SB 646 Intercollegiate Athletics Compensation and Rights
Senate Bill 646 relating to intercollegiate athlete compensation and rights was signed and will be effective July 1, 2021. The new law will allow Florida licensed athlete agents and attorneys to contract with intercollegiate athletes to earn compensation that will not affect the athlete’s eligibility, scholarship or amateur standing. The Board of Governors and the Florida Department of Education are responsible for the rules and regulation of colleges and universities and how they affect an intercollegiate athlete’s rights and ability to earn compensation for their name, image or likeness. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation is responsible for licensing and regulating athlete agent contracts with intercollegiate athletes in accordance with this new law.
GREAT NEWS FOR ATHLETE AGENTS IN FLORIDA!
The 2020 Athlete Agent licensure renewal has a 100% Fee waiver in effect for this renewal period. Athlete Agents licenses that are current active will automatically renew without a fee.
If you have questions please call our Customer Contact Center at (850) 487-1395.
Effective October 8, 2019, to reduce some of the initial licensure burdens placed on athlete agents applicants, the application fee has been reduce by 50%. ($500.00 to $250.00).
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation is excited to announce an advancement in how we license athlete agents in the State of Florida.
The Department has implemented an innovative way to expedite the licensing process for athlete agents. The Department will no longer be mailing licenses upon issuance, as licensees can now print their licenses by logging into their secure online account with the Department. This will allow new licensees to enter the work force at least 7 to 10 business days early, whereas, in the past, they would have to wait for the license to arrive in the mail. In addition to new licenses, this process will allow licensees to renew online and print the license at their convenience.
Athlete agent licensees will save more than $118,000 in license fees from June 2016 to June 2018 due to the permanent initial licensure and license renewal fee reductions. The biennial renewal fee will be reduced by 50 percent to help save athlete agent licensees $220 on their biennial license renewal fees.
All requests for publications, documents, forms, applications for licenses, permits and other similar certifications can be obtained by contacting the Customer Contact Center.
Division of Professions
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399