Certification Requirements for each Level

Certification Requirements

Beginning on January 1, 2019, Leadership Training Course 503 will be required for RAA, RMSAA, and CAA designations. December 31, 2018, will be last date for passing the CAA Exam without the completion of LTC 503.

Beginning on January 1, 2019, Leadership Training Course 510 will be required for CMAA designation and completion of a minimum of five (5) LTI Electives, one 600 level, one 700 level, and three additional electives from any level.

Registered Athletic Administrator (RAA)

Registered Middle School Athletic Administrator (RMSAA)

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Approval of Personal Data Form (PDF) Click here to view sample RMSAA Personal Data Form. Please visit the Online Store in the member portal to download the application for certification.
  • Completion of LTC 501, LTC 502, LTC 504, LTC 700 & LTC 701
  • Employed by (or retired from) a school, school district or state high school athletic/activities association in such capacity that the administration of interscholastic athletics is (was) among job responsibilities
  • Obtain the verifying signature of a sponsor (athletic administrator, principal, superintendent, state athletic/activities association staff)
  • Read the NIAAA Code of Ethical and Professional Standards

Provisional Certified Athletic Administrator Certificate

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or higher, from an accredited institution
  • Less than two (2) years of experience as an athletic administrator
  • Must have completed LTC 501, LTC 502, LTC 504 and LTC 506
  • Approval of a Provisional CAA Application – Click here to download Application. Please visit the Online Store in the member portal to download the application for certification.
  • Read the NIAAA Code of Ethical and Professional Standards

Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA)

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or higher, from an accredited institution
  • Approval of Personal Data Form (PDF) – Click here to view sample CAA Personal Data Form. Please visit the Online Store in the member portal to download the application for certification.
  • Two (2) or more years of experience as an athletic administrator
  • Employed by (or retired from) a school, school district or state high school athletic/activities association in such capacity that the administration of interscholastic athletics is (was) among job responsibilities
  • Completion of LTC 501, LTC 502, LTC 504 and LTC 506
  • Successful completion of the CAA examination
  • Read the NIAAA Code of Ethical and Professional Standards

Certified Master Athletic Administrator (CMAA)

  • Attained CAA designation
  • Approval of Personal Data Form (PDF) – Click here to view sample CMAA Personal Data Form. Please visit the Online Store in the member portal to download the application for certification.
  • Submission of supporting documentation
  • Completion of LTC 501, LTC 502, LTC 504, LTC 506 and LTC 508
  • Completion of minimum of six (6) LTC electives, three (3) each from 600 level and 700 level Courses
  • Employed so that administration of interscholastic athletics is/was one’s primary responsibility
  • All requirements and points earned since CAA designation
  • Complete a practical written exercise
  • Optional program implementation
  • Read the NIAAA Code of Ethical and Professional Standards

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