Administrative Verification

Administrative Verification is available to full and part-time college faculty. To become nationally certified through this method, an institution’s music executive completes a form, verifying he or she has observed a candidate meeting each of the MTNA Professional Certification Standards. MTNA Collegiate members may not use this method to become certified.

The Administrative Verification Process is a two-step process:

Step I:

The college faculty candidate completes a Certification Application (online or PDF) and submits the application and fees to MTNA headquarters.

Step II:

The college faculty candidate receives from MTNA headquarters an Administrative Verification Form to be completed by the applicant’s music executive or supervisor and  returned to MTNA. The candidate will receive written notification from MTNA when the certification process is successfully completed. A certificate and the guidelines for the renewal of MTNA Professional Certification will accompany the written notification.

Application Time Limit Policy

The MTNA Professional Certification process must be completed within a one-year time limit from the date the application and fees are received at MTNA headquarters. If the process is not completed within one year, the applicant may request, in writing, a single one-year time extension, after which an application extension fee will be assessed. (See Fee Schedule.)

Request An Extension


*Applicants for the Administrative Verification Process must currently be classified by their institution as part- or full-time college faculty. Collegiate members are not eligible to use Administrative Verification.