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 and individuals preparing to negotiate a Major League contract. 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.

UPDATE TO APPLICANTS

Please do NOT mail your application fee to the MLBPA since our office is currently closed. Instead, you may submit your application fee online via a wire transfer or ACH payment. Once you have submitted your application form on our website please contact Aisha Hope (aishah@mlbpa.org) to obtain instructions for submitting your electronic payment.

Initially the MLBPA had planned to hold its next Agent Certification exam in either August or September of this year in New York. Due to the current prohibitions against holding large gatherings in response to the pandemic, it is premature to schedule our next exam at this time. Once social distancing protocols and the prohibitions against large gatherings are eased we will be in a position to schedule our next agent exam. In the meantime, we are looking into other options for conducting the exam including online testing.

How to Apply for MLBPA Certification

To be eligible for MLBPA Certification, a previously uncertified agent must:

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

  • Complete the Application for MLBPA Certification;

  • Submit a non-refundable Application fee of $2,000;

  • Submit a signed “Declaration by Applicant” and, in the case of an applicant for General Certification, a copy of your Agency’s Representation Agreement;

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

  • Successfully complete the background investigation;

  • Pass the written examination; and

  • Be designated as the Agent of a Major League Player, or designated by a General Certified agent as a Recruiter, Client Maintenance Service Provider, or Expert Agent Advisor.

In order to be eligible to sit for the Agent exam you must submit a complete application (including your application fee and signed forms) to the MLBPA by no later than June 1 and pass the background investigation prior to the exam date.

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 received the required designation.

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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