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How to Renew Your Membership

Auto-Renewals are now available for adult members!  You must add your card before the 1st day of the month you are due.

1.  Log into your eServices account.
2.  Click on your name in the upper right corner.
3.  Select Auto Renewal from the drop-down box.
4.  Select "Add New Card" and enter the information in the pop-up box.  
5.  Click on the blue "Add Card" button when you are done.

Your credit card will be charged on the 1st day of the month you are due to renew.  If you are due on 30 June, your card will be charged on 1 June.   If you add your card after the 1st day of the month you are due, we will not be able to automatically charge your card for this membership year.

Cadet or Senior Member

Did your membership expire less than 90 days ago OR do you expire in 90 days or less? 

Renew by simply paying your dues through one of three options:

Online:

  • Log into your eServices account at www.capnhq.gov.

  • Click on the link to renew in red text at the top of the page.

  • If you cannot log into your account, use the Password Assistance or Help Desk link located on the login page.

Phone:

  • Pay your renewal over the phone with a Visa, MasterCard or Discover.

  • Membership can be reached at 877-227-9142 option 4, then option 1, Monday - Friday from 0800-1600 Central time (closed between Noon and 1300 for lunch).

Mail:

  • Pay with a check or money order made payable to "Civil Air Patrol" and mailed to:

CAP/DP
105 S. Hansell St.
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112

 

Cadet or Senior Member

Did your membership expire between 90 and 180 days ago? 

Renewing online is no longer available. You can late renew through two options:

Phone:

  • Pay your renewal over the phone with a Visa, MasterCard or Discover.

  • As of 20 August 2020: Member services is currently not able to receive incoming phone calls.  You can leave a message at 1-877-227-9142 option 4, then option 1.  We will return your call just as soon as possible.

Mail:

  • Pay with a check or money order made payable to "Civil Air Patrol" and mailed to:

CAP/DP
105 S. Hansell St.
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112

 

Cadet Member

Did your membership expire more than 180 days ago? 

Late renewing is no longer an option. To return to active status, cadets must rejoin CAP by submitting a new CAPF 15 Cadet Application and one year of dues.

Former cadets cannot use the online cadet application to rejoin.  If a former cadet uses the online cadet application, they will create a second membership record which will not have their previous cadet achievements.

Applications with payment information can be submitted by fax to 334-953-7771 or by mail to:

CAP/DP
105 S. Hansell St.
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112

Cadet records will reflect a break in service but cadets will be credited with previous accomplishments as evidenced in their personnel files.

 

Senior Member

Did your membership expire more than 180 days but less than 2 years ago?

You have the option of late renewing or rejoining.

Late Renew:

  • Members choose to late renew so their records show no break in service and their grade is automatically reinstated.

  • To late renew:

    • Submit a new FD 258 fingerprint card (available at your local unit) Alternative background checks may be available; please check the Membership info on the  COVID info page for the latest information on alternatives to the fingerprint card.

    • Obtain written permission from your former unit commander to late renew.  Email permission is fine.

      • If you plan on transferring to a new squadron, you can use permission from your new unit's commander with the understanding that they will transfer you into their unit after your membership is renewed. and one year of dues to cover each year that your membership was expired.  

    • Provide payment for back dues.  This will include a year of payment starting from the date your membership expired.  If you have any questions about how much you will need to pay, please contact membershipservices@capnhq.gov 

    • You can mail the fingerprint card, permission and payment to:

CAP/DP
105 S. Hansell St.
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112

Rejoin:

  • Former members may choose to rejoin if they do not want to pay back dues or if their membership expired more than 2 years ago.

  • To rejoin, first contact your local CAP unit.  Next, submit a new CAPF 12 Senior member application, FD 258 fingerprint card and one year of dues.

  • Member records will reflect a break in service and the reinstatement of your former grade is neither automatic nor mandatory, but at the discretion of your unit commander. 

  • You can mail the application, fingerprint card and dues to:

CAP/DP
105 S. Hansell St.
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112

 

Senior Member

Did your membership expire more than 2 years ago?  Or, would you prefer to not pay back dues? 

Late renewals are no longer permitted after your membership has been expired for two years or longer. You must rejoin CAP to return to active status.

Rejoin:

  • Former members may choose to rejoin if they do not want to pay back dues or if their membership expired more than 2 years ago.  To rejoin, you will first need to contact your local CAP unit and talk to them about joining their unit.

  • Next, submit a new CAPF 12 Senior member application, FD 258 fingerprint card and one year of dues.

  • Member records will reflect a break in service and the reinstatement of your former grade is neither automatic nor mandatory, but at the discretion of your unit commander.

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