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How to Register as an Athlete Agent


The following must be submitted to register as an Athlete Agent:

  1. Complete the Athlete Agent application.

  2. Submit the $550 Athlete Agent registration fee. In accordance with Minn. Stat. 16E.22, this fee includes a 10% OET surcharge, which is being collected on behalf of the Minnesota Office of Enterprise Technology to fund a statewide electronic licensing system. (Cash is not accepted. Send a check or money order payable to Minnesota Department of Commerce.)

  3. Reciprocal applicants should follow the instructions in the application form.

How to Renew an Athlete Agent Registration


The term of an Athlete Agent registration is two years. Renewal forms are sent to the Athlete Agent's resident address approximately 45 days prior to the expiration date. To renew an Athlete Agent registration: submit the completed and signed renewal application form along with the $440 registration renewal fee. (Cash is not accepted. Send a check or money order payable to Minnesota Department of Commerce.) In accordance with Minn. Stat. 16E.22, this fee includes a 10% OET surcharge, which is being collected on behalf of the Minnesota Office of Enterprise Technology to fund a statewide electronic licensing system.

Who Needs to Register as an Athlete Agent?


If you have questions about whether a license is required, please consult the License Minnesota website at http://www.license.mn.gov. Click on "A-Z Indexes" or "Browse by Topics." If the information there does not answer your question, please send an e-mail to licensing.commerce@state.mn.us that explains your activities as specifically as possible.

81A.04 Certificate of registration required.
An individual who enters into an agency contract with a student athlete or, directly or indirectly for remuneration, recruits or solicits a student athlete to enter into an agency contract, must hold a certificate of registration in Minnesota. This includes an individual who represents to the public that the individual is an athlete agent, but it does not include a spouse, parent, sibling, grandparent, or guardian of the student athlete or an individual acting solely on behalf of a professional sports team or professional sports organization.

Before being issued a certificate of registration, an individual may act as an athlete agent in Minnesota for all purposes except signing an agency contract if a student athlete or another person acting on behalf of the student athlete initiates communication with the individual and, within seven days after an initial act as an athlete agent, the individual submits an application for registration as an athlete agent in Minnesota.