Certification Requirements for each Level

Certification Requirements

Each level of certification requires the applicant:

  • Has attained a Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Received approval of the Personal Data Form for each level of certification (not including Provisional CAA)
  • Obtain a verifying signature of a sponsor (athletic administrator, principal, superintendent, state athletic/activities association staff)
  • Read the NIAAA Code of Ethical and Professional Standards

Registered Athletic Administrator (RAA)

  • Completion of LTC 501,  LTC 502 & LTC 503
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Registered Middle School Athletic Administrator (RMSAA)

  • Completion of LTC 501, LTC 502, LTC 503, 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
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Provisional Certified Athletic Administrator Certificate

  • Less than two (2) years of experience as an athletic administrator
  • Must have completed LTC 501, LTC 502, LTC 503, LTC 504 & LTC 506

Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA)

  • 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 503 LTC 504 & LTC 506
  • Successful completion of the CAA examination
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Certified Master Athletic Administrator (CMAA)

  • Attained CAA designation
  • Completion of LTC 508 & LTC 510 in addition to a minimum of five (5) LTI Electives, one 600 level, one 700 level, and three additional electives from any level.
  • 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 or oral exercise
  • Optional program implementation
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