Following the publication of the FIFA Football Agent Regulation (on 3/1/2023) it is no longer news that football’s governing body will require interested parties to pass in the FIFA Agent Exam in order to be licensed as a Football Agent (if you want to find out more, click here). 

However, the FIFA test has caused some fear among candidates, who end up not finding all the information they need to prepare properly. The 1st FIFA exam was held on 19/4/2023 and involved 3,800 candidates around the world, of whom only 1,962 passed (52%). In Brazil, the pass rate was even lower – of the 245 candidates, only 117 passed the test (47%). The 2nd FIFA test took place on 20/9/2023 and had a lower pass rate than the 1st test.

The 3rd test will now take place on 22 May 2024.

Those interested must register between now and 31/03/2024 (to register click here).

So, in order to help you, dear reader, we’ve listed some of the most relevant information below, as well as tips that can help you in this process. Check them out. 

What is the FIFA exam like?

To begin with, it’s important to know what the FIFA exam is like.

According to the organisation, the exam consists of 20 multiple-choice questions. It’s worth noting that the questions can have only one right answer – e.g. choose the right answer from the letters “a”, “b”, “c” and “d”; or they can have more than one answer – e.g. select one or more alternatives.

The candidate must get 75 per cent of the test right to pass, i.e. 15 questions.

The exam lasts one hour and is held at a venue designated by the member association in each country. In Brazil, for example, the 1st exam was held at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation in Rio de Janeiro. In Portugal, the venue was the headquarters of the Portuguese Football Federation.

What’s on the test?

FIFA provides study material for the exam.

In the 1st exam, FIFA required knowledge of 7 documents. However, for the 2nd and 3rd exam, 9 documents will be required:

  • FIFA Statutes (2022)
  • Disciplinary Code (2023)
  • Code of Ethics (2023)
  • Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (2023)
  • Procedural Rules of the Football Tribunal (2023)
  • FIFA Clearing House Regulations (2022)
  • Agents Regulations (2022)
  • FIFA Guardians Course 1
  • Safeguarding Tools for Member Associations

In addition to these materials, FIFA provides supporting documents.

To access all the content click here.

Please note! This material can be consulted at the time of the test.

What is the language of the test?

The exam is available in only 3 languages: Spanish, English and French.

Candidates must choose their preferred language when taking the exam.

The tip, therefore, is to use the language you are most familiar with. If you can’t read any of the three, don’t worry, you can still take the exam.

Be aware! It’s very important to read carefully when taking the exam to avoid misinterpreting the text.

If possible, study the language you will be using in the exam. It could make a difference!

How many times do I need to take the test?

Once passed, the licensed agent does NOT need to take the test again.

If the candidate does not reach the required percentage, they can take the test again (as long as they re-register and fulfil the requirements set by FIFA).

How much will I have to spend?

FIFA allows member associations to charge a fee for the candidate to take the exam.

For the first test, the CBF (Brazilian Federation) charged candidates R$3,200.00. The FPF (Portuguese Federation) charged 200 euros. Everything suggests that the same fees will be charged for this 3rd FIFA exam.

It is also important to clarify that, once approved, football agents will have to pay USD 600 in the first year and USD 300 in the following years to maintain their licence.

What can I bring on the day of the exam?

According to the exam rules, candidates are allowed to bring the following items:

  • Glasses
  • Container for non-alcoholic drinks
  • Study material (provided by FIFA)
  • Portable calculator
  • Blank paper and pen
  • Any health equipment, provided it has a doctor’s prescription

It should also be noted that all candidates must carry their personal document, proof of payment for the exam, their own computer (notebook/laptop) and their personal internet provider (the use of a mobile phone as a router is prohibited).

Always check that your computer has enough battery power to last 1 hour of the exam and the minimum settings to access the FIFA platform at the time of the exam.

What is forbidden to bring on the day of the test?

FIFA also lists some items that are prohibited at the test venue. These include

  • Communication devices (e.g. mobile phones, tablets, radios, etc.)
  • Headphones or similar
  • Any other item or software that gives the candidate an undue advantage
When do the results come out?

According to FIFA rules, the result of the test must be published within 7 working days of the day of the exam.

How do you prepare for the test?

The most important thing is to have a very direct knowledge of the FIFA rules and principles set out in the study material.

The FIFA exam will have simpler questions (e.g. how long can an agent’s representation contract with a player last?) and slightly more complex questions (e.g. a player who was trained by a Brazilian club during the years he was 16 and 17 signed his first professional contract with a German club. How much training compensation is owed to the Brazilian club?)

That’s why reading the documents is essential. In addition, solving the mock questions is a very effective way of practising for the exam.

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