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FIFA Football Agent Regulations

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What is the first step for a natural person to become a Football Agent?

Submitting a complete licence application via the Platform

What is the applicant required to do when applying for a licence?

Agree to abide by the Regulations and FIFA Code of Ethics

What is one of the eligibility requirements for a Football Agent?

Having made no false or misleading statements in their application

What is a consequence of not complying with the rules relating to ethics and professional conduct?

A suspension of two years or more, disqualification or striking off

What is one of the criminal charges that would prevent an applicant from becoming a Football Agent?

Tax evasion

What is available on www.fifa.com?

The Regulations and the FIFA Statutes, FIFA Code of Ethics, FIFA Disciplinary Code and RSTP

What is the exception to the rule that an applicant cannot be an official or employee of FIFA, a confederation, a member association, a league, a club, a body that represents the interests of clubs or leagues or any organisation connected directly or indirectly with such organisations and entities?

Having been appointed or elected to a body of FIFA, a confederation or a member association, representing the interests of Football Agents

In the 24 months before submitting a licence application, what is the requirement for an applicant?

They must not have been found performing Football Agent Services without the required licence

What is the consequence of failing to pay the exam fee before the exam?

The applicant will be disqualified from sitting the exam

What is the format of the exam prepared by FIFA?

A multiple-choice test

What is the consequence of failing to pay the annual licence fee within ninety days of passing the exam?

The applicant's application will be automatically declared void

What is the duration of a licence issued to a natural person?

An indefinite period, subject to article 17

What is a requirement for a Football Agent to maintain their licence?

Complying with the CPD requirements on an annual basis

What happens to a person who has previously terminated their licence and wants to practise as a Football Agent in the future?

They must complete the full licence application process as described in the Regulations

What is the responsibility of the FIFA general secretariat?

Investigating compliance with the eligibility requirements

What is the purpose of the exam fee charged by the member association?

To cover the reasonable costs of organising and holding the exam

Study Notes

Becoming a Football Agent

  • To become a Football Agent, a natural person must submit a complete licence application via the Platform, comply with eligibility requirements, pass an exam conducted by FIFA, and pay an annual fee to FIFA.
  • By applying for a licence, an applicant agrees to abide by FIFA Regulations, FIFA Statutes, FIFA Code of Ethics, FIFA Disciplinary Code, and RSTP.

Eligibility Requirements

  • An applicant must not have made false or misleading statements in their application.
  • An applicant must not have been convicted of certain criminal charges, including organised crime, corruption, bribery, and fraud.
  • An applicant must not have been subject to suspension or disqualification by a regulatory authority or sports governing body for failure to comply with rules relating to ethics and professional conduct.
  • An applicant must not be an official or employee of FIFA, a confederation, a member association, a league, a club, or any organisation connected directly or indirectly with such organisations, unless representing the interests of Football Agents.
  • An applicant must not hold any interest in a club, academy, league, or Single-Entity League.

Exam Procedure

  • An applicant who satisfies the eligibility requirements will be invited to sit the exam at a member association selected in their licence application.
  • The member association may charge an exam fee to cover the reasonable costs of organising and holding the exam.
  • The exam will be a multiple-choice test prepared by FIFA, testing knowledge of current football regulations.

Licence Fee

  • If an applicant passes the exam, they must pay the annual licence fee to FIFA within ninety days of passing the exam.

Licence Issue and Continuing Professional Development

  • A licence is issued to a natural person for an indefinite period, subject to article 17, and is strictly personal and non-transferable.
  • A Football Agent must comply with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements on an annual basis to maintain their licence.

Suspension or Termination of Licence

  • A Football Agent may request a temporary suspension or permanent termination of their licence by submitting a substantiated request in the Platform.
  • To practise as a Football Agent in future, a person who has previously terminated their licence must complete the full licence application process.

This quiz covers the general provisions of the FIFA Football Agent Regulations, including eligibility requirements and licensing process.

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