Under the terms of the Agent Accreditation Scheme, all Australian Rugby Bodies may not negotiate any Rugby contracts or provide consent for intellectual property use of a player, with any agent who is not accredited.
Click here to find out more about the Agent Accreditation Scheme.
Here's how to become accredited in five easy steps...
The first step in becoming accredited is to complete the Player Agent Accreditation Application Form.
All applications must also include:
- a Certificate of Currency of Professional Indemnity Insurance
- a clear and professional photo of the applicant that is at least 35mm wide and 45mm high
- payment of $400 application fee
Upon submission, all applications are sent to the Agent Accreditation Board for their review.
Subject to a successfull review, applicants are asked to complete an online exam of 25 multiple choice questions.
These questions are based on the key workplace documents, Collective Bargaining Agreement, and other Player and Agent Codes of Conduct and Regulations, including the Standard Player Agent Agreement.
Applicants who score more than 85% in their online exam are Provisionally Accredited. This status enables the applicant to commence practicing as a Rugby Union Player Agent, however is contingent upon the applicant completing Step 4.
All Provisionally Accredited Agents must attend the the next Professional Development Workshop held by RUPA.
They must also pay the Yearly Accreditation Fee. Agents representing less than three players must pay $840, which may be reduced on a pro-rata basis. Invoices will be sent by RUPA upon your Provisional Accreditation being granted.
Having attended the workshop and paid the remainder of the year's accreditation fee, applicants become an Officially Accredited Player Agent.
In order to maintain Accreditation, all Agents must continue to attend the annual Development Workshops and also continue payment of their accreditation fee. Failure to do either of the above will result in a suspension of an Agent's Accreditation.
Click here to see the current list of Accredited Agents.