Wrestler License Details

Wrestler License

General Info - Statewide License

The Maryland State Athletic Commission manages, supervises and regulates the sports of professional boxing, amateur and professional kick boxing, amateur and professional mixed martial arts (MMA), and professional wrestling in the State of Maryland.  Wrestlers participating in matches must be licensed.

The Commission establishes high health and safety standards for the participants in these sports. Wrestlers must be licensed in accordance with these standards. The Commission carries out its mission by reflecting, and maintaining, safety and fairness as its guiding principles. The Commission strives to be fully attentive to, and supportive of, the various needs of licensees engaged in their respective fields and professions. The Commission’s strong commitment to regulatory excellence is reflected through the work and integrity of its experienced staff of officials, inspectors and ringside physicians.

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    Approval time

  • $10.00

    Application cost

Obtaining the License

Ready to get your license? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents

  1. Must be over 18 years old to obtain license.

  2. An individual who does not have professional or amateur wrestling experience shall, upon request, demonstrate to the Commission or its authorized representative that the applicant is properly trained in the art of wrestling.

  3. Must complete and submit a physical examination administered by a physician within 21 days prior to the date of the application for licensure or license renewal.

Apply for the License

Maintaining Your License

Renewal and maintenance -

Maintaining your License (aka Related forms/requirements to maintain License/stay in good standing)

  1. Submit a renewal application.

  2. Pay renewal fee.


License Issuer - Information

Who issues the license?

Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation dllr.maryland.gov

Contact Information

Patrick Pannella

Email: athletic@dllr.state.md.us

Tel: (410) 230-6223 / Fax: (410) 962-8480

Work hours:


Why the License is required?

The Commission carries out its mission by reflecting, and maintaining, safety and fairness as its guiding principles.  Wrestlers must be licensed and regulated in accordance with these principles. 

Legal Authority

What laws and regulations give Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation the legal authority to issue this approval?