Qualifying for IFBB Pro Status

Many people have asked what procedures and contests you need to qualify to be in the IFBB This is the reply of Jim Manion, President of NPC (National Physique Committee).

United States citizens must compete in an NPC sanctioned contest to become an IFBB professional because the NPC is the national affiliate to the IFBB in the United States.
The NPC Men's National Championships has six weight classes: bantamweight, lightweight, middleweight, light-heavyweight, heavyweight and super-heavyweight. All six class winners in the men's contest are eligible to request professional status.

The NPC Women's National Fitness Championships has three height classes: 5' 2" and under; Over 5' 2" and up to and including 5' 4