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Education & Training

 

To accomplish its missions, CAP requires an informed senior membership trained in leadership, management, and functional tasks. The CAP Senior Member Education & Training Program trains members in these skills and prepares them to serve their units, their communities, and their nation.

Director's Responsibilities

The Wing Director of Education & Training manages and directs all functions related to implementation of the CAP Education & Training program in subordinate units.

The Director supervises the six (6) Group Education & Training Officers.

The Director shall:

  • Create a positive unit training environment where CAP’s adult members can develop their required skills in a comfortable, professional atmosphere.

  • Make adult members aware of training material and opportunities available to them through CAP and other sources to prepare them to perform operational missions, staff assignments and other assigned duties.

  • Encourage and assist the adult members to take advantage of all appropriate training.

  • Help ensure that CAP provides the best quality training with sufficient availability to support CAP's missions.

  • Apply all directives applicable to professional development programs as necessary.

  • Comprehend the structure of the CAP Education & Training program and its component programs, activities and events.

  • Ensure quick and easy access to applicable forms, directives and instructions.

  • Maintain a unit training library. Assist unit members in proper completion and processing of forms if needed.

  • Maintain unit training records regarding Education & Training activities.

  • Assure proper test administration and security for the unit’s adult members.

  • Correctly prepare documentation in support of training awards for the commander’s review.

  • Submit applications for awards, ensure they are processed in a timely fashion and presented appropriately.

  • Coordinate member training accomplishments with other members of the staff.

  • Mentor ET officers at subordinate units if applicable.

The Director of Education & Training should be familiar with CAPR 40-1 and CAPP 40-40.

​IMPORTANT: Senior Members Who Have Not Yet Attained Level 1, which Includes CPPT:

  • CANNOT directly supervise cadets on their own

  • CANNOT wear the USAF-style CAP uniform

  • ARE NOT eligible for promotion, professional or otherwise

CAP Volunteer University

Civil Air Patrol's primary Education & Training outlet, Volunteer University serves to facilitate member's needs for basic, intermediate and advance education via an online based learning system.

​Website:  https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/members/ed-training/volu-main

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