Football Intermediary Association

About FIA

The Football Intermediary Association, or FIA for short, is the official body of football intermediaries and officiators of the courses, programmes, and events for helping and teaching those wanting to become football intermediaries. With the change of legislation in 2015, anyone can train to become a football intermediary, creating the opportunity to supply great training to anyone who wants to become a football intermediary. Due to the lack of regulation or official associations, the FIA was created to help and assist professional education in this industry. 

Do you want to become a football intermediary? Through the assistance of some of the most experienced individuals working in the industry, the FIA can help you achieve this. With over 500 students trained by the FIA, and with ‘Exclusive Access Events’ every quarter, you can be trained by the very best in the industry to kick-start your career as a Football Intermediary. The FIA Football Intermediary Certificate course is online, so you can learn at the time that best suits you. The FIA has trained many students to become successful football intermediaries, earning high wages and enjoying high job satisfaction. 


This class has been created by a whole host of experienced football intermediaries who know exactly what it takes to become successful in this area. This course provides you with all the knowledge and skills necessary to become a football intermediary. Constantly refreshed so that it is always up-to-date and contemporary, we strive to ensure you stay engaged on our course by utilising animations and quizzes throughout.

Led by the great world-renowned football intermediary Xabier de Beristain Humphrey, FIA’s team of trainers include professionals from all over the football industry. From managers, coaches, and players, to management representatives, in a range of different clubs and institutions. They have a vast amount of experience in the field and are well qualified to teach you about the business side of football and the ins-and-outs of football intermediary.

You will learn from the world-famous football intermediary and sports lawyer, Xabier, who was involved in the transfer of the goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to Chelsea for a monumental £71 million, which made him the most expensive goalkeeper in the world! 

With a host of experienced FIA trainers, football intermediaries working today, and other future intermediaries on your course, this is the perfect opportunity to develop your professional network. 

Career Opportunities

For many, becoming a football agent or football intermediary is a lifelong dream, especially for those who have always been interested in the sport, and the business side of football. These courses are perfect for those wanting to gain the knowledge and skills needed to become successful in this profession. 

Regardless of if you are starting out in the industry, or are looking to enhance your current skills, this course will still be valuable to improving your career. Studying a course with the FIA would be a wise choice in kick-starting your career in Football. After completion, you will be skilled and knowledgeable enough to apply for jobs as football agents.

Which certification 

Are you looking to become a football agent? We offer two exclusive courses, assisting you in gaining the skills needed to become a success in football intermediary:

For new footballers starting out in professional football, gaining the help of a football agent, also known as a Football Intermediary, is necessary to support them with their careers.

The FIA Football Intermediary Certificate course will supply you with everything you need to become competent and successful as a football agent, helping footballers achieve their dreams of becoming a successful professional footballer. This course will be taught through 16 in-depth modules, covering all the topics within the business side of the sport, like the transfer window, and how to process a deal, for example.  

The Football Intermediary Professional Programme will teach you the same infomation as the certificate, plus provide the opportunity to join the ‘Exclusive Access Event’ with our lead trainers and some of our most experienced representatives in the industry.

To succeed as a football intermediary, you will need skills and knowledge specific to the football intermediary industry, the right contacts and networking, and professional help from experienced world-renowned trainers who have managed or played on an international level. 

With our Football Intermediary Professional Programme, this is all possible. Join our Exclusive Access Event, and talk to and learn from Xabier de Beristain Humphrey, and other special guests who will be attending.

The guest speakers have decades worth of experience in the industry, which they will bring with them for you to learn from, helping kick-start your career as a football intermediary.  

Please note, this programme is only for those 18 years or older.

How to get certified

Do you want to become a football intermediary? Talk to our Football Intermediary Course Consultants, who are more than happy to give you any advice and assist you in launching your Football Intermediary career!

We are excited to welcome you onto our course as you take the first step towards becoming a trained and certified Football Intermediary!