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 2013 two (2) day seminar in Washington, DC
Successful completion of written proctored examination
Valid Email address download a PDF version of the regulations
Date to File:January 11, 2013 - February 11, 2013.
The application, release forms and fees must be completed electronically.
Do not mail an application to the NFLPA.
The Seminar and Examination:
July 25-26, 2013, Washington, DC.
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/Steroid Policies and other issues relevant to player representation.
It is a 60 question multiple-choice examination and has a time limit of three 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 (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 for Certified Contract Advisors, providing an updated application on an annual basis, and negotiating at least one player contract within a three-year period.