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Certification Types

Types
Requirements

Standard certification requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Approval of Personal Data Form (PDF)
  • College/university coursework 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, state athletic administrator association executive director (or state liaison in states without an executive director), or international head of school)
  • Submit an NIAAA transcript
  • Read and abide by the NIAAA Code of Ethical and Professional Standards
U.S. Certification

Registered Athletic Administrator (RAA)

Open to those seeking employment or knowledge in the field of athletic administration, this certification is excellent for recent graduates or those wanting to enhance their skills and resume.

Once all required courses are completed and your certification application is approved, you will receive your certificate of completion and will be granted all rights and privileges of a national board certified Registered Athletic Administrator.

Certification requirements

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RAA

Savings breakdown

NIAAA members save substantially on courses. Join today and take advantage of these benefits! 

IF COMPLETED ONLINE / WEBINAR
Course / Requirement Member Price Non-Member Price
LTC 501 $125 $210
LTC 502 $125 $210
LTC 503 $125 $210
Certification Application $75 $160
TOTAL $450 (save $340) $790
IF COMPLETED AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Course / Requirement Member Price Non-Member Price
LTC 501 $95 $180
LTC 502 $95 $180
LTC 503 $95 $180
Certification Application $75 $160
TOTAL $360 (save $340) $700
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U.S. Certification

Registered Middle School Athletic Administrator (RMSAA)

Open to those seeking employment, knowledge and skills in the field of middle school athletic administration.

Once all required courses are completed and your certification application is approved, you will receive your certificate of completion and will be granted all rights and privileges of a national board certified Registered Middle School Athletic Administrator.

Certification requirements

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RMSAA

Savings breakdown

NIAAA members save substantially on courses. Join today and take advantage of these benefits! 

IF COMPLETED ONLINE / WEBINAR
Course / Requirement Member Price Non-Member Price
LTC 501 $125 $210
LTC 502 $125 $210
LTC 503 $125 $210
LTC 504 $125 $210
LTC 700 $125 $210
LTC 701 $125 $210
Certification Application $100 $185
TOTAL $850 (save $595) $1,445
IF COMPLETED AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Course / Requirement Member Price Non-Member Price
LTC 501 $95 $180
LTC 502 $95 $180
LTC 503 $95 $180
LTC 504 $95 $180
LTC 700 $95 $180
LTC 701 $95 $180
Certification Application $100 $185
TOTAL $670 (save $595) $1,265
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U.S. Certification

Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA)

Open to athletic administrators with two or more years of experience in a public or private school setting that serves grades 6–12.

Once all required courses are completed, your certification application is approved and you pass the CAA exam, you will receive your certificate of completion and will be granted all rights and privileges of a national board certified Certified Athletic Administrator.

Certification requirements*

  • Standard certification requirements
  • Complete LTC 501, LTC 502, LTC 503, LTC 504, LTC 506 courses
  • Two or more years of experience as an athletic administrator
  • Employed by or retired from a school, school district, state athletic administration association, or state athletic/activities association in such capacity that the administration of interscholastic activities is/was among your job responsibilities
  • Successfully complete CAA exam

*Please note: CAA documentation must be submitted at least 10 business days prior to the date of the exam you wish to sit for.

Take the CAA exam online

The CAA exam is available to take online with a digital proctor through ProctorU for an additional $42.50 per attempt. When you submit your Personal Data Form (PDF), make sure to indicate that you would like to take the exam via ProctorU.

Purchase CAA Certification Application
CAA

Savings breakdown

NIAAA members save substantially on courses. Join today and take advantage of these benefits! 

IF COMPLETED ONLINE / WEBINAR
Course / Requirement Member Price Non-Member Price
LTC 501 $125 $210
LTC 502 $125 $210
LTC 503 $125 $210
LTC 504 $125 $210
LTC 506 $125 $210
Certification Application $175 $260
TOTAL $800 (save $510) $1,310
IF COMPLETED AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Course / Requirement Member Price Non-Member Price
LTC 501 $95 $180
LTC 502 $95 $180
LTC 503 $95 $180
LTC 504 $95 $180
LTC 506 $95 $180
Certification Application $175 $260
TOTAL $670 (save $510) $1,160
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U.S. Certification

Certified Master Athletic Administrator (CMAA)

Open to experienced athletic administrators that hold a Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA) designation and are employed or retired from a public or private school setting that serves grades 6–12. 

Once all required courses are completed, your certification application is approved, and either your written or oral project is evaluated by our Certification Committee or your Quality Program Assessment is approved by the Board, you will receive your certificate of completion and will be granted all rights and privileges of a national board certified Certified Master Athletic Administrator.

Certification requirements

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CMAA

Savings breakdown

NIAAA members save substantially on courses. Join today and take advantage of these benefits! 

IF COMPLETED ONLINE / WEBINAR
Course / Requirement Member Price Non-Member Price
Previously Attained CAA $800 $1,310
LTC 508 $125 $210
LTC 510 $125 $210
5 LTC Electives $625 $1,050
Certification Application $200 $285
TOTAL $1,875 (save $1,190) $3,065
IF COMPLETED AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Course / Requirement Member Price Non-Member Price
Previously Attained CAA $600 $1,110
LTC 508 $95 $180
LTC 510 $95 $180
5 LTC Electives $475 $900
Certification Application $200 $285
TOTAL $1,465 (save $1,190) $2,655
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International Certification

Registered International Athletic Administrator (RIAA)

Open to those seeking employment or knowledge in the field of international athletic administration, this certification is excellent for recent graduates or those wanting to enhance their skills and resume.

Once all required courses are completed and your certification application is approved, you will receive your certificate of completion and will be granted all rights and privileges of a national board certified Registered International Athletic Administrator.

Certification requirements

Purchase RIAA Certification Application
RIAA

Savings breakdown

NIAAA members save substantially on courses. Join today and take advantage of these benefits! 

IF COMPLETED ONLINE / WEBINAR
Course / Requirement Member Price Non-Member Price
LTC 901 $125 $210
LTC 902 $125 $210
Certification Application $75 $160
TOTAL $325 (save $255) $580
IF COMPLETED AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Course / Requirement Member Price Non-Member Price
LTC 901 $95 $180
LTC 902 $95 $180
Certification Application $75 $160
TOTAL $265 (save $255) $520
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international certification

Certified International Athletic Administrator (CIAA)

Open to athletic administrators with two or more years of experience who are seeking employment or knowledge in the field of international athletic administration.

Once all required courses are completed, your certification application is approved and you pass the CIAA exam, you will receive your certificate of completion and will be granted all rights and privileges of a national board certified Certified International Athletic Administrator.

Certification requirements*

  • Standard certification requirements
  • Complete LTC 901, LTC 902, LTC 903, LTC 904 and LTC 504 courses
  • Two or more years of experience as an athletic administrator
  • Employed by or retired from a school, school district, state athletic administration association, or state athletic/activities association in such capacity that the administration of interscholastic activities is/was among your job responsibilities
  • Successfully complete CIAA exam

*Please note: CIAA documentation must be submitted at least 10 business days prior to the date of the exam you wish to sit for.

Take the CIAA exam online

The CIAA exam is available to take online with a digital proctor through ProctorU for an additional $42.50 per attempt. When you submit your Personal Data Form (PDF), make sure to indicate that you would like to take the exam via ProctorU.

Purchase CIAA Certification Application
CIAA

Savings breakdown

NIAAA members save substantially on courses. Join today and take advantage of these benefits! 

IF COMPLETED ONLINE / WEBINAR
Course / Requirement Member Price Non-Member Price
LTC 901 $125 $210
LTC 902 $125 $210
LTC 903 $125 $210
LTC 904 $125 $210
LTC 504 $125 $210
Certification Application $175 $260
TOTAL $800 (save $510) $1,310
IF COMPLETED AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Course / Requirement Member Price Non-Member Price
LTC 901 $95 $180
LTC 902 $95 $180
LTC 903 $95 $180
LTC 904 $95 $180
LTC 504 $95 $180
Certification Application $175 $260
TOTAL $650 (save $510) $1,160
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