We often get questions about our agent exam prep course, which has been under way in some form or fashion since we debuted our first practice exam in 2012. Actually, it’s not a course, but a series of exam aids; we feel that if we give test-takers, who must have advanced degrees already, the tools they need, they’re smart enough to pass. And most of the time, they do. Agent hopefuls who use our materials pass at a rate about 20 percent higher than the rest.
Here’s a quick rundown of what we offer.
ITL Study Guide: This is where we encourage everyone to start, and it’s the foundation of all we do for exam prep. It’s a 70-page PDF that is emailed to you upon purchase, usually within a half-hour or so. There could be movement on the price point here, so if you’re waffling over whether or not to purchase the study guide, don’t wait too long.
ITL practice exams: We have two, which must be purchased sequentially. Exam 1 ($200 plus tax for non-ITL clients, $150 plus tax for clients) and Exam 2 ($100/$75) are both 40-question, multiple choice test with the answer key and explanations at the end. We’ll be updating it soon; nothing major, just a few tweaks to make the dates more current. We hope to have that done by the end of the month, maybe sooner. We do not expect to raise prices on our exams this year.
Monthly Zoom study sessions: This is something that’s new, and that we’re really excited about. We started these very late in the cycle last year, but due to their popularity, we had our second 2022 session last night. It’s led by Chicago-based Ian Greengross of Ultimate Sports Agency. Ian is more than just an accomplished agent (he’s negotiated multiple first-round deals and represents a combine pick this year); he’s encyclopedic in his knowledge of the CBA, and as someone who’s also a sports law professor, he has a teacher’s way of expressing some pretty complicated rules in a clear way. Right now, our plan is to have our next session April 14. We usually have them semi-late at night (9 p.m. ET) to accommodate people with demanding jobs and/or kids that need to be put to bed, and we go about an hour. Contact us for more information.
One-on-one lessons: If you want to dig into the CBA even more and have specific areas that confuse you, I recommend you use Ian. He offers reasonable hourly rates over Zoom or phone, and has been working with agent hopefuls for a couple of years now. Once again, contact us and we’ll be happy to connect you.
ITL membership: If you haven’t passed the exam yet, maybe becoming a member isn’t for you yet. On the other hand, if this business if your passion, you need to start learning about the industry in a way that simply preparing for the exam doesn’t do. Obviously, joining ITL also gets you a discount on both practice exams, so if that’s something you plan to do, you might as well sign up, if only to purchase the exams, then unsubscribe. You’re never obligated more than 30 days at ITL; you can cancel at any time.
Of course, the best way to know when our Zoom sessions are and what changes we are making to our exam prep program is to read our Friday Wrap, which is totally free and comes out at 7:30 p.m. ET. You can register for it here. Here’s last week’s edition.