Open to experienced athletic administrators that hold a Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA) designation and employed or retired from a public or private school setting that serves grades 6-12. Through the NIAAA accredited program, the candidate must complete a series of twelve courses and complete a written or oral project. The project is evaluated and assessed by the Certification Committee of the NIAAA. Upon approval and acceptance the candidate will be afforded a certificate of completion and will be granted all rights and privileges of a national board certified, Certified Master Athletic Administrator.
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
The NIAAA preserves, enhances and promotes education-based athletics through the professional development of interscholastic athletic administrators. As a recognized accredited educational institution committed to leadership programs, resources, and service opportunities, the Association supports the athletic administrator’s effort in providing quality athletic participation opportunities for students.