How to Become an Agent


Please click 2017 NFLPA Certification Frequently Asked Questions if you have any further questions, or email the Salary Cap and Agent Administration Department ( with questions.


  • 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 2017 two (2) day seminar in a location TBD
  • Successful completion of written proctored examination
  • Valid Email address
  • download a PDF version of the Regulations


The open period for filing an NFLPA Application for Certification ended February 3, 2017. Absolutely no early or late filing.


The seminar and examination will be held on July 20 - July 21, 2017
Hotel location and other pertinent information will be provided if your application has been approved.


The examination will cover the CBA, the Salary Cap, 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 once an applicant has been approved. Do not contact the NFLPA to get the documents in advance. Each approved applicant will be sent materials only after the exam has been finalized, however; many of the reference documents covering the lecture and examination can be found on this website.

Examination results should be available within eight (8) weeks of testing. 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 and obtaining professional liability insurance from an approved carrier, attending one of three NFLPA seminars held each year. You are also required to notify the NFLPA of any changes to your submitted update any information, and negotiating at least one player contract within a three-year period.


If you need to send any information to support the application you have filed electronically please send to:

Agent Administration
1133 20th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036