

  • NCSA mgt.

  • CSA accreditation

  • CAC program leadership

  • Encampment operating policies

  • Encampment curriculum

  • Encampment metrics

  • Scholarship program management

  • IACE and non-IACE exchanges

Have a working knowledge of Cadet support & administration:

  • Supplements and OIs to cadet regulations

  • Waivers to cadet regulations

Have a working knowledge of wing level review, management.

Demonstrate proficiency by completing the tasks below:

  • Serve as a project officer or activity director (or deputy) for a group or wing cadet activity

  • Serve on staff at a RCLS, second encampment, or NCSA / CSA

  • Review any two chapters of Learn to Lead, draft 1-page outlines for each and discuss with OJT mentor

  • Review any module in Aerospace Dimensions, draft a 1-page outline and discuss with OJT mentor

Complete any 3 of the 6 tasks below:

  • Serve on faculty at TLC

  • Visit 2 squadrons and provide peer assistance using checklist

  • Mentor 1 senior member in the CP Officer specialty track

  • Review QCUA data for the group or wing; identify opportunities for cooperation

  • Develop a 1hr. lesson or activity; obtain feedback from 2 Master Rated CP officers

  • Participate in at least one national cadet programs webinar

Ancillary Courses & Test requirements:

  • Complete Level III of the CAP Senior Member Professional Development Program

  • Pass the online CP Officer Master Rating test, which is based on the Knowledge

Serve 18 months as a Senior Rated officer in a supervisory CP role (DCC, CC, Asst DPC, DCP)
  • Make sure to contact your OJT mentor about the scheduling of the different forms of training that are available to accomplish these requirements.

Chapter III

Senior Member and Cadet Badges

The following are the badges dedicated for BOTH cadets and senior members to earn:

  1. Pilot

  2. Observer

  3. Air Crew

  4. Glider Pilot

  5. Balloon Pilot

  6. Ground Team Basic

  7. Ground Team Senior

  8. Ground Team Master

  9. Communication Technician

  10. Emergency Services Technician

  11. Historian Technician

  12. Information Technology Technician

  1. Pilot Rating Badge: The Pilot Rating Badge is a uniform indication that the member has a VFR pilot’s rating in Civil Air Patrol terms. To receive the Pilot Rating badge, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign off

Earn a FAA pilot certificate in one of the following fields and have it logged into eServices:

  • FAA ATP MEL

  • FAA ATP MES

  • FAA ATP SEL

  • FAA ATP SES

  • FAA Comm MEL

  • FAA Comm MES

  • FAA Comm SEL

  • FAA Comm SES

  • FAA Private MEL

  • FAA Private MES

  • FAA Private SEL

  • FAA Private SES

Have one of the following Medical checks logged into eServices:

  • Basic Medical

  • Basic Medical - Military Waiver

  • Class 1 Medical

  • Class 1 Special Issuance Medical

  • Class 2 Medical

  • Class 2 Special Issuance Medical

  • Class 3 Medical < 40

  • Class 3 Special issuance Medical

  • Military flight Physical

Complete and log a FAA flight review into eServices.
Complete the CAP airplane Questionnaire.
Complete the form 5 Airplane Annual and have it logged into eServices.
Complete the form 5 Airplane Initial and have it logged into eServices.
Complete the statement of understanding on eServices.
Complete the CAPR 70-1 (powered edition) on AXIS LMS.
Complete the Aircraft Ground handling on AXIS LMS.
Complete the Aircrew Professionalism course on AXIS LMS.

OPTIONAL: Complete one or more of the following form 5 tasks and have it logged into eServices:

  • Check Pilot - Airplane

  • Complex Aircraft Training

  • Complex Demo

  • FAA Wings Program

  • FAA Wings Program - Advanced

  • FAA Wings Program - Master

  • Form 5 Airplane Abbreviated

  • High Performance Aircraft

  • High Performance Demo

  • Instructor Pilot - Airplane

  • Instrument Demo

  • Mountain Flight

  • Orientation Pilot - Airplane

  • Textron G1000 VFR Transition course

  • Turbo Aircraft

  • Make sure each of these are logged into eServices. For more information, refer to “what do I need” in eServices.

  1. Mission Observer Badge: The Mission Observer Badge is a uniform indication that the member is a currently qualified Mission Observer. To receive the Mission Observer Badge, complete the following tasks:

Task Sign-off
Earn the Mission Scanner qualification in eServices.

During training, complete the following Familiarization tasks:

  • Use in-flight services

  • Plot a route on a sectional chart

  • Prepare for a trip to a remote mission base

  • Discuss mission observer duties and responsibilities

  • Discuss the dangers of icing

  • Discuss the dangers of reduced visibility conditions

  • Discuss the dangers of wind and thunderstorms

  • Discuss the effects of density altitude on aircraft performance

  • Identify controlled and special use airspaces on a sectional

During training, complete the following Advanced tasks:

  • Operate the aircraft radios

  • Operate the VOR and DME

  • Operate the GPS

  • Assist in ELT searches

  • Assist in planning and performing a route search

  • Assist in planning and performing a parallel search

  • Assist in planning and performing point based searches

  • Assist in planning and performing a creeping line search

Complete the following courses:

  • General Emergency Services

  • IS-100

  • IS-700

  • Aircraft Ground Handling

  • Aircrew Professionalism Course

  • Introductory Communications User Training

  • CAPT 117 ES Continuing Education Exam - Part 2

Participate in 2 exercises as a Mission Observer and have them logged into eServices.
Have the Commander Approve the prerequisites and the familiarization and preparatory Training in eServices.
  • Make sure each of these are logged into eServices. Look at the SQTR Entry/Worksheet page for more information.

  • Recommendation to Cadets: Participate in local SAREXs, Emergency Services Schools, or the annual National Emergency Services Academy. Each of these will help you towards earning this badge. Make sure to contact the project manager of the program in order to see the availability of the proper training that you’re looking for.

  1. Aircrew: The Aircrew badge is a uniform indication that the member is currently qualified in one of CAP’s Aircrew Qualifications. To receive the Aircrew Rating, complete the following on this checklist:

Task Sign-off
Be qualified as a CAP Mission Scanner(MS), Aerial Digital Imaging System Operator (ADIS), Airborne Photographer (AP, ARCHER Operator (ARCHOPR), ARCHER Trac Technician (ARCHTRK), Geospatial Interoperability Exploitation Portable Operator (GIIEP), Surrogate Unmanned Aerial System Green Flag Sensor Operator (GFSO), or Highbird Radio Operator(HRO)

Make sure each of these are logged into eServices.

  • Recommendation to Cadets: Participate in local SAREXs, Emergency Services Schools, or the annual National Emergency Services Academy. Each of these will help you towards earning this badge. Make sure to contact the project manager of the program in order to see the availability of the proper training that you’re looking for.

  1. Glider Pilot: The glider pilot badge is a uniform indication that the CAP member is a currently rated CAP glider pilot. To receive the Glider Pilot Badge, complete the following on this checklist:

Task Sign-off
Have a FAA glider Private rating or Commercial rating.
complete the Glider form 5 initial on eServices.
complete the Statement of understanding on eServices.
fill out the FAA flight review on eServices.
complete the CAP glider questionnaire on eServices
complete the Glider form 5 Annual on eServices
complete the CAPR 70-1 Glider Exam on the AXIS LMS program
Is current in both Aircraft Ground Handling and Aircrew Professionalism found in the AXIS LMS program.
OPTIONAL: Complete the qualification for Check pilot-Glider, Glider Aerotow, Glider ground-tow, Instructor Pilot-Glider, Orientation pilot-Glider

Make sure each of these are logged into eServices. For more information, refer to “what do I need” in eServices.

  • Recommendation to cadets: If you are interested in receiving the glider pilot badge, apply to a glider flight academy. This NCSA will give you the recommended path in receiving a glider pilot certificate. For more information, go to ncsas.com and look into any of them. Also, look into joining your local SSA chapter, many of them have reduced price options for receiving flight instruction for cadets.

  1. Balloon Pilot: The balloon pilot badge is a uniform indication that the CAP member is a currently rated CAP balloon pilot. To receive the Balloon Pilot Badge, complete the following on this checklist:

Task Sign-off
Have a FAA balloon Private endorsement or Commercial endorsement.
complete the Statement of Understanding found in eServices
complete the form 5 Balloon initial found in eServices
successfully complete the CAPR 70-1 Balloon Exam found on AXIS LMS
complete the CAP balloon questionnaire found on eServices
complete the Aircrew Professionalism course found on AXIS LMS
complete an FAA flight review

Make sure each of these are logged into eServices. For more information, refer to “what do I need” in eServices.

  1. Ground Team Badge: The Ground Team Badge is a uniform indication that the member has certain Emergency service qualifications. These are organized by the Basic, Senior, and Master rating badges.

    1. To receive the Ground Team Badge(Basic), complete the following on this checklist:

Task Sign-off

Receive one of the following ground team member qualifications:

  • Ground Team Member level 3

  • Ground Team Member level 2

  • Ground Team Member level 1

The requirements for each of these qualifications can be found in eServices in the SQTR Entry Worksheet.

  1. To receive the Ground Team Badge(Senior), complete the following on this checklist:

Task Sign-off
Receive the Ground Team Member level 1 qualification in eServices. The requirements for this can be found in eServices in the SQTR Entry Worksheet.
Receive the Ground Team Leader qualification in eServices. The requirements for this can be found in eServices in the SQTR Entry Worksheet.
  1. To receive the Ground Team Badge(Master), complete the following on this checklist:

Task Sign-off
Receive the Ground Branch Director qualification in eServices. The requirements for this can be found in eServices in the SQTR Entry Worksheet.

Each of these badges require certain qualifications. Because of that, it is required that you have a SET qualified in the Ground team qualification you are going for to sign off the qualification.

  • Recommendation to cadets: before going for any of these, it is recommended that you complete the online portion of the qualification. The online portion includes:

    • IS-100/700(required for all badges)

    • IS-200(required for both the Senior and Master rating badge)

    • IS-800(required for Master rating badge)

    • ICS-300(required for Master rating badge)

    • GES(required for all badges)

    • ICUT(required for all badges)

    • CAPT 117(required for all badges)

The IS courses can be found on the FEMA EMI course listing online. The ICS-300 can be found in your state jurisdictional website. For example, the website for texas is preparingtexas.org. GES, ICUT, and CAPT 117 can be found on AXIS LMS. ICUT requires an in-person test; this can usually be taken during GT training.

  1. Communications Technician Rating: The Communications Badge is a specialty track badge that indicates the member’s interest in CAP communications through the different levels of communications skills. This is represented by the Technician, Senior, and Master track rating; however, cadets can only earn the technician badge. The official rating can only be given to the cadet upon becoming a senior member. To receive the Communications Badge(Technician), complete the following on this checklist:

Task Sign-off
Pass the Technician level Communication test on AXIS LMS
Complete ICUT Training on AXIS LMS
Demonstrate radiotelephone procedures, message format, distress and emergency communications, and communications safety. Make sure the Communications officer signs off for it.

Be familiar with the following Regulations:

Make sure the Communications officer signs off for it.

Attend a minimum of one group, wing or region sanctioned communications meeting, Conducted IAW CAPR 100-1.
Participate in one mission (8 hours minimum) in any communications capacity or participate in one communication exercise sanctioned by the Wing Director of Communications

Complete The following FEMA courses:

Serve as the Communications OIC/NCOIC/Assistant for a minimum of 6 months.

Each one of these must be signed off in the checklist found in the CAPP 214 by your On the Job-training Supervisor, which will most-likely be your unit Senior Communications Officer, so refer to him/her for more information on receiving the badge.

  • Recommendation to cadets: apply for the Communication NCOIC/OIC/Assistant at your local squadron so you can gain more communication experience. Also, take the Communication Senior and Master rating tests for more experience in the communications field(these can also be found on AXIS LMS).

  1. Emergency Services Technician Rating: The Emergency Services Badge is a specialty track badge that indicates the member’s interest in the CAP emergency services program through the different levels of emergency services rated skills. This is represented by the Technician, Senior, and Master track rating; however, cadets can only earn the technician badge. The official rating can only be given to the cadet upon becoming a senior member. To receive the Emergency Services Badge(Technician), complete the following on this checklist:

Task Sign-off
Complete GES on AXIS LMS
Be qualified for one year in any ES specialty that can be logged into eServices
Pass the Technician level Emergency Services eServices test on LMS
Complete a unit logistics summary of all of the ES equipment and squadron balance.
Create and test a rapid alerting resource system for ES equipment.
Create a unit level training plan
Review the unit training library to ensure that the ES material is current and available.
Review the unit administrative files to ensure that current ES forms are available to meet current unit needs.
Participate in a minimum of 3 Missions upon earning an ES specialty
Serve as the Emergency Services OIC/NCOIC/Assistant for a minimum of 1 year.

Each one of these must be signed off in the checklist found in the CAPP 213 by your On the Job-training Supervisor, which will most-likely be your unit Senior Emergency Services Officer, so refer to him/her for more information on receiving the badge.

  • Recommendation to Cadets: Get in contact with your unit Senior Emergency Services Officer for better help in completing the objectives listed for this badge. Also, get in contact with other units to see if they have ES exercises.

  1. Historian Technician Rating: The Historian Badge is a specialty track badge that indicates the member’s interest in CAP’s historian program through the different levels of historian skills. This is represented by the Technician, Senior, and Master track rating; however, cadets can only earn the technician badge. The official rating can only be given to the cadet upon becoming a senior member. To receive the Historian Badge(Technician), complete the following on this checklist:

Task Sign-off
Pass the Technician level Historian eServices test on LMS
Understand and demonstrate the policies and procedures defined in the CAPP 210-1

Have a basic understanding and definition of the following vocabulary:

  • Monographs

  • special studies

  • Narrative

  • primary and secondary sources

  • general source documents

  • CAP documentary sources

  • non-CAP documentary sources

  • supporting documents

  • reference data

  • written histories

  • oral history

  • and retention periods

These are described in CAPP 5. This can be waived for those possessing a bachelor's degree or higher in history.

Describe the importance of the following terms:

  • Perspective

  • Facts

  • Impartiality

  • People

  • Sources

  • data and statistics

Do this as described in CAPP 5.

Describe the importance of the wing and region historian and how they play a role in CAP’s historian program as outlined in CAPR 20-1, CAPR 210-1, CAPP 5 and CAPP 6.
Describe the importance and requirements of the Office of Civil Air Patrol Heraldry and procedures for the approval of new unit insignia.
Describe what historiography is, and the importance of evaluating sources and arguments. This can be waived for those possessing a bachelor's degree or higher in history.
Participate in a workshop, lecture, demonstration etc. of at least one day on preserving historical material or research techniques, or interview techniques or technical writing or similar topic given by a reputable source, in person or online. The training and source must be preapproved by your OJT supervisor. This can be waived for those possessing a bachelor's degree or higher in history.

Read, and study the following regulations:

Serve as a historian OIC/NCOIC or assistant for a minimum of 6 months

Do one of the following:

  • Under the supervision of a higher rated historian or your OJT supervisor spend at least 20 hours collecting, organizing, accessing, and labeling items of historical value collected by your unit according to the guidelines presented in CAP directives. These items may include the following:

    • documents, uniform(s) and or insignia

    • objects and equipment

    • Pictures

    • Video

    • audio recordings

    • electronic media

    • reports to legislative and other government bodies and major reports such as SUI and SAR/DR evaluations (if released by a competent authority).

  • Provide major assistance in the production of a unit Annual History that meets the standards of CAPP 5 and CAPR 210-1. A copy should be filed with your unit records, and others distributed to the unit commander and forwarded to the historian at the next in the chain of command.

  • Brief the Unit and the Unit commander on the significance of the history program and the past on the present operations of the unit. Lasting no more than 30 minutes, the presentation should include interaction with the audience, may involve sensory artifacts, and delivered in a professional matter. A point paper with the important aspects of the presentation must be prepared and given to all the members of the audience.

Each one of these must be signed off in the checklist found in the CAPP 224 by your On the Job-training Supervisor, which will most-likely be your unit Senior Historian Officer, so refer to him/her for more information on receiving the badge.

  • Recommendation to Cadets: Get in contact with your unit Senior Historian Officer for better help in completing the objectives listed for this badge. Also, get in contact with other units to see if they have more qualified personnel to guide you.

  1. Informational Technician Rating: The Informational Technology Badge is a specialty track badge that indicates the member’s interest in CAP’s Informational Technology(IT) program through the different levels of IT skills. This is represented by the Technician, Senior, and Master track rating; however, cadets can only earn the technician badge. The official rating can only be given to the cadet upon becoming a senior member. To receive the Informational Technician Badge(Technician), complete the following on this checklist:

Task Sign-off

Have a good understanding of the following regulations:

Have a good understanding of the following pamphlets:

Be a member in good standing, and complete level 1 of the cadet program(this includes CPPT and OPSEC which can be found on LMS).

Have a fundamental knowledge of the following:

  • Duties and tasks related to CAP’s squadron, group, wing, and region Informational Tech Officer(ITO) positions.

  • Common types of information systems including their components and operation.

  • Operations and systems used by CAP units.

  • Internet applications including basic website maneuvering

  • The use of operating systems used by CAP units.

  • Ability to train squadron members of the basic operation and navigation of computer systems in the squadron.

  • Basic care of systems

Complete five of the following activities:

  • Prepare at least one IT update for the unit every month for a period of 6 months

  • Conduct at least 2 unit IT current event discussions

  • Conduct a unit IT lesson or activity for using necessary hardware and software to manage unit affairs.

  • Develop one automated information tool for use by unit leadership for analysis of measurable performance data.

  • Complete OPSEC training

  • Become familiar with and provide updates to the squadron, group, wing, regional and national IT plan

  • Attend a wing or region IT Activity, an online IT Workshop, or an Annual Conference IT Seminar.

Serve a minimum of 6 months in one of the following positions:

  • Assistant to the Squadron IT Officer

  • Unit webmaster

  • Unit web security Administrator

  • Squadron Informational Tech Officer(ITO)

Pass the Technician level IT eServices test on AXIS LMS

Each one of these must be signed off in the checklist found in the CAPP 227 by your On the Job-training Supervisor, which will most-likely be your unit Senior IT Officer, so refer to him/her for more information on receiving the badge.

  • Recommendation to cadets: work on receiving the Cyber badge(advanced) so you could be better prepared for completing the requirements for this badge. Also, get in contact with your Squadron ITO for guidance on receiving this badge.