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CERTIFICATION

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, visit the NIAAA website or contact Andy Lathrop at Oyster River High School - alathrop@orcsd.org     603-868-2375 ext. 6007

REQUIREMENTS:

Certification requirements are changing

On January 1, 2019, candidates for RAA, RMSAA, and CAA designations will require Leadership Training Course 503 to the requisite requirements of established criteria. In addition, Leadership Training Course 510 will be required for CMAA designations. To be eligible for certification under the current criteria, all requirements for any designation must be completed prior to January 1, 2019.

The NIAAA has created a product bundle for any member that wishes to attain the CAA designation prior to January 1, 2019 and has not yet completed any of the required Leadership Training Courses. This bundle includes the online offering of LTCs 501, 502, 504, and 506 along with a suggested timeline for completion, study materials, and the Personal Data Form. The NIAAA is offering this bundle for a discounted rate of $550 (originally $650) to current members that qualify*.

 

*Qualifying members will have met all of the requirements outlined in the Personal Data Form (click here to view a sample PDF) including, but not limited to: a minimum of two years as an active athletic administrator, a bachelor's degree, 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. Each student is expected to schedule and successfully complete his/her exam prior to January 1, 2019. If the requirements are not met by December 31, 2018, the student must adhere to the new requirements and complete LTC 503 prior to sitting for the exam.

REGISTERED ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATOR (RAA)

  • Attainment of a Bachelor's Degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Approval of a Personal Data Form (with specific sections and point totals)
  • Completion of LTC 501, 502, 503
  • Obtain verifying signature of sponsor (athletic administrator, principal, superintendent, graduate school professor or state athletic administrators association executive director)
  • Read the NIAAA Code of Ethics

REGISTERED MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATOR (RMSAA)

  • Attainment of a Bachelor's Degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Approval of a Personal Data Form (with specific sections and point totals)
  • Completion of LTC 501, 502, 503, 504, 700, 701
  • Obtain verifying signature of sponsor (athletic administrator, principal, superintendent, graduate school professor or state athletic administrators association executive director)
  • Read the NIAAA Code of Ethics

CERTIFIED ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATOR (CAA)

  • Attainment of a Bachelor's Degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Approval of a Personal Data Form (with specific sections and point totals)
  • Two or more years as an athletic administrator
  • Employed (or retired from) a school, school district, state athletic administration or athletic/activities association in such capacity that the administration of interscholastic athletic is (was) among one's job responsibilities
  • Completion of LTC 501, 502, 503, 504, 506
  • Successfully complete the CAA exam
  • Read the NIAAA Code of Ethics

CERTIFIED MASTER ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATOR (CMAA)

  • Attainment of a Bachelor's Degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Approval of a Personal Data Form (with specific sections and point totals)
  • Employed (or retired from) a school, school district, state athletic administration or athletic/activities association in such capacity that the administration of interscholastic athletic is (was) among one's job responsibilities
  • All requirements and PDF points earned since CAA designation, except for leadership training courses required for CAA - RAA
  • Submission of supporting documentation
  • Completion of LTC 501, 502, 504, 506, 508, 510
  • Completion of minimum of six LTP electives (three from operations (600 series) and three from leadership (700 series)
  • Completion of a practical written exercise
  • Obtain the verifying signature of a principal, superintendent, state athletic administrators association staff
  • Read the NIAAA Code of Ethics

Click here for NIAAA Leadership Training Institute information and the list of LTC courses available

 

Summer Institute Opportunities through Section 1 at the Ocean Edge Resort Brewster, MA from June 28-July 1, 2020

The dates will be Sunday June 28ththru Wednesday July 1st.  Those wishing to extend their stays should plan on asking for June 24th -27th for their extension.

 

NIAAA Online Courses & Webinars

Online Courses

Now available in the Classroom is an interactive online course option you can take on your own time, at your own pace, and wherever you would like. This four-hour course includes a digital manual, an interactive teaching style, instructional videos and more to help make the learning process easy and convenient for you. Check back regularly as we release more courses in this new format. Each online course is $125 for our members and $210 for non-members.

Available Courses

LTC 501: Guiding Foundations & Philosophies
LTC 502: Strategies for Organizational Management
LTC 503: Enhancing Organization Management
 LTC 504: Legal Issues I (Liability for Sports Injuries & Risk Management)
LTC 506: Legal Issues II (Title IX & Sexual Harassment)
LTC 508 Athletic Administration: Legal Issues III (Hazing, Constitutional Law, Disabilities Law, & Employment & Labor Law)
LTC 510 Athletic Administration: Legal Issues IV (Social Media, Transgender Participation, Event Management & Security, Pregnant & Parenting Student-Athletes, & Intellectual Property)

To access the online courses, please login to the member portal or create a member profile, select “Classroom” and then select “Enter the Classroom.” The courses are available for purchase in the Professional Development Academy area of the Classroom.

For additional information contact our office at 317-587-1450 or niaaa9100@niaaa.org.

Webinars

In an effort to meet the needs of individuals who desire to enhance their knowledge of interscholastic athletic administration and cannot attend the national conference or state conference, the NIAAA seasonally offers selected courses in a webinar format.  Our webinars offer the opportunity to take courses from the comforts of the office or home and receive the same quality instruction, interaction and networking opportunities as is provided in a classroom setting. Each webinar costs $125 for members and $210 for non-members. The course fee includes the digital course manual* and an acknowledgment of course completion.

Each course is taught by trained and experienced faculty. Courses consist of two 120-minute sessions, taught on two consecutive Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings beginning at 7:30 p.m. EST.

*Beginning in the summer of 2017, webinar registrants will receive a digital course manual and will not receive a hard copyClick here to view our Webinar Policies.

2019 Summer Schedule

These dates are subject to change. All courses begin at 7:30 p.m. EST.
*Available as an online course

 
LTC 501* Tuesdays, July 23 & 30
LTC 502* Mondays, July 29 & August 5
LTC 503* Thursdays, July 25 & August 1
LTC 510* Wednesdays, July 24 & 31
LTC 611 Tuesdays, July 9 & 16
LTC 626 Mondays, July 8 & 15
LTC 630 Wednesdays, July 10 & 17
LTC 700 Thursdays, July 11 & 18

2019 Fall Schedule

These dates are subject to change. All courses begin at 7:30 p.m. EST.
*Available as an online course
LTC 501* Tuesdays, October 29 & November 5
LTC 502* Thursdays, October 17 & 24
LTC 504* Tuesdays, October 15 & 22
LTC 506* Thursdays, October 31 & November 7
LTC 511 Wednesdays, October 16 & 23
LTC 631 Mondays, October 28 & November 4
LTC 703 Wednesdays, October 30 & November 6
LTC 705 Mondays, October 14 & 22

Certificates and Missed Classes

Students must participate in both sessions to receive credit. If you must miss one of the two sessions, you will be required to view the recording of the missed session. Upon completing both sessions, you will receive an email with a link to the course evaluation. An acknowledgment of course completion will be made available in the Professional Development section of the member portal once the course is complete.

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