The NFLPA Financial Advisors Code of Conduct requires an applicant to meet the following requirements:
College Degree – The applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university
Work Experience – Advanced Degree- The applicant must have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant work experience and have relevant graduate educational training in the field of his or her financial expertise, such as a Masters in Business Administration or Finance or Juris Doctor.
Have at least one of the following (or comparable) professional designations and/or qualifications: Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Financial Analyst, Chartered Financial Consultant, Chartered Life Underwriter, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Investment Management Consultant, Certified Investment Management Analyst, Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor, NAPFA-qualified member, Registered Financial Consultant, or have passed a relevant NASD exam (Series 7, Series 63, or Series 65) and be otherwise NASD-qualified and hold an appropriate license for a minimum of five (5) years.
Professional Qualifications – All NFLPA Financial Advisors must be a registered Investment Advisor as defined by the federal securities law.
Background Checks- the Advisor must not have any prior conviction, plea of guilty, or pending indictment for any felony offense under federal, state, or military law within the past ten years.
NFLPA: The National Football League Players Association is the union for professional football players in the National Football League.