Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA)
Note: Please read all information before completing application.
PURPOSE: Recognizing the expanding role of the athletic administrator in secondary education and the increasing importance of professional development, the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) has established a voluntary national certification program. This program identifies a certifiable level of experience and expertise in the administration of interscholastic athletics. Individuals who attain these levels and who complete the certification process may then claim the designation, Certified Athletic Administrator, or CAA.
OBJECTIVES: Within the field of secondary school athletic administration this certification program intends: To promote professional standards, practices and ethics; To encourage self-assessment by offering guidelines for achievement; To improve performance by encouraging participation in a continuing program of professional growth and development; To acknowledge a level of educational training essential for effective school administration; To foster professional contributions to the field; To maximize the benefits received by the school community from the leadership provided by certified athletic administrators.
BASIC ELIGIBILITY: Athletic administrators who satisfy the following prerequisites may apply:
1. Bachelor’s Degree, or higher, from an accredited institution.
2. State teaching or administrative certification, or eligibility to qualify.
3. Two or more years of successful experience as an interscholastic athletic administrator.
4. 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.
5 Completion of Leadership Training Program Courses LTC 501, Interscholastic Athletics: Philosophy, Organization and Programs; LTC 502, Athletic Administration: Principles, Strategies and Methods; LTC 504, Athletic Administration: Legal Issues I (Risk Management) will be required to sit for the examination.
6. Pledge in writing to adhere to the NIAAA Code of Ethics. Note: Athletic administrators who due to some extenuating individual circumstances do not satisfy all of the prerequisites may request an exemption from the Certification Committee. Such an appeal in writing must accompany the CAA application form. Each appeal will be reviewed on its own merit, but it should also be understood that an appeal does not guarantee a waiver of the prerequisites.
EARNING THE CAA DESIGNATION: Print and complete the application below and return it along with a non-refundable $10.00 processing fee to the NIAAA Certification Committee. Make your check payable to the NIAAA. Following verification by the committee of data included on the application you will receive additional information about the Certified Athletic Administrator program including a “Personal Data Form” and a copy of the “Study Guide.”
http://www2.niaaa.org/PDF/caa_application.pdf Return completed application form to:
NIAAA Certification Committee
PO Box 690
Indianapolis, IN 46206