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Health Services Master Level


The Health Service Officer at the Master Level is expected to:

  • Provide expert health service support to the Commander, Unit, Safety, Cadet Programs, Senior Program, Emergency Services, and Aerospace Education at any echelon in the Civil Air Patrol.
  • Be able to oversee the health service support and the health service program provided by subordinate unit Health Service Officers.

Completion of the master level requirements must be evaluated and certified by a master-rated Health Service Officer at a higher echelon using Attachment 3, Health Service Officer Master Level Checklist.

After approval by the wing commander, the Health Service Officer Master Level Checklist will be forwarded to the Regional Health Service Officer, with supporting documentation, prior to being forwarded to CAP/HS (or designee) for final approval.


  1. Serve on squadron or higher-level staff as a Health Service Officer for a minimum of 18 months after having achieved the senior rating in the Health Service Specialty Track.
  2. Serve as the activity Health Service Officer on staff at a group or higher-level activity spanning at least two overnight stays.To meet this requirement, the member must perform as the primary health service officer with no additional duties.This requirement may have been met at any time during the candidate’s CAP career.Provide documentation.


  1. Successfully complete the CAP Unit Commander’s Course or equivalent.
  2. Successfully complete the Advanced RM course.
  3. Successfully complete the on-line CAP Safety Master Course.
  4. Hold certification from a nationally accredited First Aid organization and teach First Aid and CPR to a CAP audience.


  1. Complete 5 additional ICS 206 forms with a Safety Officer.
  2. Successfully complete 5 additional activity health assessments for 5 separate activities at the unit level or higher and brief those medical support recommendations to the activity director / incident commander.
  3. Successfully completes two additional annual human factors aeromedical lectures to a CAP aircrew.
  4. Successfully present 5 additional wellness/health promotion briefs to a Cadet audience at a Unit Activity or higher.
  5. Successfully present 5 additional wellness/health promotion briefs to a Senior audience at a Unit Activity or higher.
  6. Mentor a junior HSO on how to successfully advise and brief a commander.
  7. Lead a Health Service Seminar at a Wing, Region, or National Activity.
  8. Complete five additional consultations to a CAP Safety Officer on a health topic.
  9. Successfully present 3 lectures on public health-related topics such as routine vaccine benefits, non-pharmaceutical methods to mitigate respiratory illnesses, the benefit of Automated External Defibrillators in congregate settings, evaluation of medical risks in at-risk populations.


  1. Read CAPR 1-2, CAP Publications Management, Sections 1-4.
  2. Read CAPR 160-1, Civil Air Patrol Safety Program.
  3. Read CAPP 163, Safety Assurance & Continuous Improvement, pages 11-19.
  4. Read CAPR 35-2, Notification Procedures in Case Of Death, Injury or Serious Illness.
  5. Read CAPR 40-1, Civil Air Patrol Senior Member Education & Training Program.
  6. Read CAPR 60-3, CAP Emergency Services Training and Operational Missions.


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