In order to keep your mission specialty current in OpsQuals, you must complete the ICUT course in the Learning Management System (LMS) and complete the skills evaluation.


The list of specialties requiring this training is:

AOBD - Air Operations Branch Director

CUL - Communications Unit Leader

FLM - Flight Line Marshaller

GBD - Ground Branch Director

GTM3 - Ground Team Member Level 3

LO - Liaison Officer

MC - Mission Chaplain
MO - Mission Observer

MP - SAR/DR Mission Pilot

MRO - Mission Radio Operator

MSA - Mission Staff Assistant

MSO - Mission Safety Officer

PIO - Public Information Officer

UDF - Urban Direction Finding Team

The Introductory Communications User Training (ICUT) course is located on the CAP Learning Management System (LMS) in eservices.  To get to the course, you have to log into services.  Click on the following link to get to eservices and the ICUT course: ICUT via LMS.   If the link does not work, go to CAP eServices and click on Learning Management System.  Below is additional information on the ICUT course.

Welcome to Civil Air Patrol Introductory Communications User Training (ICUT). This is the initial training for all CAP personnel using CAP radios. This course replaces both the Basic Communications User training (BCUT) and the Advanced Communication Users training (ACUT).

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.

Completion of the ICUT modules on operation of VHF-FM radios and standard radio operating procedures is optional for those previously qualified for a CAPF 76, Radio Station Authorization.

The course is made up of 3 sections: OP1, T1, and OP2.