If you’re talking about a certificate you can get from an online sports agent course, no. But if you want to negotiate player contracts in any major sport, you must be certified by the players’ association for that league. Each sport has its own certification process, as well as rules and regulations governing agents. For the NFL specifically, aspiring agents must submit an application to the NFLPA and, if approved, pass a certification exam. For more information about the process, click here.
Do I need a special certification to be a sports agent?
Recognized as one of the most influential women in sports business, Kelli Masters often hears, "You have a DREAM JOB." But she chooses to inspire others not with her successes, but with her vulnerability, sharing not only the victories but also the battles and failures along the way. Kelli is an attorney, an NFL sports agent and Founder and President of KMM Sports, a full-service sports management company with offices in New York, Los Angeles and her hometown of Oklahoma City.