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Congratulations to those obtaining national certification level of CAA or CMAA!

The NIAAA Certification Program is a voluntary professional service to athletic administrators with various levels of experience and preparation.  The attainment of professional certification demonstrates the completion of a comprehensive plan for self-improvement that will enhance the ability of the athletic administrator to better serve his or her school, community and profession.  There are four levels:  RAA, RMSAA, CAA, CMAA.

For more information you may visit the NIAAA website or contact Jeff Dietze, jeffdietze1@verizon.net or 703-915-8528

  • All Certification Applications are in the Online Store.
  • Also, the PDF's have been changed. For the security of our members, the credit card information has been removed. When a PDF with a credit card payment has been received an invoice will be created and the applicant will receive an email for them to pay the invoice. We will not be taking any credit card numbers over the phone or by email.

Click here for a  complete listing of certifications in the VIAAA

RAA Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Approval of Personal Data Form (PDF)
  • Completion of NIAAA Leadership Training Courses 501, 502 and 503. College and University course work will not be accepted unless the curriculum incorporates the entire content of the required Leadership Training Course
  • Obtain the verifying signature of a sponsor (athletic administrator, principal, superintendent, graduate school professor or state athletic administrators association executive director)
  • Read and abide by the NIAAA Code of Ethical and Professional Standards
  • Candidate must provide copy of course completion certificates with PDF, or submit an NIAAA transcript available through the membership portal  

RMSAA Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or higher, from an accredited institution
  • Approval of Personal Data Form (PDF)
  • Completion of NIAAA Leadership Training Institute Courses LTC 501 and LTC 502, LTC 503, LTC 504, LTC 700, LTC 701. College and University course work will not be accepted unless the curriculum incorporates the entire content of the required Leadership Training Course
  • Candidate must provide a copy of all course completion certificates with PDF, or submit an NIAAA transcript available through the membership portal
  • Obtain the verifying signature of a sponsor (athletic administrator, principal, superintendent, state athletic administrator association executive director (or state liaison in states without an executive director)
  • Read and abide by the NIAAA Code of Ethical and Professional Standards

CAA Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Approval of Personal Data Form (PDF)
  • Two (2) or more years of experience as an athletic administrator
  • Employed or retired from a school, school district or state athletic administration association, or state athletic/activities association in such capacity that the administration of interscholastic athletics is (was) among one’s job responsibilities
  • Completion of NIAAA Leadership Training Courses 501, 502, 503, 504 and 506. College and University course work will not be accepted unless the curriculum incorporates the entire content of the required Leadership Training Course
  • Obtain the verifying signature of a principal, superintendent or state athletic administrators association executive director
  • Successfully complete CAA examination
  • Read and abide by the NIAAA Code of Ethical and Professional Standards
  • Candidate must provide copy of a course completion certificates before taking the CAA exam, or submit an NIAAA transcript available through the membership portal

CMAA Requirements 

·    Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited institution
·    Have attained CAA designation
·    Approval of Personal Data Form (PDF)
·    Employed or retired from a school, school district, state athletic administrator association or state athletic/activities association in such capacity that the administration of interscholastic athletics is (was) among one’s job responsibilities
·    All requirements and PDF credits earned since CAA designation, except for leadership training courses
·    Submission of supporting documentation
·    Completion of NIAAA Leadership Training Courses 501, 502, 503, 504, 506, 508 and 510. College and University course work will not be accepted unless the curriculum incorporates the entire content of the required Leadership Training Course
·    Completion of minimum of five (5) LTI electives (one course each from 600 and 700 categories and three courses from any level (500, 600, 700, 900).
·    Completion of a graduate level written project or oral presentation
·    Obtain the verifying signature of a principal, superintendent, state athletic administrators association staff
·    Read and abide by the NIAAA Code of Ethical and Professional Standards
·    Candidate must provide copy of course completion certificates with PDF or submit an NIAAA transcript available through the membership portal

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