NFLPA Agent Regulations

Please read the NFLPA Certification Frequently Asked Questions. Email if you have any further questions.


  • Non-refundable Application fee of $2,500.00 via online payment
  • Undergraduate AND Post Graduate degree (Masters OR Law) from an accredited college/university. In lieu of this education requirement, you must provide proof of at least 7 years of sufficient negotiating experience (see FAQs)
  • Authorization to perform a background investigation
  • Mandatory attendance at a two to three (2-3) day virtual seminar plus an additional day for administration of the exam at a testing center (see below for more information)
  • Successful completion of a multiple-choice, proctored, computer-based examination
  • Valid email address
  • Download a complete PDF version of the Regulations

Date to File

The application period is now closed. No late applications will be accepted.

For more information on the application approval process, please review the NFLPA Certification Frequently Asked Questions.

Background Check

This process will verify the information you provide on the submitted application. Specifically, but not limited to, education, professional certificates, work experience, civil and criminal history will be reviewed. The report will also highlight your financial matters including outstanding balances, liens, bankruptcy, etc. There may also be a review of your social media platforms.

Once the report is complete, if necessary, NFLPA staff will email you directly to clarify any questions or concerns regarding the results of your background investigation. If so, you must immediately provide, in writing, additional details that may require supporting documentation.

Tip: You should disclose all matters that may return a negative result within your background investigation within your application for two (2) reasons; (1) to avoid delay in the application process and (2) failure to disclose material facts about your history may result in denial of your application. 

Virtual Seminar

The seminar will be held virtually in mid-late July 2024. Each day, the seminar will begin at 11am ET.


The examination will be administered on one day only (TBD) at designated testing centers nationwide. It is a 60-question, multiple-choice, computer-based examination and has a time limit of three (3) hours. It is an open materials test. All notes or other source documents needed for reference during the exam must be printed. You will not have access to electronic documents or devices during the exam. The test will cover the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), the Salary Cap (calculation), NFL Player Benefits, NFLPA Regulations Governing Contract Advisors, NFL Substances of Abuse & Performance Enhancing Substances Policies, and other areas relevant to player representation. 

Source documents and other relevant information needed for the seminar/lecture and examination will be provided after the application period closes. Many of the documents are currently available on our website, including the CBA, the NFLPA Regulations Governing Contract Advisors, the Policy on Performance-Enhancing Substances, and the Policy and Program on Substances of Abuse. Examination results will be delivered about 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 NFLPA Agent annual fee, and obtained the required liability insurance.


If certification is granted, continued compliance with the Regulations is required to maintain your certification. Compliance includes, but is not limited to:

  • Paying an annual fee
  • Annually, obtaining professional liability insurance from the approved carrier (more information to follow)
  • Attending one of three NFLPA seminars held each year.
  • Negotiate at least one player contract within a three-year period (Practice Squad contracts not included).

Additionally, you are required to notify the NFLPA of all changes to your submitted application.

Sending Additional Information

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