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2024 Qualifications

Qualifications and Eligibility for 2024 Arnold Amateur

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ALL ATHLETES MUST READ THESE RULES AND MEET ALL QUALIFYING CRITERIA.  THERE ARE NO REFUNDS SO REVIEW IT ALL BEFORE YOU REGISTER TO BE SURE YOU ARE ELIGIBLE.

Everything is covered here, but if you have questions, write arnoldamateur@npcevents.com

The 2024 Arnold Amateur is OPEN TO ALL COMPETITORS around the world, regardless of federation affiliation.

NPC CARD

All athletes (except Canadian athletes) must be a member of the National Physique Committee.

Canadian athletes must have an active CPA card.

US ATHLETES NEED A VALID NPC USA CARD

ATHLETES FROM OUTSIDE THE US AND CANADA NEED JUST AN NPC WORLDWIDE CARD. USA card not required for athletes from outside the US and Canada

CARDS MUST BE PURCHASED BEFORE THE EVENT AND ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT CHECKIN. Purchase from the entry form on this site!


FIND THE SECTION BELOW WHICH APPLIES TO YOUR COUNTRY


ARE YOU FROM THE UNITED STATES?


HERE ARE QUALIFYING RULES FOR ATHLETES FROM THE UNITED STATES:

(This includes US Citizens and those with valid US green cards)


OPEN DIVISIONS

OPEN DIVISION athletes must have placed in TOP TWO of an OPEN CLASS at an NPC national qualifier since January 2023


MASTERS DIVISIONS

MASTERS DIVISIONS just must have competed at an NPC national qualifier since January 2023. No placing is required. Pro cards are not awarded in Masters divisions. If you want to be in an OPEN division, you must meet the OPEN division rules above)


Proof of USA citizenship must be one of the following:

A birth certificate, 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, or a valid United States Green Card


Residency:

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


ARE YOU FROM CANADA?


CANADIAN ATHLETES

For the 2024 Arnold Amateur only, Canadian competitors just must have competed in an open Pro qualifier CPA event in Canada since January 2023 and have an active CPA card.

Contact the CPA at ronhache@unitz.ca for any additional info for Canadian competitors


ARE YOU FROM A COUNTRY OTHER THAN the U.S. AND CANADA?

HERE ARE QUALIFYING RULES FOR ATHLETES FROM ANY COUNTRY OTHER THAN THE UNITED STATES OR CANADA


Athletes from outside of the United States and Canada must meet the qualifying rules below, plus have an NPC Worldwide card which matches the country of their passport. More info on NPC cards below.

Athletes from some countries are required to get a regional certificate from an event in their country (see below for list of countries with this requirement). If you have questions, contact arnoldamateur@npcevents.com



OPEN DIVISIONS FOR:
Athletes from Countries OTHER THAN the US and Canada

OPEN DIVISION athletes from countries OTHER THAN the United States and Canada must have competed in an OPEN class at a regional in their home country, since January 2023. No specific placing is required. They must also meet the other requirements shown below, such as attaining a regional certificate from an event in your home country (if required) and having a proper NPC WORLDWIDE card. See below for more info on these subjects.


MASTERS DIVISIONS FOR: 
Athletes from Countries OTHER THAN the US and Canada

MASTERS DIVISIONS athletes must have competed in a MASTERS class at a REGIONAL event in their home country, since January 2023. No specific placing is required. They must also meet the other requirements shown below, such as attaining a regional certificate from an event in your home country (if required) and having a proper NPC WORLDWIDE card. See below for more info on these subjects.



REGIONAL CERTIFICATES

Regional Certificates Are
REQUIRED FOR SOME ATHLETES FROM COUNTRIES OTHER THAN US AND CANADA:

Some athletes from outside of the US are required to get a regional certificate from their qualifying event.


WHICH COUNTRIES REQUIRE REGIONAL CERTIFICATES?

Athletes from the following countries are required to present a REGIONAL CERTIFICATE from their qualifying event in their home country and meet the qualifying requirements above. The promoter of the REGIONAL EVENT in the countries below will provide you a regional certificate.

Example: An athlete in Spain must compete in a regional event in Spain before they are allowed to compete in any Pro Qualifiers.  Once the athlete competes, the promoter of the event will issue the certificate.


THESE COUNTRIES REQUIRE REGIONAL CERTIFICATES:

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, Singapore, Spain, (District of) Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vietnam

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES BELOW


**Athletes from Denmark and Finland may compete in a Regional contest in Denmark or  Finland to fulfill the requirement for an Official Regional Certificate.

**Athletes from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay may compete in a Regional contest in any one of these 8 countries to fulfill the requirement for an Official Regional Certificate.

***Athletes from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam may compete in a Regional contest in any one of these 7 countries to fulfill the requirement for an Official Regional Certificate.


If your country is OUTSIDE of the United States and CANADA and is not shown in the list of regional certificates above, you must meet the qualifying requirements shown above under "ARE YOU FROM A COUNTRY OTHER THAN THE US AND CANADA"


LETTERS OF INVITATION
FOR ATHLETES FROM OUTSIDE THE US and CANADA

In some countries outside the US, a letter of invitation may be requested to allow the athlete to travel or obtain a visa to compete in the event.   If you DO require a letter of invitation, please REGISTER and PAY FOR THIS EVENT (The Arnold Amateur), and then you can generate an invitation letter from your "athlete profile", which will be sent to you after you register.


NPC CARD

All athletes (except Canadian athletes) must be a member of the National Physique Committee.

Canadian athletes must have an active CPA card.

US ATHLETES NEED A VALID NPC USA CARD

ATHLETES FROM OUTSIDE THE US AND CANADA NEED JUST AN NPC WORLDWIDE CARD. USA card not required for athletes from outside the US and Canada

CARDS MUST BE PURCHASED BEFORE THE EVENT AND ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT CHECKIN. Purchase from the entry form on this site!

CARDS ARE NOT SOLD AT THE EVENT. PRE-PURCHASE ONE from entry form




IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS:


If you have further questions on qualifying requirements or this Arnold Amateur event, please review everything above. If your question is not covered here, please contact arnoldamateur@npcevents.com.