Certification Requirements for each Level

Certification Requirements

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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