Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get an NPC card?

You can purchase an NPC card at any NPC sanctioned show on the Friday night before the competition. The NPC card is $135 (cash only).

You can also purchase online on the official NPC website.  Purchase NPC Card Here

Why do I have to purchase an NPC card?

The NPC is private organization that requires it’s members to register for both insurance and to insure that people who are participating are in good standing with the NPC.

What are the different divisions that the NPC offers?

For the men we offer Bodybuilding, Male Classic Physique & Male Physique.
For the women we offer Bodybuilding, Women’s Physique, Figure, Fitness, Bikini and Wellness.

For official rules and criteria for each division, please visit NPC News Online.

What is a True Novice Class?

True novice is for competitors who have never competed before, and it is their first show.

What is a Novice Class and who can compete in the novice class?

Novice is open to any competitor that has not previously placed first in a novice class.
Novice class does not qualify for a national show.

What is an Open Class and who can compete in the open class?

Open is just as the name implies it is open to any competitor regardless of age, first show or hundredth. If you place in first or second in a open class that qualifies you to go compete at any national level show.

What is a national level show?

A national level show is the second step in obtaining your IFBB Pro League card. To qualify to compete in a ‘Nationals’ show, you must take first or second place in a local ‘national qualifying’ show, in an open class.