Kansas Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association



The Certification Program provides a means for the athletic administrator to develop professionally. The NIAAA Certification Program is a voluntary professional service to athletic administrators with various levels of experience and preparation. The athletic administrator who attains professional certification will have demonstrated the completion of a comprehensive plan for self-improvement. Individuals will enhance their ability to serve the students, school, community and professional organization.

There are 4 levels of certification:

  •  Registered Athletic Administrator (RAA)
  • Registered Middle School Athletic Administrator (RMSAA)
  • Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA)
  • Certified Master Athletic Administrator (CMAA)

Certification Program Objectives:

  • 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 identify levels of educational training essential for effective athletic 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.

Benefits of Becoming Certified:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to excellence in the profession
  • Provide growth of professional knowledge and expertise
  • Develop a sense of personal and professional satisfaction
  • Enhance the perception of the profession.
  • Increases the potential for employment opportunities or incentives
  • Participate in a nationally registered certification program

To view the NIAAA’s requirements for certification, please click here.

To view the NIAAA’s process for becoming certified, please click here.