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Do I need a special certification to be a sports agent?
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.