Pro Football Agent Certification Prep Course

The Pro Football Agent Certification Prep Course is an 8-week online course that offers additional study preparation for individuals who have applied and been accepted to take the NFLPA Certification exam in Washington, DC.


May 31

Weekly Live Interactive Zoom Video Chats with Joel Corry

Tuesdays 6 pm PST
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Class size limited to 20 students

  • 8-week online course
  • Access to SMWW network
  • Resume enhancement
  • Ongoing career advice



This 8-week online training course is only offered twice prior to the NFLPA Certification Exam. (If you register for the first session, you may attend study sessions in the second session for free.)


Increase your odds of passing this very difficult and expensive exam. Protect your investment!

  • Share test information
  • Find study partners
  • Practice questions
  • Discuss study techniques
  • Clarify important facts
  • Assist with research
  • Motivation & support
  • Prepare now and pass  

Topics covered:

  • Basic Terms of the 2020 CBA
  • Computing The Salary Cap
  • Signing Bonus Proration
  • Minimum Salary Benefit Contracts
  • Rookie Contracts & The Rookie Pool
  • Veteran Renegotiations
  • Accrued vs. Credited Seasons
  • Restricted and Unrestricted Free Agency Qualifications
  • Franchise/Transition Tags
  • Substance Abuse & Performance Enhancing Drugs Policies
  • Injury & Non-Injury Grievances

This course will assist students with comprehension, questions, motivation, practice, and expertise prior to the NFLPA Exam.

Weekly Interactive Zoom Video Chats every TUESDAY:

6:00 PM Pacific, 7:00 PM Mountain, 8:00 PM Central, 9:00 PM Eastern

A unique aspect of this 8-week course is the opportunity for students to participate weekly in live interactive zoom video chats with fellow students & instructor & tutor Joel Corry. This is a tremendous opportunity to share test information find study partners, practice questions, clarify important facts, assist with research, motivate and support each other. This is available via any online computer. Chats are archived so you can listen at a later date.

Online Education:

This innovative preparation course is facilitated through a web-based educational delivery system. You will enjoy the online discussion boards which assist you with fellow students who are studying for the exam and pre-test your knowledge. 


To give you the tools you need to help you pass!


85% of students participating in this course passed the NFLPA Certification Exam.

Military Discount

For those individuals who represent their country in military service, (active, reserve, or retired) we offer a discount. Thank you for serving your country! For more information on the Military Discount Click Here.

Tutors Joel Corry & Dr. Lynn Lashbrook:
Learn from experienced agents!

Joel Corry was a Sports Agent for 16 years, representing NFL & NBA players. In 1992 at Management Plus Enterprises, who represented top-level athletes including Ronnie Lott, Hakeem Olajuwon, and Shaquille O'Neal. Joel left Management Plus in 1995 to co-found Premier Sports and Entertainment, which focused on representing NFL players, college athletes, and NFL coaches. He was the primary and co-negotiator of numerous NFL player contracts, including Hall of Famer John Randle's 5-year, $32.5 million contract with the Minnesota Vikings (1998), Patrick Surtain's 6-year, $44.63 million contract with the Kansas City Chiefs (2005), which made Patrick the highest paid player in the franchise's history.

Randle's contract made him the NFL's highest-paid defensive player with unprecedented guarantees that have become the norm in the most lucrative NFL contracts. Other Premier clients included Pro Bowlers Eric Allen, Keenan McCardell, and Jimmy Smith. Joel served as a consultant with Management Plus for several years after starting Premier. As a consultant, he played an integral part in the negotiation of Shaquille O'Neal's Los Angeles Lakers contracts ($120 million over 7 years & subsequent 3-year, $88.3 million extension).

In 2012, Joel became a contributing writer for the National Football Post. He uses his NFL salary cap and collective bargaining agreement knowledge to provide a perspective on player salaries, contract negotiations and the salary cap that is rarely seen in the media. In 2013, Joel began writing for on similar topics, but for a larger audience. Joel also appears regularly on radio shows, including SiriusXM NFL Radio.

Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, President and Founder of SMWW, has outstanding academic qualifications, and over forty years of combined experience as an educator, coach, athletic administrator, and a registered NFLPA agent. Dr. Lashbrook manages the SMWW Agency representing over 400 Agents and hundreds of athletes worldwide. With a career that includes over 100 NFL clients from 1st rounders to free agents, Dr. Lashbrook has hands-on experience and active interaction in all sports with team Manager's, scouts, major endorsements, first-round contracts, athletic training, workouts, drafts, combines, and all SMWW Sports Agency activities. Because he is still in the industry, his teaching is up-to-the-minute and addresses the issues in professional sports today. In an effort to transform the athlete-agent relationship, Dr. Lashbrook emphasizes integrity and ethics in his curriculum and weekly interactive zoom video chats. You will love his motivational style and passion to improve the agent industry. 

Click here for more information on Dr. Lashbrook and a list of his clients.


Note: The SMWW Pro Football Agent Certification Prep Course is NOT affiliated with, endorsed, or sponsored by the NFLPA.

What Happens After You Graduate?

In addition to being a provider of sports management education, Sports Management Worldwide offers an international full-service sports agency with an extensive network of Agent Advisors serving athletes throughout the world.

After successful completion of the Football Agent Certification Prep course, graduates are encouraged to seek Agent Advisor status with the SMWW agency.

Agent Advisors are agents-in-training who co-represent all SMWW Agency athletes. For a small yearly fee, an Agent Advisor can recruit and represent athletes on behalf of Sports Management Worldwide and share in any commission fees paid to the company by clients successfully recruited by the Agent Advisor.

The Benefits of Becoming an Agent Advisor are Vast

If you want to become a successful sports agent, the knowledge you gain in the Football Agent Certification Prep course is the foundation we build upon as you graduate and become an SMWW Agent Advisor.

As an Agent Advisor you will:

  • Recruit and represent professional athletes in any sport
  • Share in referrals from athletes looking for agency representation
  • Gain access to scouting reports
  • Highlight your picture and professional bio on
  • Be able to order agency marketing materials to recruit athletes, including recruiting packets and business cards
  • Receive one-on-one assistance to recruit your first athlete
  • Have mentors from certified agents in the NHL, NFL, MLB, NBA and FIFA to help grow your clientele
  • Associate with respected SMWW faculty and staff, both in the US and UK
  • Leverage the established relationships with teams, clubs, and sponsors
  • Receive discounts on all SMWW Sports Career Conferences that put you in the heart of the action at the NFL Combine, NHL Draft, MLS Draft, MLB Winter Meetings, NBA Summer League Games and international conferences

As an SMWW Agent Advisor, you will be registered to recruit and represent professional athletes in all sports. We encourage you to keep your current career while you build your clientele.

Athletes from all over the world apply for representation via our website and as an SMWW Agent Advisor, you'll be first in line to make them your clients.

With the guidance of the SMWW team, you are set up for success!

Certificate & Resume Reference:

Successful graduates of the SMWW Football Agent Certification Prep Course will be sent an SMWW Certificate of Accomplishment. This represents not only your achievements in the course but also demonstrates your personal commitment to self-improvement and the ability to "self-train" yourself for higher positions within the football industry.

In addition to your certificate, you will be given the stamp of approval by SMWW.

Resume Redesign Service

Acquiring the skills necessary for your dream sports career is only one part of the employment journey. Even with the required skill set, you still have to market yourself properly to attract the attention of sports industry employers. 

At SMWW, we’ll teach you the skills you need to thrive AND help you redesign your resume for optimal impact in the sports industry. We’ll help you craft a resume to include your new skills in Football Agent Certification Prep, include a reference from Joel Corry and optimize it to reach hiring managers searching online.

We want you to become the next SMWW success story and will go to great lengths to help you get there!

Course Details

Weekly Interactive Zoom Video Chats: A unique aspect of each 8-week course is the opportunity for students to participate in weekly, interactive zoom video chats with course host, Joel Corry, fellow students, Dr. Lynn Lashbrook and renowned guest speakers. This is a tremendous opportunity to network within sports. This is available via any online computer. Headset and microphone are included in your course materials. Live interactive zoom video chats are recorded and archived so students can listen live or at their convenience.

Online Education: This innovative academic course is facilitated through a web-based educational delivery system. You will enjoy the online discussion boards, weekly readings, weekly quizzes, course projects, and interaction amongst fellow sports business-minded students and faculty. All course materials and textbooks are included in the course.

Global Participation: SMWW students participate from over 162 countries. Courses have an international influence and instructors will cater assignments to specific countries or leagues. Countries with economic challenges are eligible for economic discounts.

Military Discount: For those individuals who represent their country in military service, (active, reserve, or retired) we offer a discount. Thank you for serving your country! For more information on the Military Discount please Click Here.

Tax Write Off (For USA Citizens): SMWW course tuition, books, and supplies can be used for education tax credits. Save your receipts and consult with your tax advisor on how this applies to you.

Sports Career Conferences: Throughout the year, Sports Management Worldwide hosts Sports Career Conferences at a variety of sporting events. These are fabulous networking events that put SMWW alumni in the heart of the action. Opportunities to meet head coaches, gm's, player personnel, scouts, and fellow sports agents are facilitated. Visit SMWW Sports Career Conferences to learn more. SMWW alumni receive discounts.

Advanced Certificates: Want to take your career to the next level? Our Advanced Certificates have been hand-selected by our team of sports industry experts to put you on a path to success. These bundles allow you to take advantage of our biggest discount available, by bundling multiple courses and becoming an expert in that field. Learn more about our Advanced Certificates here.

Cost: $995
(includes all course textbooks, headset, microphone, and access to web based classroom. Shipping additional.)
Payment plans available (as little as $350 a month):
See if you are eligible for an economic discount based on your country of residence.
Length: 8 Weeks; "Live" interactive zoom video online chats weekly with renowned instructors!
Prerequisites: Must be 18 or older to participate and have a passion for sports
Payment: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Enroute, JCB, Diner's Club
(In the UK: 087 12884799)

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