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 represent or advise a player in negotiating the terms of a Major League contract and only MLBPA Limited Certified Agents may recruit or provide client maintenance services on behalf of a General Certified Agent. You do not need MLBPA Certification to represent a player in the Amateur Draft, an international amateur player negotiating a minor league contract and signing bonus, or a non-40 man roster Player.
The MLBPA Agent Exam is administered in August of every year. In order to be eligible to sit for the August exam you must submit a complete application (including your application fee and signed forms) to the MLBPA by no later than June 1 and pass a background investigation prior to the exam date.