Getting started in ES
There are many specialty qualifications within Emergency Services and navigating your way through them can be confusing. In all cases, CAP members must start with obtaining their 101 Card. After that, obtaining your Ground Team Member 3 (GTM-3)/Urban Direction Finding (UDF) rating is the most common route. In the links below we will discuss how CAP members can begin their certification process.
Documents to have on you at EVERY ES Activity (Exercise or Mission)
Specialty Qualification Training Records (SQTR)
Once you have your GES you can start training as an Urban Direction Finding Team member (UDF) and a Ground Team Member (GTM). Each of these achievement levels requires training in specific tasks (called SQTRs) and experience from field exercises. As you progress you can obtain additional achievement levels. An understanding of what each SQTR can be found in the links below: