The Global Leader in Sports Agent Training / FIFA Football Agent Exam Prep Course

Prepare for the FIFA Football Agent Exam

The 2023 FIFA Football Agent Regulations are in effect, and require all soccer agents to pass the FIFA Agent Exam to continue representing players.

This eight week interactive live online course will prepare you to ace the exam. Experienced agents will guide you through the process so you can pass and begin your career as a soccer agent!

Weekly Live Interactive Zoom Chats with Maikel Tsuji

March 25

Weekly Live Interactive Zoom Chats with Maikel Tsuji

8-week online course
Access to SMWW network
Resume enhancement
Ongoing career advice
Class size limited to 30 students




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FIFA has brought back its requirement for passing its certification exam and it's the only way an agent will be able to represent soccer players going forward. You'll need to prepare yourself for this exam and our Soccer Certification Prep Course is just the way to do it. 

  • Share test information
  • Pair you with study partners
  • Practice questions
  • Discuss study techniques
  • Clarify important facts
  • Assist with research
  • Two-on-One support
  • Pre-exam study questions
  • Accessible worldwide

When FIFA issued its first exam in April 2023, just 52% of test-takers passed the exam. You can improve your odds of 50/50 by protecting your investment of being a FIFA agent by taking our prep course and gaining access to study materials, example questions, test prep, and more! 


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

FIFA has two testing windows scheduled for 2024.

May, 2024 (Application deadline: March 31st, 2024) 

November, 2024 (Application deadline: September 30th, 2024)

Those testing dates are global, so no matter where you are located, you will be taking the FIFA Agent Certification Exam on the dates listed above. 


The location of the FIFA Agent Certification Exam will be based on your home country's Soccer/Football Federation. In the United States, the exam will be administered in Chicago, Illinois, the home of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). To find out where you need to take the FIFA Exam, please speak with someone at your country's Soccer/Football Federation.

Topics covered:

  • FIFA Football Agent Regulations (FFAR)
  • FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players
  • FIFA Statutes
  • FIFA Code of Ethics
  • FIFA Disciplinary Code
  • FIFA Guardians: Child Safeguarding Toolkit
  • Case Studies
  • Test Prep Questions

The FIFA Agent Certification Exam will go over each of the topics listed above and our expert agents will guide you through each topic and make sure you're prepared to sit the 60-minute exam. This exam will consist of 20 multiple-choice questions and require a 75% or better passing score. 

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

Online Education:

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


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

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.

Meet your Mentor!
Maikel Tsuji

Born and raised in Amsterdam, Maikel comes from a soccer-influenced family and played professionally for eight years in Holland, Spain, and the US. Maikel moved to the US in 2004 to pursue his career in soccer and ultimately decided to go back to school where he attended Hawaii Pacific University and majored in Business Management. Maikel earned his FIFA Agent license in 2023, after taking the exam in April.

Maikel started working as a financial specialist for some major financial institutions. While doing that, he was also the Director of Coaching for a local soccer club in Hawaii, the coach of a local high school team, and the Soccer Field Manager for the Special Olympics in Hawaii.

Maikel is the Director of Soccer with SMWW Agency and works closely with SMWW Soccer Agent Paul Dolbey in representing multiple clients including Mikey Lopez, Mike Dafonte, Sidney Rivera, and women’s player, Sonest Furtado. Together they have Niko DeVera and Jordan Farr attending the MLS Combine and MLS SuperDraft as potential draft picks this year.


Note: The SMWW Pro Soccer Certification Prep Course is NOT affiliated with, endorsed, or sponsored by FIFA.

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 Soccer 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 Soccer 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, FIFA, 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 FIFA 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 Soccer 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 soccer 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 Soccer Certification Prep, include a reference from Maikel Tsuji and Paul Dolbey, 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, Maikel Tsuji, Paul Dolbey, 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. 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.

University Credit Available: For additional fees to Fort Hays State University in Kansas, you may receive graduate or undergraduate university credit for Sports Management Worldwide's courses. Click here for more information.

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, GMs, 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.

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.


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Prerequisites: Must be 18 or older to participate and have a passion for sports.
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