NFLPA Agent Regulations

Please read the NFLPA Certification Frequently Asked Questions, and email the Salary Cap and Agent Administration Department ( if you have any further 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 (virtual for 2021) at a two (2) day seminar
  • Successful completion of a multiple-choice, proctored examination
  • Valid email address
  • Download a PDF version of the Regulations

Date to File

The period for filing is now closed, as of February 12, 2021.

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 are currently planned to be held virtually in Summer 2021. 

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 an open materials test. Testing will be on the second day of the seminar.

Source documents needed for the seminar/lecture and examination will be provided several weeks after the application period closes. Please do not contact the NFLPA to get the documents earlier. A copy of the current CBA is on the NFLPA website at all times.

Examination results will be available within 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.
  • Negotiate at least one player contract within a three-year period (Practice Squad not included).

Additionally, you are required to notify the NFLPA of any and 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