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TRAINING FIRST STEPS

WHAT'S ICUT? CAPR? NCSA?

One of the first things you’re likely to notice about CAP is that there’s a lot of jargon used on a regular basis that you’ve probably never heard before. It’s important to get familiar with some of these as soon as possible. You can find a list of common acronyms here.

GETTING STARTED

Once you have your CAPID number you can also begin earning some of the required CAP certifications. To take part in the training and then take the certification quiz you will need to be logged in to eServices. Once you’re able to access eServices begin with the online training listed below.

OPSEC TRAINING

OPSEC (Operational Security) is the basis for the protection of information that regardless of the designation, the loss or compromise of sensitive information could pose a threat to the operations or missions of the agency that designated the information as sensitive.

Information about OPSEC can be found here.

AIRCRAFT GROUND HANDLING

As a cadet in CAP you’ll have the opportunity to participate in powered aircraft flights with members of the air crew. To be eligible to move the aircraft you must first pass aircraft ground handling training, which can be found here.

(must be logged in to eServices)

GES
(General Emergency Services)

This is a more advanced and time consuming certification but one that is important to earn as a participating member of CAP. This course includes training on one of the three primary missions of CAP, Emergency Services. The course covers topics like Search & Rescue (ground and air), disaster relief, reconnaissance, counterdrug, and transportation. This certification is required to be eligible to attend some of the NCSA’s.

Information about GES can be found here.

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