Applying for MLBPA Certification

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 ( 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.

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


Authorize the performance of a background investigation


Successfully pass the background investigation


Pass the written examination


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

The MLBPA Agent Exam is administered once a year. 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.

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