Civil Air Patrol has established a safety education partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration that will provide CAP members with automatic education credits for completing safety education within the FAA’s WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program.

The WINGS program objective is to address primary accident-causing issues that plague the general aviation community. The FAA hopes the program will help reduce the number of accidents it sees each year resulting from the same causes. CAP members will benefit from this relationship by receiving credit toward CAP safety education requirements upon completion of FAA-approved courses.

The WINGS program – available to all aviation enthusiasts at – helps aviators and aviation enthusiasts construct an educational curriculum suitable for their individual flight requirements. It emphasizes flight proficiency by using the FAA’s Practical Test Standards.

CAP requires all members to complete safety education at set intervals, which has helped improve the organization’s overall safety results in air and ground operations. Providing increased awareness through education complements CAP’s safety management system.

SC Wing members both pilots and non-pilots are encouraged to take advantage of this resource. To receive CAP Safety Education credit create a personal account with FAA Wings program at, then click on “My Preferences and Profile” in the login/logout drop box. Select the “Other” tab and enter your CAP ID number in the blank provided. Submit as directed. After that you will receive automatic credit in E-services for each safety course you complete online in the FAA Wings program.