Getting Your 101 Card
A CAP Form 101, commonly referred to as a 101 Card is your ticket into emergency services. This card shows mission staff at a glance what you are qualified to do when you sign in for a mission and is required before you can begin any hands on training in emergency services.
In order to get a 101 Card, you will need the following:
All tests are untimed, open book tests. It is suggested that you download the associated resources and keep them open during the test for reference.
CAPT 117: ES Continuing Education
CAPT 117 Parts 1-3 are requirements for various qualifications as detailed below. It is recommended that you take all three parts. Each part is based on the text provided in the test itself.
is required for all ground crew including ground team members, ground team leaders, urban direction finding team members, and critical incident stress team qualified.
is required for all aircrew including mission pilots, transport mission pilots, mission scanners, mission observers, flight line marshallers, and flight line supervisors.
is required for all mission base staff including mission radio operators, mission staff assistants, branch directors, section chiefs, and incident commanders.
The online course and exam is an introduction to the Incident Command System under which CAP and other local, state, and federal emergency service agencies operate. Much of information covered in the FEMA IS-100 exam may be found in CAP Regulation 60-3, Chapter 8; however, the FEMA web site contains an excellent self paced study course and online exam.
Once you have completed this training, save the completion certificate and send it to the squadron emergency services officer who will need it to verify completion in eServices. Also enter the information into eServices as follows:
After you have completed the tests, you are eligible to begin training for further qualifications. Before you can participate in any training exercises, however, you will need to print a CAPF 101 (otherwise known as the 101 Card) by following the directions below: