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Officer Professional Development
 

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The NHQ Professional Development page Complete details about CAP's professional development program are available through CAPR 50-17, CAP Senior Member Professional Development Program.


The first step to take as a CAP senior member is to complete Level One.


Level One provides you with the foundations of Civil Air Patrol missions, policies and opportunities for service. To complete Level One of Civil Air Patrol's professional development program, you will need to complete the following:
a. The CAP Foundations Course.
b. Online Cadet Protection Program Training (CPPT).
c. Online Operations Security (OPSEC) Awareness Training.


Completing Level One earns you the membership ribbon and completes one of the eligibility requirements for promotion (see CAPR 35-5 for promotion criteria). Talk with your mentor or commander if you have any questions about Level One.

 

Professional Development Program Overview:

For more than 50 years Civil Air Patrol has been serving the nation thru its programs of Aerospace Education, Emergency Services and Youth Development. In order for Civil Air Patrol to complete its missions it requires an informed, and active Senior Membership.

The Officer Professional Development Program is structured much like the Air Force officer's lifetime career progression. Adults begin as a 'Officer Member' in a five level training program , each of which is associated with educational growth, skill acquisition and upgrade, awards, and promotions. The five training levels are as follows:

Level I - Introduction
Level II - Technical Training
Level III - Management
Level IV - Command and Staff
Level V - Executive

Officers can participate in many of the same activities as the cadets. In addition to this there are several other training options available to Officer members. Officer members may participate in such training options as:

Squadron Officer School (SOS)
Air Command and Staff College (ACSC)
Air War College (AWC)
AFRCC CAP Mission Coordinator Course
Region Staff College
National Staff College

Officer members are also eligible to take several AFIADL Courses thru the Air Force's Air University. Members as part of their training select a specialty training area to specialize in. These specialty tracks as they are called cover the material, training, and experience one needs to become a leader in their respective area. The following are the available specialty tracks for Officer members:

Personnel
Public Affairs
Finance
Inspector
Senior Program
Administration
Logistics
Flight Operations
Operations
Standardization-Evaluation
Emergency Services
Communications
Aerospace Education
Cadet Programs
Safety
Legal
Medical
Chaplain
Historian

Requirements for becoming a Officer Member:

* Possess the desire, willingness, and capability to promote the objectives and purposes of the Civil Air Patrol.
* Must be at least 18 Years old. Active duty members of the Armed Forces can join the CAP as a Officer member at any age.
* Must be a United States citizen or alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the U.S.
* No Felony conviction by any court of record whether federal, state, or military.
* No pattern of arrests and/or convictions including but not limited to sex offenses, child abuse, driving under the influence of alcohol or an illegal substance, dishonesty and violence.
* If you were previously in the active duty military, you must have been discharged under honorable conditions.
* Must complete background check by local & federal law enforcement.

 

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Last revised: 16 February 2013.