The National Physique Committee is the premier amateur physique organization in the world containing athletes in bodybuilding, fitness, figure, bikini and physique. You can join the NPC by purchasing your card online----> registration or purchasing at a show for $100.
To become pro status you first must compete and place in an NPC competition. IFBB stands for the International Federation of Bodybuilders and is one of the main goals of many competitors
Here is a financial breakdown of how much you will approximately be spending:
- NPC Card $100
- Registration $75 per division
- Spray Tan $100
- Boardshorts $50
- Bikini- $150
- Hair- $100
- Coaching- $100/month
- NPC Card $100
- Registration $200-$300
- Spray Tan $100-$130
- Boardshorts $50-$100
- Airline ticket $250-$600
- Hotel $200-$800
- Taxi, shuttle, car rental $35-$150
- Coaching service $100/month.
Steps to Get Your IFBB Card
1) Compete in a show that is considered "National Qualifiers". In order to move closer to the IFBB card, you must place in a national qualifier show.
- Competitors that place in the top five at a national qualifying contest are eligible for the Junior USA, Junior National, Team Universe, and North American.
- Competitors that place in the top three at a national qualifying contest are eligible for the USA and Nationals.
- There is also a Masters Nationals which is for those who placed in the Masters age classes (usually 35+).
2) Next you must compete in a National show within a year of qualifying.
- USA CHAMPIONSHIPS – Height class winners earn IFBB Pro Card (6 height classes)
- NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Height class winners earn IFBB Pro Card (6 height classes)
- JUNIOR USA CHAMPIONSHIPS – top 2 in the Overall Comparison earn IFBB Pro Cards – (6 height classes)
- JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – top four (4) in the Overall Comparison earn IFBB Pro Cards (6 height classes)
- IFBB NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS – Top two (2) in Overall Comparison earn IFBB Pro Cards (6 height classes)
- TEAM UNIVERSE CHAMPIONSHIPS – Top two (2) in each height class earn their IFBB pro Card (6 height classes)
3) Once you have earned your Pro card you can compete against the best in the world! The more shows you compete in allow you to gather more points to become a step closer to the Olympia!