There are a number of regulations that cover air operations. Pilots will need to be familiar with these before you are ready to take your Form 5 and Form 91 check rides. Scanners, Observers and other Air Crew need to be familiar with these as well.
Most aircrew positions, including pilots, requires getting qualified as a scanner first. Doing that allows you to see first hand how air operations work and gets you used to the CAP flight process.