Are you interested in representing NFL players in their contract negotiations with NFL teams? You will first need to become certified with the NFL Players Association as a licensed Contract Advisor.
Every year, the NFLPA provides one month for interested individuals to submit their applications. That window opens today (January 13) for 2021 and will close as of midnight on February 12. The NFLPA is clear that it will accept absolutely no late filings.
As stated on the NFLPA website, applicants must submit a non-refundable fee of $2,500, authorize the performance of a background investigation, attend a two-day seminar, and successfully complete a multiple-choice, proctored examination. Historically, the seminar and examination were held in-person, in Washington D.C. This year, due to the continued effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the seminar and test will be held virtually in the Summer.
Additionally, as has been the case in the past, applicants will only be deemed qualified to serve as Contract Advisors if they have an undergraduate and postgraduate degree. The exception to that rule is when an applicant is able to demonstrate that he/she has a minimum of seven years of sufficient negotiating experience.