Prospective NFLPA Contract Advisors Receive “Test Specifications” and Info About Mandatory Seminar

Last week, prospective NFLPA Contract Advisors (those who applied at the beginning of this year) were told that the NFLPA has completed a review of most of the applications that were submitted.  Those who have been approved have received information about the mandatory seminar that will take place in Washington, DC on July 19-20, 2012 at The Ritz Carlton Hotel, 22nd and M street, N.W. Washington, DC.

As stated in the email sent by the NFLPA:

The first day and a half of the seminar will be devoted to instruction and in the afternoon on the second day (after lunch), there will be a very brief question and answer period, a short break and then the administration of the exam. Both meeting days will begin at 9:00am. Please arrive no later than 8:00am to allow for registration and check in outside of the meeting room.

Our goal is to begin administering the exam no later than 2:00pm on Friday. It will not exceed 3 hours, so once you have completed the test, you may leave the meeting site.

The seminar and examination are only a month away, but the NFLPA does not yet have a “source document binder” ready to send out to prospective NFLPA Contract Advisors to aid them in preparation for the exam.  However, the NFLPA has sent out a “2012 Test Specifications” document (technically an outline of the exam), which is embedded below.

2012 NFLPA Contract Advisor Test Specifications

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Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.