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Cadet Special Activity (CSA) Accreditation Process

The purpose of the CSA accreditation process, as outlined in CAPR 60-1, 8.7, is to enlarge cadets’ access to exemplary special activities, use the NCSA ribbon as a motivator, and provide managerial and quality controls within the NCSA/CSA system. CSAs are programs hosted by wings or regions that enable cadets to explore aerospace careers/expertise, develop leadership skills, or enhance their emergency services skills.

How to Nominate

In September, an email invitation is sent from National Headquarters Cadet Programs Team to Wings and Regions soliciting nominations for activities that you believe should garner the Cadet Special Activities (CSA) Ribbon.  See the letter attached at this link for details on minimum requirements and the nomination process.  Basically, the host provides copies of curriculum, schedule and/or O-plan, budget to actuals, course critique or after-action reports, and the nomination form.  A panel reviews to ensure it meets criteria for selection and recommends the list to the National Commander.  Once the commander approves the list, Cadet Programs notifies the activity staff and host of their selection.

The goal is to post the approved activities on the website by 1 December so that cadets throughout CAP may apply,  At a minimum, accredited activities receive advertising on our site, and can opt-in to use our national e-Services registration.    

Past Accredited Activities

See this attached list for activities garnering the Cadet Special Activities (CSA) Ribbon prior to 2018.

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