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Want To Join? - Here Is A Guide

Want to join?  The first steps are:

Contact us - if you are in Seattle, complete this contact form and send it.  If you are outside of the Seattle area go to this page on the national web site and enter your zip code for a list of the closest Flotillas  You'll be contacted and an interview set up with a senior member who will discuss the Auxiliary with you, answer any questions, and get you going on the application process.

Your recruiter will ask you to compete the application which is a fill able Adobe form.  DO NOT SIGN IT, you'll do so in the presence of the Fingerprint Technician who will take your fingerprints and photo for your ID card. There is a second short application for the Auxiliary National Association which is on the same page (towards the bottom) as the primary application.

Download the New Applicant Reference Guide and use it to take the New Member Exam.  Both are on the National Web Site at this location.  Print out the exam and take it using the Reference Guide - its open book and is more of a lesson in the Auxiliary than an actual "exam".  Give your completed exam to your recruiter - she or he will grade it and discuss the lessons learned with you.

Boating Safety Course completion - the Auxiliary wants all of its members to have a very basic knowledge of boating -- after all we are a maritime organization.  If you have taken a boating class or have a WA State Boaters Ed card photo copy the course completion certificate or the card and add the photocopy to your application packet.  Don't worry, if you haven't taken a class we get you into one of our 8 hour About Boating Safely courses at no charge. 

You can also take ICS 100 and ICS 700 (Incident Command System Courses) from FEMA - the direct links are on the New Member Check List Page.

Got your member number?  You should have received a letter from DIRAUX or an Email from one of the staff officers when your member number is officially assigned.   Go to the next page (or click here) for a check list of what you should do in the next year - check off the items you have already done and attack those you haven't.  Welcome aboard!