Tuesday 11 April 2023, 13:00

6,586 applications received for first-ever FIFA football agent exam

  • Requests received from 138 member associations

  • Licensing system a key component of the FIFA Football Agent Regulations

  • Use of licensed agents to be compulsory as of 1 October 2023

A total of 6,586 candidates from 138 member associations representing all confederations have submitted an application to take the FIFA football agent exam scheduled for 19 April, the first of its kind since the FIFA Football Agent Regulations (FFAR) entered into force in January 2023. It shows a massive endorsement of the new football agent legal framework from all those working in the football agency market.

The introduction of the licensing system is a key component of the FFAR as it raises the professional and ethical standards for the profession of football agents, thus leading to an increase in the quality of the service they provide to their clients across the football industry.

“The significant number of applications we have received confirms that many individuals across the world are looking forward to working within the new regulatory framework, which will ensure basic service standards for football agents and their clients through well-defined rules and increased certainty,” commented FIFA Chief Legal & Compliance Officer Emilio García Silvero.

Additional exams have been scheduled for 20 September 2023, as well as for May and November 2024.

Following a transitional period, the use of licensed football agents will become compulsory from 1 October 2023.

Further details on the process required to become an agent are available in the “Agents” section on FIFA.com.