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Membership Application

You must be at least 18yrs of age to join the Columbus Senior Squadron.  If you are a Cadet candidate (under 18 years of age), or looking to volunteer to assist in a Cadet squadron, there are several squadrons in the Columbus area. See the FAQs page for more information on surrounding Cadet squadrons.

As a guest of Columbus Senior Squadron, you are invited to attend any Squadron meeting.  Plan on attending at least 2 meetings with the squadron prior to beginning the membership application process.  This will give you the opportunity to learn more about CAP and our squadron.

Once you have committed to joining, you will be given a membership application packet.  The application packet includes a CAP Application for Senior Membership, and a finger print card.

When you have completed the application and had your finger prints taken, you will bring these forms back to the Squadron Commander for final signing.  Then you, or the Squadron Commander, will mail the application along with your fingerprint card and your initial dues to National Headquarters Civil Air Patrol.

The mailing information is found on the CAP Application form and the dues information for new Senior members in Ohio can be found here.

After your membership is confirmed and you have a CAPID assigned from CAP National Headquarters, you can begin your Level 1 training.  More information is found on our 
New Members - Level 1 page.

Three known locations where you can take your fingerprint cards:

Columbus Police headquarters:
120 Marconi Boulevard
Columbus OH 43215
located at the corner of Marconi and 33/W Long Street downtown, at the river. Finger prints cost $10 per set and may be obtained on the second floor in the "Public Services" offices on the NE corner of the building.

Fairfield County Sheriff’s office: 
108 North High Street, Lancaster.
$5 (cash or check) anytime Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm.  They require both the Driver’s License AND the Social Security Card (or a print-off from the SSA office).

AAA Background Checks
808 N High St, Columbus, OH 43085
(614) 885-0980
Reported to be fast, friendly and affordable, charging $8 payable by cash or credit.