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MLBPA Agent Regulations

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.

How to Apply for MLBPA Certification

To be eligible for MLBPA certification, a previously uncertified agent must:

  • Read, understand and agree to all 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 pass 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 Mainentance 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 visit our registration page for more information about applying for MLBPA Certification.

Below are links to the Agent Regulations and necessary forms:

MLBPA Regulations Governing Player Agents

Regulaciones de la MLBPA que Rigen a los Agentes de Jugadores (Spanish Translation of the Agent Regulations)
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Exhibit A - Designation of Expert Agent Advisor
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Exhibit B - Player Agent Designation

Anexo B (Spanish Version of Exhibit B) - Designación de Agente del Jugador
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Exhibit C - Designation of Recruiter or Client Maintenance Service Provider Download PDF
Exhibit D - Disclosure Form for Loans or Gifts to Players Download PDF
Exhibit E - Annual Equipment Disclosure Report Download PDF