2023 NPC Worldwide
Regional Certificates Requirements
Effective January 1, 2023, Regional Certificates are valid ONLY within the same calendar year.
Any athlete who resides in a country with a Regional Certificate requirement must compete in a Regional contest in his or her country and must obtain a Regional Certificate before competing in a Pro Qualifier contest anywhere in the world. This Regional Certificate is valid only until December 31, 2023. In 2023 and each year thereafter, this athlete must again compete in a Regional contest in his or her country to meet the yearly Regional Certificate requirement.
If an athlete resides in a country with a Regional Certificate requirement but there are no Regional contests in that country until later in the year, the athlete may compete in a Pro Qualifier contest anywhere in the world provided the Pro Qualifier contest is held before the first Regional contest in his or her country. When this Regional contest is held, the athlete may not compete in any other Pro Qualifier contest without first obtaining a Regional Certificate from his or her country.
Countries with a Regional Certificate requirement:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Uruguay.
*Athletes from Denmark, Finland, and Norway may compete in a Regional contest in any one of these three countries, as well as in Sweden, to fulfill the requirement for an Official Regional Certificate.
The above rules apply only to competitors representing the countries listed above.
The country that the competitor represents is entered by him when obtaining the NPC Membership License for the current year.
Athletes representing countries other than those mentioned above are not obliged to compete in a Regional contest, but of course they can take part in it.
The above obligation to compete in a Regional contest applies only to the planned participation in an Open category (category with PRO cards) of a PRO Qualifier contest.
The competitors don’t have to present the medical certificate of health (i.e. covid test or covid pass), as everyone takes part in the competition on their own responsibility. Nevertheless, we highly recommend to consult your health with professional sports doctor prior to the competition.