For a cadet to be eligible to receive "The Sabre", they must:
- hold a minimum rank of FCpl
- have been member of 533 St. Albert RCACS for at least 3 years
- have at least 70% attendance in the past twelve months
- be on parade (or duly excused), in order to properly accept their "Sabre"
For a staff member or volunteer to be eligible to receive "The Sabre", they must have been a regular member of the squadron staff for a minimum of two years.
In addition, only by order of the Commanding Officer, "The Sabre" may be awarded to dignitaries, honoured guests or worthy patrons of 533 St. Albert RCACS.