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101 Emergency Services Card How To

August 2013

A 101 card (Emergency Services Qualifications Card) is a type of identification card, which allows you to start your ES training and participate in emergency services missions. To get the card you must do several things.


CAP Membership in good standing.
Cadets: Must earn their first stripe (Curry Achievement).
Senior Members: Complete Level I.

You MUST have completed the online OPSEC training and agreement.

Then go to eServices, then CAP Learning Management System in eServices and click on Emergency Services tests:

  • Complete General Emergency Services (CAPT 116)

  • To help you prepare for the 116 test.

  • The 116 test is an open book test, and there will be additional reference material made available to you once you choose to start your test.

  • When you pass your test, it will automatically be entered in your on-line records

  • Be sure to print out 2 copies of your certificate, one for your records and a hard copy for your records at your Squadron.

This will get your GES 101 Card


Take a look at all of the CAP Emergency Services specialties
that you can train in, pick one or more and begin learning.


The next steps are...

  • Complete the appropriate CAPT 117 (Part 1, 2, & 3) (Part #1 is for Ground Team\Urban Direction Finding Team) (Part #2 is for Air Crews) (Part #3 is for Mission Base including Communications)

  • When you pass your test, it will automatically be entered in your on-line records

  • Be sure to print out 2 copies of your certificate, one for your records and a hard copy for your records at your Squadron.


  • Complete the FEMA IS-100 and IS-700 and possibly IS-200 Training.
    Click Here to go to the FEMA Website

  • Be sure to print out 2 copies of your certificate, one for your records and a hard copy for your records at your Squadron.

  • When you pass your ICS test, it WILL NOT automatically be entered in your CAP on-line records, Please forward the e-mail you will receive from FEMA, Your ES Officer or Commander needs to upload  it to Operations Qualifications in eServices.

Remember to fill out all of your personal pedigree in e-services and upload an appropriate photo.


ES Qualification Primer

One of the Civil Air Patrol's missions is to support our communities in times of need. This is the Operations part of CAP's mission statement, the other parts being cadet programs and aerospace education. Operations encompass Emergency Services, Communications, Counter drug and Homeland Security missions. The work performed under Emergency Services includes search and rescue missions, disaster relief, homeland security, humanitarian services, and Air Force support. To participate in these missions, you must become qualified.

Emergency Services has three categories of qualifications, Ground and Urban Directional Finding (UDF) teams; Aircrew and Flight line; and Incident Command and Mission Base Staff.

The qualifications are itemized in a task book, one book for each of the categories. Each qualification has three parts, the prerequisites, the tasks, and the missions. These parts are specified on the Specialty Qualification Training Record (SQTR) for each qualification, located in the back of the task guide.

The first step for any qualification is to take the General Emergency Services (GES) test, commonly referred to as the 116 test or the GES est. The test is 50 questions, open book, and to be taken on-line. Download and read CAPR 60-3 CAP Emergency Services Training and Operational Missions. The GES is based on this regulation.

After passing the 116 test, take the Emergency Services Continuing Education exam, commonly referred to as the 117 test. There are three parts to the test, a part for each of the categories of qualifications. If you are working on ground teams and or UDF teams, take part one; if working on aircrew, take part two; and if working on mission base and or Communications qualifications take part three. Each part is 10 questions and the text the test is based on is provided with the questions.

The next step is to fulfill the additional prerequisites for the qualification. For example, the UDF team SQTR lists three tasks required for the prerequisites; the ground team SQTR lists eleven tasks. The details of every task are located in the appropriate tasking book. You accomplish these tasks by either covering them in a classroom setting or one-to-one with a qualified member. You basically read the task and are prepared to answer the questions specified at the bottom of the page. When you have completed a task, it is to be signed off on the SQTR by a SET. Some SQTRs may not have tasks as prerequisites but a test, usually an on-line test. If you have any questions with any items of a SQTR please see your ES Officer.

Taking the GES and completing the prerequisites qualifies you for a Form 101, commonly referred to as a 101 card. This is an ID card that has your vital information on the front and your qualifications listed on the back. The 101 card is a laminated card. You need the 101 card to participate as a trainee or qualified member on an training mission, exercise mission, or a actual mission. If you arrive to an any type of mission without your 101 card you may be asked to leave.

Every SQTR requires two missions for its completion. When you sign in at an exercise, you will be asked what specialty you are participating. You should list the SQTR that you are working on. The training\exercise will have a mission number associated with it. Have the ground team leader or ground branch director sign your SQTR at the end of the training\exercise with the mission number. Training\exercise are also good places to get your tasks done. There is usually a lot of waiting during training\exercise. Ask your ground team leader whether they can accomplish some of your tasks while you are waiting.

When you have a SQTR completed with the prerequisites, tasks, and two missions, you will be qualified in that specialty. The qualification allows you to participate on actual missions in that specialty. Many specialties have the same tasks in them. Members interested in Emergency Services are often working on several SQTRs at the same time. The more training\exercise you attend, the faster you may be qualified in different specialties.

Finally, the most important item of becoming qualified is to provide all the information to your ES Officer. This includes test results, copies of your SQTRs along the way, and copies of any other related materials, like First Aid cards or Radio Operator cards. Your ES Officer will verify that your record is appropriately updated and can guide you in your endeavors in Emergency Services.

And above all else - have fun in Emergency Services!

Urban Direction Finding Team (UDFT) Equipment List

Ground Team (GT) Equipment List

Both in .pdf Adobe Acrobat File Format


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Last revised: 22 August 2013.