A , or CI for short, is an adult, non-uniformed member of staff. CIs are volunteers and cannot claim pay but may claim reimbursement for travel expenses.
CIs are appointed by a squadron's commander. There are no minimum educational requirements; all adults over the age of 20 are eligible to apply to join their local squadron as a CI. CIs, like all other adult staff, are required to obtain an enhanced disclosure from the to ensure that they have no criminal convictions which would prevent them from working with children and young people.
Initial training for civilian instructors is provided at