Please note the following qualification change for both the NPC National Bodybuilding Championships and NPC North American Bodybuilding Championships. No longer does placing First Overall in an area body building championship of the unrestricted classes qualify you for either competition.

MEDIA INFO

NPC Press Credentials

All Media Requests Must Be Approved By The NPC National Office, NPCFirst@NPCRegistration.com

OTHER RULES OF NOTE

The NPC will not impose any sanction or penalty, or otherwise interfere in any way with, any person on account of that person’s participation in any amateur bodybuilding or other amateur fitness contest offered by another organization, whether such person is an athlete, promoter, sponsor, vendor, or otherwise, and does not condone, ratify, facilitate or permit such actions by any NPC officer and/or employee.

NPC NATIONAL CONTEST IFBB PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE QUALIFYING INFORMATION

  • Men’s & Women’s Overall Winners
  • Fitness ~ Overall Winner (3 Classes)
  • Figure ~ 3 Class Winners (6 Classes)
  • Bikini ~ 4 Class Winners ( 8 Classes)
  • Women’s Physique ~  Class Winners (2-4 Classes *DEPENDING ON NUMBER OF ENTRIES*)
  • Men’s Physique ~ 3 Class Winners (6 Classes)
  • Classic Physique ~ Top 2 Placings in each class (4 classes)
  • Wellness ~ Overall Winner
  • Class Winners in Fitness (3 Height Classes)
  • Class Winners in Figure (6 Height Classes)
  • Class Winners in Bikini (6 or 8 Height Classes)
  • Class Winners in Men’s Physique (6 Height Classes)
  • Class Winners in Women’s Physique (4 Height Classes)
  • Class Winners in Men’s Classic Physique (4 Classes)
  • Overall Winner in Wellness
  • Top 2 In Each Class (3 Height Classes)
  • Open Figure the Top 2 in each Height Class (6 Height Classes)
  • Masters Over-35 Figure: Winner of Each Height Class*
  • Masters Over-40 Figure: Winner of Each Height Class*
  • Open Bikini: Top 2 in each Height Class (6 or 8 Height Classes)
  • Masters Over-35 Bikini: Winner of Each Height Class*
  • Masters Over-40 Bikini: Winner of Each Height Class*
  • Women’s Physique: Top 2 in each Height Class (4 Height Classes)
  • Masters Over-40 Women’s Physique: Winner of Each Height Class*
  • Open Men’s Physique: Top 2 in each Height Class (6 Height Classes)
  • Masters Over-35 Men’s Physique: Winner of Each Height Class*
  • Masters Over-40 Men’s Physique: Winner of Each Height Class*
  • Open Men’s Bodybuilding: Overall Winner**
  • Masters Over-35 Men’s Bodybuilding: Overall Winner
  • Masters Over-40 Men’s Bodybuilding: Overall Winner
  • Masters Over-50 Men’s Bodybuilding: Overall Winner
  • Men’s Classic Physique the top 2 in each Height Class (3 or 4 Classes)
  • Masters Over-35 Men’s Classic Physique: Overall Winner
  • Masters Over-40 Men’s Classic Physique: Overall Winner
  • Masters Over-50 Men’s Classic Physique: Overall Winner
  • Open Wellness the Top 2 in each Height Class

*Number of classes will be determined according to number of competitors

  • Men’s & Women’s Overall Winners
  • Figure 35 and Over, 40 and Over, 45 and Over, 50 and Over, 60 and Over – Class winners
  • Bikini 35 and Over, 40 and Over, 45 and Over, 50 and Over – Class winners
  • Men Physique 35 and Over, 40 and Over, 45 and Over – Top 2 in each Height Class
  • Men Physique 50 and Over – Class winners
  • Men Classic Physique – Top 2 in each Class
  • Men Classic Physique 35 and Over – Top 2 in each Height Class
  • Men Classic Physique 40 and Over – Top 2 in each Height Class
  • Men Classic Physique 50 and Over – Top 2 in eachHeight Class
  • Women Physique 35 and Over and 40 and Over – Top 2 in each Height Class
  • Women Physique 45 and Over, 50 and Over, 60 and Over – Class winners
  • Women BB 35 and Over, 40 and Over, 45 and Over, 50 and Over and 60 and Over – Overall winners
  • Men BB 35 and Over, and 40 and Over – Top 4 placings in the Overall
  • Men BB 50 and Over – Top 2 placings in the Overall
  • Men BB 60 and Over – Overall Winner
  • Men BB 70 and Over – 1st place Winners

*Teen and Collegiate competitors do NOT qualify for IFBB Professional League Status

  • Men’s Bodybuilding All Class Winners (7 Weight Classes)
  • Top 2 Placers in the Overall of Women’s Bodybuilding (4 Weight Classes)
  • Figure the Top 2 in each Height Class (6 Height Classes)
  • Bikini the Top 2 in each Height Class (6 or 8 Height Classes)
  • Men’s Physique the Top 2 in each Height Class (6 Height Classes)
  • Women’s Physique the Top 2 in each Height Class (4 Height Classes)
  • Men’s Classic Physique the top 2 in each Height Class (4 Classes)
  • Wellness the top 2 in each Height Class
  • Figure Open, 35 and Over, 40 and Over, 50 and Over – Class winners
  • Fitness Open – Class winners
  • Bikini Open, 35 and Over, 40 and Over, 45 and Over, 50 and Over – Class winners
  • Men Physique Open, 35 and Over, 40 and Over – Top 2 in each Height Class
  • Men Classic Physique Open, 35 and Over, 40 and Over – Top 2 in each Height Class
  • Women Physique Open, 35 and Over and 40 and Over – Top 2 in each Height Class
  • Women BB Open, 35 and Over, 40 and Over – Overall winners
  • Men BB Open, 35 and Over, and 40 and Over – Top 3 placings in the Overall
  • Men BB 50 and Over – Top 2 placings in the Overall
  • Men BB 60 and Over – Overall Winner
  • Men BB 70 and Over – 1st Place
  • Wellness Open – Class winners
  • Men’s Bodybuilding the Top 2 in each Weight Class (7 Weight Classes)
  • Class Winners in Women’s Bodybuilding (4 Weight Classes)
  • Figure the Top 2 in each Height Class (6 Height Classes)
  • Bikini the Top 2 in each Height Class (6 or 8 Height Classes)
  • Men’s Physique the Top 2 in each Height Class (6 Height Classes)
  • Women’s Physique the Top 2 in each Height Class (4 Height Classes)
  • Men’s Classic Physique the top 2 in each Height Class (4 Classes)
  • Wellness the Top 2 in each Height Class
  • Figure Over 35 and Over 40 Overall winners
  • Bikini Over 35 and Over 40 Overall winners
  • Men Physique Over 35 and Over 40 Overall winners
  • Men Classic Physique Over 35 and Over 40 Overall winners
  • Women Physique Over 35 and Over 40 Overall winners
  • Women BB Over 35 and Over 40 Overall winners
  • Men BB Over 35 and Over 40 Overall winners

Proof of USA citizenship must be one of the following:

  • A birth certificate
  • A voter’s registration card
  • Military discharge papers
  • Naturalization Papers – Form N560
  • Consular Service Form FS24 for those born outside of the United States to United States parents
  • A valid United States Green Card

Note: Residency is four (4) months prior to a contest or must be a full time student in the area.

Definition of Novice

An NPC athlete that has never placed first in their class in a novice, masters or open contest.

A True Novice is an NPC athlete that has never entered an NPC contest.

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.

ELIGIBILITY FOR IFBB PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE

NATIONAL PHYSIQUE COMMITTEE OF THE USA, INC.
P.O. Box 799
Carnegie, PA 15106

(412) 276-5027 FAX: 412-281-0470 E-mail: npcfirst@npcregistration.com

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 

 

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IFBB PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE “IFBB PRO™ CARD” QUALIFICATION RULES
(For International Regional and Pro Qualifier Contests)

UPDATED REVISON: JANUARY 5, 2020

TYPE OF CONTESTOPEN TOIFBB PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE “IFBB PRO™ CARD”
 
RegionalWorldwide [1]No
 
NationalHost country onlydivision overall winner [2]
 
Ben Weider Worldwide ClassicWorldwidedivision overall winner [2]
 
Arnold Amateur (USA)Worldwidesee below [3]
 
Arnold Amateur (Australia & Brazil)Worldwidedivision overall winner [2]
 
Amateur OlympiaWorldwidesee below [4]
 
All other Pro QualifiersWorldwidedivision overall winner [2]


[1] Athletes in the following countries must have an “Official Regional Certificate” confirming they competed in a Regional contest in their country not more than one year before competing in a Pro Qualifier contest: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, United Kingdom.

[2] A “division” is comprised of one or more classes.  To qualify for an IFBB Professional League
“IFBB PRO™ Card”, a class must have a minimum of 5 competitors. This applies to all Pro Qualifier contests, including the Arnold Amateur and Amateur Olympia.

[3] At the ARNOLD AMATEUR USA,

  1. In Men’s Bodybuilding, Men’s Classic Physique, Fitness, Figure, Women’s Physique and Wellness, the division overall winner qualifies for an IFBB Professional League “IFBB PRO™ Card”.
  2. In Men’s Physique and Bikini, the top 2 in the division overall qualify for an IFBB Professional League “IFBB PRO™ Card”.

[4] At an OLYMPIA AMATEUR,

  1. If there are more than 3 classes in a division, the top 3 in the division overall qualify for an IFBB Professional League “IFBB PRO™ Card”.
  2. If there are 3 classes in a division, the 3 class winners qualify for an IFBB Professional League “IFBB PRO™ Card”.
  3. If there are 2 classes in a division, the 2 class winners qualify for an IFBB Professional League “IFBB PRO™ Card”.
  4. If there is 1 class in a division, the class winner qualifies for an IFBB Professional League “IFBB PRO™ Card”.

 

Note 1: If an Athlete qualifies for an IFBB Professional League “IFBB PRO™ Card” at a Pro Qualifier and, before applying for the card, competes in another Pro Qualifier or competes in a contest that is not sanctioned by NPC WORLDWIDE, the Athlete automatically and without notice forfeits the right to apply for the card.

Note 2: USA athletes must compete in an NPC contest not more than one year before competing in an NPC WORLDWIDE Regional or Pro Qualifier contest.

This policy is subject to change without notice.  Please contact tblinn@ifbbpro.com if you have any questions.

 

 

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