How to Become an Agent
- Non-refundable Application fee of $2,500.00
- Undergraduate AND Post Graduate degree (Masters or Law) from an accredited college/university (see FAQs)
- Authorization to perform a background investigation
- Mandatory attendance at a 2019 two (2) day seminar in Washington, D.C.
- Successful completion of written multiple choice proctored examination
- Valid email address
- Download a PDF version of the Regulations
DATE TO FILE
The period for filing is now closed and will re-open in January 2020. Absolutely no early or late filing.
For more information on the application approval process, please review the NFLPA Certification Frequently Asked Questions.
The seminar and examination will be held July 18 - July 19, 2019.
Hotel location and other pertinent information will be provided when your application has been approved.
The examination will cover the CBA, the Salary Cap, NFL Player Benefits, NFLPA Regulations Governing Contract Advisors, Substances of Abuse & Performance Enhancing Substances Policies and other issues relevant to player representation. It is a 60 question multiple-choice examination and has a time limit of three (3) hours. It is also open book and you may use your prepared notes while taking the exam. Testing will be on the second day of the seminar immediately after lunch.
Source documents needed for the seminar/lecture and examination will be mailed several weeks after the application period closes. Do not contact the NFLPA to get the documents earlier.
Examination results will be available eight (8) weeks after testing. A passing score is a scaled score of 70 or higher. As per the Regulations, you are prohibited from recruiting or representing any players until you have been notified that you have passed the exam, paid the required annual fee and obtained the required liability insurance.
Continued compliance with the Regulations is required in order to maintain certification. Compliance includes but is not limited to paying an annual fee immediately following:
- Successfully passing the exam
- Obtaining professional liability insurance from an approved carrier, and
- Attending one of three NFLPA seminars held each year.
Additionally, you are required to notify the NFLPA of any and all changes to your submitted application, and to negotiate at least one player contract within a three-year period (Practice Squad not included).
SENDING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
If you need to send any information to support the application you have filed electronically, please send to:
1133 20th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036