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How to Renew Your Membership

Are you looking for your old CAP records?

As a private corporation, there is no requirement for CAP to maintain permanent membership records.  The current CAP policy requires local units to maintain personnel records on former members for five years; then the records are destroyed.

 

Cadet or Senior Member

Expired less than 90 days ago OR Expiring 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 1, then option 2, Monday - Friday from 0730 - 1630 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. Bldg 714
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112

 

Cadet or Senior Member

Expired between 90 and 180 days

Renewing online is no longer available. Late renew through two options:

Phone:

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

  • Member services can be reached at 877-227-9142 option 1, then option 2, Monday - Friday from 0730 - 1630 Central time (closed between Noon - 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. Bldg 714
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112

 

Cadet Member

Expired more 180 days

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.

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

CAP/DP
105 S. Hansell St. Bldg 714
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

Expired between 180 days and 2 years

You have the option of late renewing or rejoining.

Late Renew:

  • Members choose to late renew so that 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) and one year of dues to cover each year that your membership was expired.

  • Mail the fingerprint card and dues to:

CAP/DP
105 S. Hansell St. Bldg 714
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. Bldg 714
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112

 

Senior Member

Expired more than 2 years ago OR You don't want to pay back dues

Late renewals are no longer permitted after two years. 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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