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.


The 2022 MLBPA Agent Certification Exam will be held on Friday September 16, 2022. The exam will take place online with remote proctoring. The MLBPA will also conduct an online preparatory course for the exam on Thursday September 15, 2022. There will not be an in-person exam this year. This change to an online format for the exam and review session is only applicable for this year and is in response to the ongoing and unpredictable circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The application deadline is June 1, 2022. An application will not be considered complete, and the applicant will not be eligible to take this year’s exam, unless the applicant has submitted the following by no later than June 1, 2022: an online application, a $2,000 application fee, a signed Authorization to Conduct a Background Investigation, and a signed Declaration by Applicant form.

Please do NOT mail your application fee to the MLBPA. Instead, please 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 ( to obtain instructions for submitting your electronic payment.

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.

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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