The Department of Business and Professional Regulation Protects College Athletes During College Pro Days
March 2, 2010
TALLAHASSEE—Florida is home to some of the top football schools in the nation, and this month National Football League scouts and athlete agents will travel to Florida to watch players participate in tests and events during Pro Days. Athlete agents are licensed and regulated by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, and department staff will be on-hand to ensure that agents participating in the Pro Days are properly licensed and to protect student athletes.
“Many of Florida’s college football players become stars in the National Football League. Through the department’s participation in college Pro Day activities, we work to ensure a smooth transition into professional sports for our college football players,” said Interim Secretary Liem.
Beginning tomorrow, department investigators will work Pro Day events at Florida International, Florida Atlantic, University of Florida, Florida A&M, Florida State, Central Florida, Miami and South Florida. Anyone who recruits student athletes in the state of Florida must have an athlete agent license. During the events, staff from the Division of Regulation will check athlete agents’ credentials and educate student athletes and their families on the importance of using a licensed athlete agent.
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. The department licenses more than one million businesses and professionals ranging from real estate agents, veterinarians, and accountants to contractors and cosmetologists. For more information, please visit MyFloridaLicense.com.