Compliance Exam

The Exam will be available beginning July 1, 2019.

Click HERE to access the Exam System

If you took the Reward Exam last year, you will take the full exam this year, as it is an every other year deal.     

  • The CCCAA Compliance Rules Exam for the 2019-20 academic year has been updated effective July 1, 2019.  This exam reflects legislation approved to become effective July 1, 2019 as well as existing rules and regulations.          

Click HERE for a PDF of these directions.   

CCCAA Compliance Rules Exam Directions

This is a completely new system with some new features.

  • Works in all browsers
  • Allows you to stop the exam and return to it
  • Emails your results to you, your athletic director and the conference commissioner (all exams except for the Demo Exam)
  • Gives you access to view your scores from previous year(s)
  • Provides a certificate for you to view or print if you so desire 

The link to the exam is  It is also on the Compliance Exam page under Membership Services.

Passing the exam each academic year is required and the passing score is 80%.  Those achieving a score of 90% on a full exam will be eligible to take a Reward Exam (20-question exam) the following year provided they hold the same position and are taking the same exam.  Those that take the Reward Exam this year will take the full exam for their position next year.

If you completed an exam last year, your account was imported into the new system.  Your login credentials are the same as last year, meaning that you login with your email address and your password.  You may also login with a username.  We have given every existing user a username.  For the most part, your first and last name are your username.  There are a few instances where your username might include your middle initial or a shortened version of your name (Jenn instead of Jennifer) as there are some duplicate names in the system.  New accounts will create a username during the registration process.

If you have forgotten your password, use the Forgot Your Password link.  The email is instantaneous so check your spam or junk folder if you don’t see it.  Also, add as a safe sender to ensure it gets to your mailbox.  

When you first login for the year, you are prompted to review your profile beginning with your position for the 19-20 Academic Year (AY).  Next, you will review your name, email address, institution and sport or admin/staff.  Please be sure these are correct for the 19-20 AY before proceeding.  The sport selections have changed to offer more choices so choose the one that best fits your situation.  If at any time, any of your information changes, be sure to change it immediately in the Profile area. 

This is an open-book test and is not timed.  The exam system provides a link to the 19-20 Constitution & Bylaws that will open up in a new window or you may use a hard copy.

Each question begins by citing the Constitution Article or Bylaw section where you will find the answer.  The exam generates random questions that are grouped and presented, as the articles and bylaws appear in the CCCAA Constitution and Bylaws.  Please read each question and each answer carefully. Just one word in the question and/or answer will often make a difference in whether the answer selected is correct. Of course, you will always want to select the most complete, accurate answer.  Remember, the answer is not necessarily, what you want it to be or think it should be.

If you wish to come back to a question during the exam, click on the Review Question button and the question will be highlighted in yellow/gold.  You will not be able to submit the exam until you answer the question.

At the end of the exam, you will be given one opportunity to correct questions answered incorrectly to improve your score.  Once you hit the Second Chance button, you will be presented with the first question answered incorrectly.  Change your answer and then click next and the next question answered incorrectly will appear.  Repeat the process until you’ve answered them all, and then click Finish Exam.  You, your athletic director and your conference commissioner will be emailed the results of your exam.  

If you are sharing a computer for the exam, before you start your exam, make sure you close the browser completely and then reopen before proceeding.  Also, be aware of saved user names and passwords and delete/re-enter before continuing.  Each examinee must have their own account and own email address to complete the exam. 

If you took the Reward Exam last year, you are required to take the full exam for your position this year.  The Reward Exam is 20 questions.  If you believe you qualify for the Reward Exam and it is not presented to you after you login, check last year’s score on the right side of the page under Your Statistics.  You may also wish to try other possible email address and password combinations and if that still fails contact Jennifer Cardone at or 916-444-1600.

Make sure your 19-20 position is correct so you take the appropriate exam for your position.  If you qualify for the Reward Exam, a congratulatory message giving you the option to take the Reward Exam or to see all available exams (including the Reward Exam and a Demo Exam) will be on the screen after you update your profile.  Be sure to click on the appropriate link.  To qualify you must be in the same position as last year and have passed the full exam for your position last year with a 90% or above. 

For those of you on the CCCAA Board or the CCCAA Management Council, we have done away with those position specific exams and you are to take the exam related to the position you hold on your campus.  Do not worry, if you passed either of those full exams in the 18-19 AY with a 90% or above, we made sure that you received the Reward Exam this year. 

Because the exam system saves your progress, we no longer have the option of splitting the exam into two parts as we did for the commissioners, athletic directors and head coaches.

If you hold multiple positions, you are only required to take and pass one exam and it must be the exam that has the most questions.  As an example, an Athletic Director who also serves as the Athletic Trainer would take only the Athletic Director/Dean Exam, which has 60 questions as opposed to 40 on the Athletic Trainer Exam.             

If you are an assistant or associate Athletic Director/Dean or assistant or associate Head Coach, you must take the Athletic Director/Dean or Head Coach exam as appropriate.