The NBPA does not provide official practice exams, however, sample exam questions can be found at the bottom of this section. Additionally, the educational resources provided may contain practice exams, although these are not officially endorsed by the NBPA.
The Agent exam is authored and administered only by the NBPA and no external entities are consulted or granted access to the contents of the exam, which may change from year to year. Applicants are encouraged to be cautious of third parties seeking payment in exchange for preparation courses or claiming to have the ability to certify an individual as a NBPA Agent.
While agents should be familiar with the CBA in its entirety, for the purposes of the exam, the following sections of the CBA may be used a guideline for what is covered on the exam:
SAMPLE NBPA AGENT EXAM QUESTIONS:
Question 1: The Nuggets have $10M in Room under the Salary Cap at the start of the 2023 off season. They then sign Jim Denver, who played the prior season with the Phoenix Suns, to a 1-year $10M contract. Next, the Nuggets want to sign Max Holloway, an undrafted rookie to a 1-year contract paying him the highest salary possible.
How much can they pay Holloway?
a) $1,119,563 – using the Minimum Salary Exception
b) $2,019,706 – using the 2nd Round Pick Exception
c) $7,723,000 – using the Mid-Level for Room Exception
d) $12,405,000 – using the Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception
Correct Answer: C. A team doesn't get to use BOTH Salary Cap Room AND the Non-Taxpayer, Taxpayer or Bi-Annual Exception. Once they create Room, the exceptions essentially are replaced by the Room. The only "exception" to this general principle for a Free Agent (other than the 1-year minimum salary, which teams can always give), is the "Room Exception," which is specifically granted for teams that go under the Salary Cap to use Room. They get rewarded by having this additional exception to sign an additional player.
Question 2: The Jazz want to trade Bob Cousy, who was signed to a one-year contract for $4M on July 10, 2023, to the Magic; only $2M of Cousy's Salary is protected for Skill and Injury/Illness. The Jazz are interested in trading only Cousy and no other players. Additionally, no matter how the trade is structured, the Jazz will be under the Luxury Tax after the trade.
What is the maximum amount of Salary the Jazz can receive in the trade?
Correct Answer: C. Teams below the First Apron can receive 200% of a player's Salary back in a trade, plus $250,000. While the player may make $4m this year, for trade purposes a player is considered to make only what they have earned/guaranteed this season. Since the player is only guaranteed $2M, it is $2M*2+$250,000= $4.25M.
Question 3: Gary Warren terminates his SPAC with his Agent on August 15, 2023. When can you sign Gary to a new SPAC?
a) August 16, 2023
b) August 30, 2023
c) September 15, 2023
d) August 16, 2024
Correct Answer: B. After the 15-day cooling off period has expired.