Q: Do I have to be a Maine resident to take the NIAAA Leadership Training courses through the MCSC?
A: No. Non-Maine residents are able to take NIAAA Leadership Training courses offered by the MCSC. Courses completed will fulfill the NIAAA requirement for the Certification Program.

Q: Do I have to be an athletic administrator or NIAAA member to take a NIAAA Leadership Training course?
A: No. Anyone interested in athletic administration is welcome to register for a NIAAA Leadership Training course through the MCSC.

Q: Is there a deadline for course completion?
A: Athletic administrators who register for an online NIAAA Leadership Training course have 6 months from the date of enrollment to complete the course.

Q: Am I required to access the course at specific times?
A: No. Students may log in and out of the course at his/her own convenience and progress through the course at his/her own pace. The only deadline established by the MCSC is regarding course completion (6 months from date of enrollment).

Q: How do I know if I completed the course successfully?
A: To successfully complete the course you must receive a minimum test score of 60% and an overall course average of 75%. The Quizzes will account for 40% of your overall course average, while the Final Exam will account for 60%. Upon meeting this requirement you will receive a certificate of completion from the NIAAA and an email confirmation from the MCSC. In addition, you will have the option of applying for 1/2 CEU from the University of Maine. Following completion, the MCSC will mail you a CEU application.

Q: When will I receive my confirmation of completion?
A: The MCSC staff will check for course completion on a weekly basis. You will receive an email confirmation of completion once it has been determined that you have met all the course requirements. At the time, the MCSC will notify the NIAAA of your successful completion and you will receive an email confirmation as well. Following your electronic notifications, you will receive a certificate and CEU application from the MCSC through the mail and a document of completion from the NIAAA.