Each competitor must be a member of the NPC.


  • NATIONAL LEVEL contests do not permit competitors to crossover into bodybuilding, figure or bikini in the same event. All other competitions are permitted to have crossovers at the discretion of the promoter with appropriate approval.


For national level contests that are professional qualifiers:

  • Up to and including 5’2”
  • Over 5’2” and up to and including 5’4-1/2”
  • Over 5’4-1/2”

A promoter can choose to have fewer height classes for non national level contests as follows:

  • 1 Class may be used at regional competitions

For all contests with two (2) classes:

  • Up to and including 5’3”
  • Over 5’3”


Competitors will be checked in and measured.

 Beginning in 2018, for NPC Fitness division, the two-piece swimsuit round will be eliminated.  All athletes will be judged on their routines including the following mandatory moves:
  • Push Up (of any kind) 
  • High Kick
  • Straddle Hold 
  • Side Split



Who Qualifies for NPC (USA) National Level Competitions?

Beginning January 1, 2018 athletes must place Top 2 in an open class at a NPC National Qualifier to be qualified for any NPC National contest. All athletes that qualified in 2019 for a NPC National contest are eligible to compete in a NPC National Contest in 2020. Also, athletes that place 3rd, 4th or 5th place at the NPC USA or NPC Nationals are also qualified for one year.

  1. This qualifies the competitor for competition on the NPC national level for a period of one (1) full calendar year after the year that the qualification took place. Example: If a competitor enters an NPC contest in October 2019, they are qualified through December 31, 2020.


The following must be provided with your entry:

  • NPC fitness contest you entered
  • Date of your contest
  • Contest promoter
  • Your height class and final placing


 Beginning in 2018, for NPC Fitness division, the two-piece swimsuit round will be eliminated.  All athletes will be judged on their routines including the following mandatory moves:
  • Push Up (of any kind)
  • High Kick
  • Straddle Hold
  • Side Split



The NPC has Women’s Fitness contests all over the United States. Take a look at the schedule below for a NPC contest in your area.


P.O. Box 799
Carnegie, PA 15106

(412) 276-5027 FAX: 412-281-0470 E-mail:

January 1, 2020

I am very happy to announce that the 2020 NPC Contest Season will be the biggest and best ever. If you are a United States Citizen or possess a valid United States Green Card you have the ability to qualify to compete for IFBB Professional League status in the following 11 competitions.

  • 2020 NPC Arnold Amateur Championships (Columbus, Ohio)
  • 2020 NPC Junior USA Championships (Charleston, South Carolina)
  • 2020 NPC Junior National Championships (Chicago, Illinois)
  • 2020 NPC Universe Championships & NPC National Fitness Championships(Teaneck, New Jersey)
  • 2020 NPC Masters National Championships (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
  • 2020 NPC USA Championships (Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • 2020 NPC North American Championships (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
  • 2020 NPC Olympia Amateur (Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • 2020 NPC National Championships (Miami, Florida)
  • 2020 NPC Masters USA Championships (Los Angeles, California)

(If you achieve an IFBB Professional League “IFBB PRO™ Card” at one of these events then you are eligible to compete under the rules and regulations of the IFBB Professional League.)

The 2020 IFBB Professional League has worked diligently to increase the number of contests and prize money.
This year the prize money, including the Mr. Olympia, will be a record $4 million dollars plus! IFBB Professional League Contest Schedule.

International competitors and those that are not United States Citizens or possess a valid United States Green Card, who would like to qualify for the IFBB Professional League can compete in the following 2 NPC sanctioned events in the USA*.

  1. 2020 NPC Arnold Amateur (Columbus, Ohio)
  2. 2020 NPC Olympia Amateur (Las Vegas, Nevada)

*Competitors must have a current NPC Worldwide Membership

International competitors also have the opportunity to compete and earn an IFBB Professional League “IFBB PRO™ Card” currently in over 100 IFBB Professional League Qualifier Contests around the world as a member of NPC Worldwide.

IFBB Professional League Qualifier Contest Schedule 

I look forward to seeing you all compete this year and Good Luck in achieving your IFBB Professional League Status.