Emergency Services Qualifications

There are a large number of Emergency Services (ES) qualifications within Civil Air Patrol.  Listed below are the first ones you will need to get in order to move to any of the other qualifications that may interest you.  If you have any questions please contact your ES Officer.  For additional assistance in using the ES eServices module visit Emergency Services Made Easy.

Obtain General Emergency Services rating

The prerequisites for obtaining the General Emergency Services Rating (GES) are that you complete CAP Test 116, the FEMA IS-100 online course and have completed Level I training.

  • Download and review CAPR 60-3 “CAP Emergency Services Training and Operational Missions”.
  • Review National HQ CAP General ES material.
  • Take CAP Test 116 General ES Questionnaire Part 1 – June 2004 – (25 Questions) by selecting the course on the pull down menu
  • Complete the FEMA IS-100.b online course. Take FEMA IS-100.B Introduction to Incident Command System.  Enter your completion of this course by going to eServices>My Operations Qualification>Entry/View Worksheet, Select IS-100 under the “Achievement” drop down box., enter the date of the exam and click submit at the bottom of the page.  Upload the scanned copy of the IS-100.b certificate using eServices->My Operations Qualifications->101 Card->View/Upload Documents->Emergency Services Tab and select IS100.  You will then need to go to Entry/View Worksheet  and select IS100 under the “Achievement” drop down box.  Click on the “date” box and enter the date you completed the course and press the “Submit” button at the bottom of the page.

Print your CAPF 101 Operational Specialty Qualification Card

  • Print your Emergency Services Card: login to eServices > Utilities > My Operations Qualifications > Emergency Services > 101 Card > Print 101 Card, and bring this with you to all training and missions.

Start your Introduction to Communications User Training (ICUT) Urban Direction Finding (UDF) and Ground Team Member 3 (GTM3) training:

  • All squadron members are expected to obtain GES, UDF, and GTM3 within the first year of membership (not as hard as it sounds, tasks can be completed during the course of one weekend).

Obtain ICUT, UDF and GTM3 rating

Prerequisite: General Emergency Services (GES) Rating.

ICUT is offered online and includes several segments of produced video instruction. Subsequent skills evaluation by a mentor/evaluator is also required. The only prerequisites for ICUT are being an active CAP cadet or senior member, as defined by CAPR 39-2, Civil Air Patrol Membership, and completion of OPSEC training. All members with duties including unsupervised operation of radios on CAP frequencies must complete ICUT training.

Members authorized to operate on CAP frequencies as of August, 2012 including for both Communications Program and ES Program, as well as other administrative reasons, must re-qualify within 3 years by taking the first module of the ICUT course, Orientation to the CAP Communications System, and completing the review quiz and online test.

  • Introductory Communications User Training (ICUT): Required for any member who will be using a CAP radio.
    1. -Log into: eServices
    2. -Enter this link into your address bar: https://www.capnhq.gov/CAP.LMS.Web/Course/course_start.aspx?c=2
    3. -Begin your training for ICUT
    4. Once you have completed all of the online training please contact the Squadron Communications Officer or NCO to schedule the practical part.
  • Radio Communications Management Regulation: prescribes concepts, policies, and standards which govern CAP
    1. -CAPR 100-1
  • Apex Cadet Squadron conducts ICUT practical evaluations periodically throughout the year or as needed.

Online Course.  Some of the classroom requirements can be completed with an online course.  California Wing has several online courses that satisfy the Apex Squadron requirements for completion of many of the tasks associated with certain ES Qualifications and you can access them on the CAWG Emergency Services Training web page.  Review the “UDF in a Box” documents. There is an online exam for CAWG UDF, so take that, scan, and upload your test certificate and let the Squadron Emergency Services Officer (ESO) or Commander know you completed it so they can provide you with an Skills Evaluator (SET) CAP ID.

  • Complete the current CAPT 117 Emergency Services Continuing Education Examination.  CAPT 117 is conducted in three parts: one for aircrew members and flight line personnel; one for ground and urban direction finding teams; and one for mission base staff. Complete the ground and urban direction finding exam.
  • Complete the FEMA IS-700.a online course (if you haven’t already done so).  Take FEMA IS-700.a National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction.  Enter your completion of this course by going to eServices>My Operations Qualification>Entry/View Worksheet, Select IS700 under the “Achievement” drop down box, click the check box to the left of IS700, enter the date of the exam and click submit at the bottom of the page.  Upload the scanned copy of the IS-700.a certificate using eServices->My Operations Qualifications->101 Card->View/Upload Documents->Emergency Services Tab and select IS700.  You will then need to go to Entry/View Worksheet  and select IS700 under the “Achievement” drop down box.  Click on the “date” box and enter the date you completed the course and press the “Submit” button at the bottom of the page.
  • Complete at least a Basic First Aid course.  Enter your completion of this course by going to eServices>My Operations Qualification>Entry/View Worksheet, Select GTM3 under the “Achievement” drop down box.  Then click the check box to the left of “Complete Basic First Aid”, enter the date of the course and click submit at the bottom of the page.  Upload the scanned copy of the completion certificate using eServices->My Operations Qualifications->101 Card->View/Upload Documents->Emergency Services Tab and “First Aid”.
  • Download and print the UDF and GTM3 Specialty Qualification Training Record (SQTR).  Login to eServices>My Operations Qualification>Entry/View Worksheet, Select GTM3 or UDF under the “Achievement” drop down box. -> Print SQTR Worksheet.  Bring this with you to all training and missions to obtain task sign-offs.  Important Note:  You cannot act as a Trainee until you have completed all of the Prerequisites and Familiarization and Preparatory training tasks on the SQTR and the Commander has approved the “Commander approval” tasks for completion of both the “Prerequisite” and the “Familiarization and Preparatory” training sections of the SQTR.
  • Enter completed tasks into eServices.  Once you have completed all of the Prerequisites and the Familiarization and Preparatory tasks in the SQTR you need to enter your completed tasks.  Go to eServices>My Operations Qualification>Entry/View Worksheet, Select GTM3 or UDF under the “Achievement” drop down box.  Enter the trainer’s CAP ID, date of completion and mission number (if completed as part of an Air Force Mission).  Then print out a new CAPF 101 Operational Specialty Qualification Card with your trainee GTM3 or UDF rating listed on it (it will say *GTM3 or *UDF on the card).  Participate in a minimum of two sorties (exercises, actual mission or even on proficiency flights) and record your participation on the SQTR.  Request your group leader to sign you off on those advanced training tasks you demonstrated proficiency in.  Once all Advanced training tasks are complete, go back into e-Services and fill them in online using the steps above (add the Mission Number).
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