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Certification: Certified Athletic Administrator
Certification: CAA
Certified Athletic Administrator

Open to all athletic administrators with two years of athletic administrator experience in a public or private school setting that serves grades 6-12 and additional qualifying criteria. Through the NIAAA accredited program the candidate must complete a series of five courses that provide in depth study of skills with a specific focus in athletic administration. Upon completion of the courses the candidate is required to pass an exam which culminates in the bestowment of a credential that signifies the holder has met specific standards for the job. They will be granted all rights and privileges of a national board certified, Certified Athletic Administrator.

To view a CAA study workshop presented in the spring of 2020, please click here.


Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited institution

  • 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

  • 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

  • Approval of Personal Data Form (PDF)

  • Successfully complete CAA examination

 

Take the Test Online

The CAA examination is available for you to take online with a digital proctor. We host the exams through ProctorU and charge an additional $42.50 for this option. Please make sure to indicate that you would like to use ProctorU to take your exam when filling out the personal data form.

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Study Guide

Are you preparing to sit for the CAA exam? Or are you curious about the type of content the exam covers? Download this free study guide to prepare yourself to pass the CAA exam!

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Credit Worksheet

Qualifying to sit for the CAA exam requires that you have attained 65 credits through a variety of channels. Download this worksheet before applying for the exam to make sure you have enough credits to qualify.

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Take a Course

Want to get started on your certification? Each course you need is available in our online catalog, ready for you to begin your journey today.

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View All CAAs

Curious who else in your state is certified with the Certified Athletic Administrators certification? Click this link for a full list.

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Exam Schedule

Did you know the CAA exam is offered all over the country, all throughout the year? Check this calendar to find a location close to you. If you don't see a convenient spot, let us know! We offer a proctored online exam that you can take from your home or office.

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CAA Pricing Breakdown
Being a member of the NIAAA provides great financial benefit when it comes to certification. Make sure to update your membership to take advantage of these benefits!

Total investment if the courses are completed online or in a webinar:

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
Application
$150
$235
Total:
$775
$1285

Total investment if courses are completed at the National Athletic Directors Conference:

Requirement
Member Price
Non-Member Price
LTC 501
$85
$170
LTC 502
$85
$170
LTC 503
$85
$170
LTC 504
$85
$170
LTC 506
$85
$170
Application
$150
$235
Total:
$575
$1085