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How to obtain/print your 101 Card

What is a 101 Card?

A CAP Form 101, commonly referred to as a 101 Card, is your ticket into CAP 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.

What is required?

In order to obtain a 101 Card, you will need the following:

  • Current Membership Card
  • Minimum Grade:
    • Cadets: Curry Achievement (C/Airman) completed
    • Seniors: SM with Level 1 completed (See our For New Senior Members page for details)
  • Successful completion of CAP Test 116, commonly referred to as General ES or GES
  • Although not required to begin training, it is highly recommended that you complete CAP Tests 117 (Parts 1-3) and the FEMA IS-100 examination.
Detailed Instructions

All tests are untimed and open book.  It is suggested that you download the appropriate resources and keep them open as you take the tests.

CAP Test 116 (General ES) materials can be found at the Emergency Services Education & Training page on our National Website.

CAP Test 117, Parts 1-3 are ES Continuing Education and 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.

  • Part 1 is required for all ground crew including ground team members, ground team leaders, urban direction finding team members, and critical incident stress team qualified.
  • Part 2 is required for all aircrew including mission pilots, transport mission pilots, mission scanners, mission observers, flight line marshallers, and flight line supervisors.
  • Part 3 is required for all mission base staff including mission radio operators, mission staff assistants, branch directors, section chiefs, and incident commanders.

FEMA IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System

The FEMA IS-100 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:

  1. Login to eServices.
  2. Select Operations from the left hand menu and then choose the Operations Qualifications application.
  3. Select Qualification Entry from the Communications section on the left.
  4. Enter your CAPID or name to bring up your record.
  5. Select OPS-Emergency_Services from in the functional area drop down and IS100 – IS-100 from the Acheivement drop down.
  6. Fill in the completion date and certificate number, check the box at the top of the data entry form and submit using the button at the bottom of the page.
Printing Your 101 Card

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:

  1. Login to eServices.
  2. Select Operations from the left hand menu and then choose the OperationsQualifications application.
  3. Select 101 Card from the Emergency Services section on the left.
  4. Fill out your personal info and then click to obtain the card.
  5. If you don’t have a photo in the system, there should be a link to upload one on that page.
  6. Print it (black and white is fine), cut it out, and carry it with your CAP ID card.

Once you have your 101 Card, you can begin your hands on training. Details are available in eServices by selecting Operations from the left hand menu and then choosing the Where do I start? application.


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