MLBPA Agent Certification

MLBPA Agent Certification

The Major League Baseball Players Association (“MLBPA”) is the sole and exclusive bargaining agent for all Major League Baseball Players, Minor League Baseball Players playing in a United States-based Minor League, and individuals who may become Major or MinorLeague Baseball Players.

Only MLBPA General Certified Agents may represent or advise a player in negotiating the terms of a Major League contract and only Expert Agent Advisors may assist General Certified Agents in such negotiations. Only MLBPA Limited Certified Agents may recruit or provide client maintenance services on behalf of a General Certified Agent.

As stated in the MLBPA’s Agent Regulations, an individual is prohibited from engaging in activities which require MLBPA certification unless and until that individual has been certified by the MLBPA.

How to Apply for MLBPA Certification

The Deadline to Apply for MLBPA Certification is June 1, 2023. The 2023 MLBPA Agent Exam will take place virtually on September 28, 2023.

To be eligible for MLBPA Certification, an applicant must:

  • Read, understand and agree to the MLBPA Regulations Governing Player Agents;

  • Complete the online Application for MLBPA Certification;

  • Submit a non-refundable Application fee of $2,500;

  • Submit a signed “Declaration by Applicant”

  • Provide permission for the MLBPA to conduct a background investigation;

  • Successfully complete the background investigation;

  • Pass the written examination; and

  • Submit to the MLBPA a valid and appropriate designation form applicable to the type of certification sought.

You may apply for MLBPA Certification even if you have not yet been designated as the Agent of a Major League Player, designated as a Recruiter or Client Maintenance Service Provider by a General Certified Agent, or designated as an Expert Agent Advisor by a General Certified Agent. However, you will not be eligible for MLBPA Certification until you have submitted a complete application, cleared the background investigation, passed the written exam, and received the required designation applicable to the certification you are seeking.

Please consult the Application Instructions for more information about the application process. For answers to commonly asked questions, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions

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