How to Get Connecticut Boxing And MMA Licenses For Fighters, Promoters, Etc.

Connecticut has several kinds of boxing and MMA licenses. I will list them below. Unfortunately, there are no application forms online for these licenses. However, I will include contact information below. The licensing agency is the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.

For fighters, the Department issues licenses for professional boxers, amateur boxers, professional mixed martial artists (MMA fighters), and amateur mixed martial artists. Other positions that are listed below require a license for both amateur and professional divisions. They include promoters, judges, referees, matchmakers, assistant matchmakers, announcers, timekeepers, managers, and seconds. Amateur boxers must also be registered with an approved amateur athletic association.

Connecticut boxing and MMA licenses are valid for the calendar year. This means that they expire on December 31, regardless of the date that you obtain the license. So if you get it in December, it will be valid for less than a month.

Since there are no applications online, you need to contact the relevant Department to get the proper and up-to-date forms. The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection can be reached at 860-685-8458. The address is 1111 Country Club Road, Middletown, CT 06457.

A fee will be assessed for Connecticut MMA and boxing licenses for fighters, promoters, and the other positions. Check the current form for applicable fees. As of the time of this writing, there is a $315 fee for promoters. Promoters must be at least 18 and have a certificate of good standing from the Secretary of State. They must disclose all criminal convictions, as well.

I will list the current fees for the other licenses. Note that these are subject to change.

1. matchmakers – $130
2. assistant matchmakers – $130
3. announcer – $30
4. timekeeper – $30
5. judges – $130 (must have at least 20/40 vision, but it can be with corrective lenses)
6. refs – $130 (same 20/40 vision rule and complete physical exam)
7. managers – $130 (may also act as fighter’s second if manager is managing that fighter)
8. professional boxer or MMA artist – $30
9. amateur boxer or MMA artist – $15
10. second – $30
11. trainer – $30

Various requirements apply for some of these positions. You can read about these in the Licensure and Registration section of the rules, which is Section 29-143j-17a. You can find those rules by scrolling down on the page below. Note that these rules are subject to change at any time.

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