New Hampshire Athletic Directors Association

Professional Development

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 Mike Jackson at Hanover High School 603-643-0655.

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

 

LEADERSHIP TRAINING CLASSES

Check back here for more information about NHADA LTC offerings.

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 23-26, 2019

Registration for the 2019 Summer Institute will be done through FamilyID.  As always, please call Ocean Edge directly to make your reservations.  Tell them you are with the NIAAA.  Check out the Section 1 website at www.section1niaaa.org

Fellow Directors,

Just a friendly reminder to come join us for the NIAAA Section 1's Summer Institute this June in Cape Cod Mass..  The Institute is a perfect mix of business and leisure.  We’re celebrating our 16th year in 2019.  The Institute is a great way to put your personal growth plan into action, as well as a great way to meet other AD's from New England, New York and New Jersey, while taking take LTI courses, and also have time for the family.  Where else will you have the opportunity to turn a business workshop into a vacation opportunity?

Courses will begin Sunday, June 23th, and run through Wednesday, June 26th.  We have scheduled 15 LTI courses and a CAA exam review; all courses are taught by members of the NIAAA's national faculty.   The CAA exam will be given on Wednesday morning June 26th.

Course description http://www.section1niaaa.org/oeltcreg18.pdf

Course Registration http://www.familyid.com/niaaa-summer-institute

Hotel registration Ocean Edge Resort (Hotel) Registration Information  
(Call the Ocean Edge @: 1.800.343.6074)

We’ve once again secured the Ocean Edge Resort in Brewster, MA for the Institute.  The Ocean Edge is a 5 star world class resort and one of the most popular places to stay on the Cape.  The accommodations are one-bedroom condo’s with a full kitchen, washer/dryer in the unit and access to the 5 pools, tennis courts, and Ocean Edge's private beach on the Cape.  The cost for these accommodations is normally $450/night, but for the Institute it’s only $195/night plus tax and resort fee.  A benefit to the attendees is the opportunity to arrive 3 nights early and/or stay 2 nights after the Institute for the same rate.

Cape Cod is a great place to relax with your family as there are many activities ranging from miniature golf, Whale watching, riding bikes on the Cape Cod Rail Trail (right next to Ocean Edge), going to the nearby beaches, take a tour of the Cape Cod Potato Chip factory, or go to a Cape Cod Wooden bat League baseball game, the oldest collegiate summer baseball league in America, not to mention great restaurants and shops. 

All of the information and registration forms are now on-line at  http://www.section1niaaa.org/ (be sure to refresh the page to bring up the 2018 info)

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Pete at Pshambo@Penfield.edu  or syoung@nredlearn.org

We look forward to seeing you on the Cape!

All the best,

Peter Shambo CMAA

 

NIAAA Online Courses & Webinars
In an effort to meet the needs of individual who desire to enhance their knowledge of interscholastic athletic administration and cannot attend the national conference or state conference, the NIAAA offers selected courses utilizing the internet through webinars.  This offers the opportunity to take Leadership Training courses from the comforts of the office or home and receive the same quality instruction, ability to ask questions and interact with peers as is provided in the classroom setting.

 

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 504: Legal Issues I (Liability for Sports Injuries & Risk Management)
LTC 506: Legal Issues II (Title IX & Sexual Harassment)

The NIAAA also offers 501, 502, 504, 506 and 508 through the University of Maine.

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.

Webinar Classes

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.

Click here to register!

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 copy.

2018 Schedule

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

Registration closes on October 8, 2018

Fall 2018

501 –Tuesday’s - October 30 and November 6 - Fred Smith

502 – Thursday’s – October 18 and October 25 – Don Bales                                                    

504 – Tuesday’s – October 16 and October 23 – Arthur Ballard                                               

506 – Thursday’s – November 1 and November 8 – Peg Pennepacker                                               

511 – Wednesday’s – October 17 and October 24 – John Evers                                               

631 – Monday’s October 29 and November 5 – Jay Hammes – Mike Gulino

705 – Monday’s October 15 and October 22 – Mike Ellson-Lauren Otero 

703 – Wednesday’s – October 31 and November 7 – Carol Dozibrin- Sandra Mader

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.