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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

UPDATE TO APPLICANTS

The MLBPA has introduced a new Certification class, Certified Minor League Agents, for individuals who represent Minor League Baseball Players who are employed by a Club in the United States and Canada, and individuals who may become Minor League Baseball Players.  Subject to the restrictions and other applicable provisions of the collective bargaining agreement and the MLBPA Agent Regulations, MLBPA Certified Minor League Agents are authorized to represent or advise a Player in negotiating individual terms to be included in a Minor League Uniform Player's Contract for a Player who is employed by a Club in the United States and Canada. MLBPA Certified Minor League Agents are also authorized to represent or advise a Player in any other dealings with a Club or the Commissioner’s Office concerning the administration or enforcement of their Minor League Uniform Player’s Contract, the Minor League Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, and the Major League Rules that apply to Minor League Baseball Players or those who may become Minor League Players. Certified Minor League Agents may also be authorized to recruit Players and provide client maintenance services on behalf of a General Certified Agent if designated to do so on the appropriate form submitted to the MLBPA.

 

Applicants for General Certification who have passed the MLBPA’s background investigation and General Certification Agent Exam may be certified as Minor League Agents if they submit to the MLBPA a Player Agent Designation form designating them as the agent of a Minor League Player in the United States or Canada, or a Player preparing to negotiate an individual salary, terms, and/or Special Covenants to be included in a Minor League Uniform Player's Contract and who is to be employed by a Club in the United States and Canada.  A Certified Minor League Agent will be eligible for certification as General Certified Agent if their client is added to the 40-man Major League roster or they sign a Major League Player, as defined by §2 of the Agent Regulations, as a client.

 

Applicants for General Certification who submit a complete application on or before June 1, 2024, may, in the MLBPA’s sole and unreviewable discretion, receive provisional authority to negotiate terms to be included in a Minor League Uniform Player's Contract.  If you would like to request such provisional authority, please contact the MLBPA by email at milbagent@mlbpa.org with the names of your minor league baseball clients.  Any uncertified agent who has not submitted a complete application by June 1, 2024, will be prohibited from negotiating an individual salary, terms, and/or Special Covenants to be included in a Minor League Uniform Player's Contract for a Player who is to be employed by a Club in the United States and Canada (i.e. excluding Dominican Summer League). 

Applying for Agent Certification

To apply for MLBPA Certification you must:

  1. MLBPA Regulations Governing Player Agents;

  2. Read, understand and agree to the 

  3. Complete the online Application for MLBPA Certification;

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

  5. Submit a signed “Declaration by Applicant”;

  6. Submit an authorization form to conduct a background investigation;

  7. Successfully pass the background investigation;

  8. Pass the written examination; and

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

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. The date of the 2024 MLBPA Agent Exam will be set during the Spring of 2024.

To get started, click on the Request a username link below:

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