Amend Bylaws Article V, Section J, Item 1 as follows:

  1. It shall be the responsibility of the faculty athletics representative of each member institution to check the eligibility of each student prior to allowing the student to represent the institution in any manner (i.e. scrimmages, intercollegiate contests) against competitors not directly identified with the institution in any sport recognized by the NAIA.

An NAIA Official Eligibility certificate signed by the registrar, athletics director, coach and faculty athletics representative of the institution is to be postmarked submitted to the appropriate eligibility chair prior to participation. Reports become delinquent on the date following the first contest.

NOTE:   NAIA Official Eligibility certificates and all other applicable NAIA eligibility documents can be submitted to the eligibility chair electronically.

NOTE:   The Certificate of Clearance is required for completion of eligibility certification, but it is not required to be submitted to the eligibility chair. The faculty athletics representative must retain a signed copy of the Certificate of Clearance, and produce the certificate upon request.

Intent: To remove the requirement that an institution must submit a Certificate of Clearance to its eligibility chair during eligibility certification, and instead implement a requirement that an institution must retain a signed copy of the Certificate of Clearance on campus and produce the signed certificate upon request.

Effective date: August 1, 2017

Sponsored by: Council of Faculty Athletics Representatives


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