The NFLP A Contract Advisor Examination will consist of 60 four-choice questions and will be administered in an open-book

format. Examinees should be advised to familiarize themselves with the provided materials beforehand, since the test will be administered in a three-hour time period. The following information will be included on the test.

The 2012 NFLPA Test Specifications Table Number of Questions 39 6

1. Collective Bargaining Agreement A. Free AgencylNFL Draft 1 Accrued Season 2 Exclusive Rights Players 3 Restricted Free Agents 4 Unrestricted Free Agents 5 Franchise/Transition Players 6 Calendar 7 NFL Draft B. Salary Cap 1 All Revenue Computation 2 Computation of Team Salary 3 Computation of League/Team Cash Spending 4 Valuation of Player Contracts a. Rookie Players b. Veteran Players c. Proration of Signing Bonus 5 Player Contract Negotiations 6 Player Contract Renegotiations 7 Minimum Salaries/Split Contracts C. Working Conditions 1 Off Season Workouts/Mini camps 2 Preseason Training Camp 3 Days Off 4 Per Diems/Meal Allowances 5 Moving and Travel Expenses 6 Post-Season/Pro Bowl Pay 7 Squad Size 8 Club Discipline

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D. Benefits 1 Credited Season 2 Severance Pay 3 401K Plan 4 Player Annuity Plan 5 Pension Plan 6 Disability Benefits 7 Medical/Dental/Life Insurance 8 Termination Pay 9 Legacy Benefit 10 Tuition Assistance Plan 11 88 Benefit 12 Health Reimbursement Plan 13 Player Life Improvement Plan

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E. Medical Rights 1 Access to Personal Medical Records 2 Workers' Compensation 3 Injury Rights Under Standard Player Contract 4 Right to Second Medical Opinions 5 Right to Surgeon of Choice 6 Preseason! Post Season!Exit Physicals 7 Injury/Extended Injury Protection 8 Accountability and Care Committee

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F. CBA Grievance Procedures 1 Injury Grievances 2 Injury Settlements 3 Non-injury Grievances a. Contract Grievances b. Injury Protection Grievances c. Club Discipline Grievances d. Other Non-injury Grievances 4 Commissioner Discipline Appeals 5 Special Master/Impartial Arbitrator Grievances G. NFL Player Contract 1 Provisions of Contract 2 Assignment of Contract a. Waiver System b. Trades 3 Addenda

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II. Economic and Financial Resources A Process 1 Resource Location 2 Communication Sequence B. Salary Information 1 Draft Analysis 2 Club Salary Information 3 Position Salary Information 4 League- Wide Averages C. NFL Economic Information 1 League Revenues 2 League-Wide Expenditures

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III. NFL Policies and Procedures A. NFL Policy & Program for Substances of Abuse 1 Substance Abuse Policies a. Prohibited Substances b. Testing c. Discipline d. Appeals e. Confidentiality f. Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE) B. NFL Policy and Procedures for Anabolic Steroids & Related Substances 1 Anabolic Steroid Policies a. Prohibited Substances b. Testing c. Discipline d. Appeals e. Confidentiality f. Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE) C. Other Commissioner Discipline lOn-Field Conduct 2 Uniform Violations 3 NFL Player Policy Manual 4 Personal Conduct Policy

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D NFL Player Categories/Lists 1 Active/Inactive Lists 2 Injured Reserve 3 Physically Unable to Perform 4 Non-Football Injury 5 Other Lists

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IV. Agent Regulations/State LawslNCAA Rules A. NFLP A Regulations Governing Contract Advisors 1 Right to Regulate 2 Required Conduct 3 Prohibited Conduct 4 Standard Representation Agreement 5 Grievance Procedure 6 Discipline B. State StatuteslNCAA Rules

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V. PLAYERS INC A. Organization/Structure/Programs 1 Relationship to NFLP A 2 Royalty Rebates 3 Player Marketing B. Group Licensing Authorizations (GLA) 1 Group License Rights 2 Individual License Rights

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How your scores are determined Your score on the NFLP A Contract Advisor Certification Examination is determined by converting the number of questions answered correctly to a scale that ranges from 1 to beyond 70 with scores of 70 and above reported as PASS on the score report. You need to achieve a scaled score of at least 70 on the certification examination to become certified as an NFLPA Contract Advisor. No scores will be reported for passing candidates as a safeguard against misuse of the test scores. Failing candidates will receive a scale score indicating the distance from the required scale score of 70. The passing score for this examination is set at a scale score of 70, which corresponds to a level of achievement judged by the NFLP A to represent the minimum knowledge requirements necessary to receive the certificate. Scale scores are used so that candidates know what is required to pass each test regardless of the test edition or the test form taken. These minimal qualifications, represented by a passing score, are determined through a formal process called a standard setting study, whereby a panel of content experts recommend a standard and a passing score to the NFLP A. In this process a panel of judges considers a sample of just minimally competent examinees. Judges estimate the proportion of this borderline examinee group that would answer each question in the test correctly. The recommended cutscore is the average sum of all the judges' ratings. The raw passing score chosen by the NFLPA is set equal to a scale score of 70. Note that a scale score of 70 is not equal to the percent of questions in the test, but rather represents the minimum qualifications necessary to receive the certificate from the NFLP A.
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