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Special Update on qualifications for 2019 and on…….
Lifetime bys for past provincial overall winners will continue, however competitors must maintain a top 5 placing at the pro qualifier to maintain his or her qualification to that pro qualifier. Those not placing top 5 at one pro qualifier  will maintain their qualification to  try another pro qualifier that year.
All other past qualifications from CBBF or Provincial Associations will be grandfathered in up to 2019 provided you purchase your 2018 CPA membership.
For all 2018 Natural regional events
for 2018 natural regional events top 5 qualify to the 2018 Natural Canada except novice
Top 3 will qualify up to December of 2019 regardless of when they competed in 2018.
Top 15 from the natural Canada qualify to 2018 North Americans
Top 5 from the natural Canada qualify to the 2018 or 2019 North Americans
 
For all 2018 open regional events
for 2018 regional open contest everyone qualifies except novice qualify to 2018 open pro qualifiers
for 2018 regional open top 3 qualify up to December of 2019 to pro qualifiers regardless of when they competed in 2018.
 
For all 2018 pro qualifiers events natural and open
Top 5 from 2018 open pro qualifiers maintain their qualification to the pro qualifiers event they competed in up to December 2019
Top 15 from 2018 pro qualifiers qualify to the next North Americans
Top 5 from the 2018 pro qualifiers qualify to one of the next two North Americans.
 
For all 2019 Natural regional shows
For all 2019 natural regional contests Top 5 qualify to 2019 Natural Canada and Top 3 qualify to 2019 Natural Canada or to the 2020 Natural Canada 
 
For all 2019 regional open shows
For all 2019 open regional and shows top 5 qualify to all 2019 pro qualifiers
For all 2019 open regional shows top 3 qualify up to December 2020
 
 
                                   SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATION INFORMATION for 2018 PROQUALIFIERS 
• If you competed at CBBF in 2016 and placed top 5 you qualify for a CPA open pro-qualifier
• If you competed at CBBF in 2017, you qualify to compete at a CPA open pro-qualifier
• If you competed at provincials in 2017 and placed top 5 you qualify for a CPA open pro-qualifier
• If you competed at regionals in 2017 and placed top 5 you qualify for a CPA open pro-qualifier
• If you competed at CBBF Natural (World Qualifier) in 2016 and placed top 5 you qualify for the CPA natural pro-  qualifier
• If you competed at CBBF Natural (World Qualifier) in 2017, you qualify to compete at the CPA natural pro-qualifier
• If you competed at provincial’s natural stream in 2017 and placed top 5 you qualify for CPA natural pro-qualifier
• If you competed at regionals natural stream in 2017 and placed top 5 you qualify for CPA natural pro-qualifier
 
NOTE: In AB, NL & NB the open stream qualified you for the CBBF Natural World Qualifier, and this will be grandfathered in for the CPA natural pro-qualifier for 2018 ONLY.
• If you compete at a 2018 CPA Regional Open, you are qualified for all open pro-qualifiers
• If you compete at a 2018 CPA Regional Natural event, you are qualified for the CPA natural pro-qualifier
• The above qualifications allow you to compete at ALL pro-qualifiers. Your top 5 placing at said pro-qualifier will qualify you to return to THAT pro qualifier ONLY.
• You can NOT cross over from open to natural. You must be qualified in both, to compete in both natural and open.
• All first-time competitors are eligible for Novice - no pre-qualification. Novice provides no qualifications, just awards.
• All competitors are eligible for a regional competition - no pre-qualification.
• Competitors can do both Novice & Regional in the same show.
• Competitors can cross over (compete in multiple divisions) at the regional level & pro-qualifiers (provided you are qualified IN THAT division).
• You cannot compete within a division at the pro-qualifier that you are not qualified in. For instance, a qualified bodybuilder can NOT cross over into classic at the pro-qualifier level unless qualified.
• Existing provincial qualifications will be grandfathered in for 2018 only. Regional & provincial qualifications will provide eligibility for the pro-qualifiers in 2018. All qualifications will be reviewed for 2019.
North Americans: if you placed top 15 at a 2018 CPA pro-qualifier OR top 5 from CBBF in 2017
• Arnolds Amateur: no qualification required for 2018
• Olympia Amateur: no qualification required for 2018
• Placings achieved at North Americans, Arnolds Amateur or Olympia Amateur will NOT qualify you for a CPA pro-qualifier
 
• OUT OF COUNTRY COMPETITORS
• US NPC competitors will need an NPC Membership and can register online to compete at the Toronto Pro/Am or Vancouver Pro/Am, no pre-qualifications
• All other countries can register online for the Toronto Pro/Am or Vancouver Pro/Am, no pre-qualifications
• COUPLES DIVISION
• Promoters can elect to have a couple’s division for awards only. Pro-qualifiers will NOT have this division.
 
• IFBB PRO CARDS 
Natural Canada and Canadian Nationals One pro card will be handed out for each division to the overall winner.
• One Pro card will be handed out in overall open divisions and one pro card in overall master divisions (winners in grandmasters and super grand masters will compete with the masters for overall) at the October 20, 2018 GNC/Allmax Open Canadian National Pro-Qualifier and the August 4, 2018 GNC/Allmax Natural Canadian National Pro-Qualifier ONLY. (These competitions will be open to Canadians ONLY.)
Toronto Pro qualifier and the Vancouver Pro qualifier only: For the CPA 2018 transition year those competitors who are only qualified in the master’s division and not the open division will be allowed a bye to enter the open division as one of the cross over division choices available, for a chance to win an IFBB pro card.
• Fitness will no longer have the 2-piece bikini round – routine ONLY
There will be pro cards handed out for overall winners in the open class only at Toronto Pro qualifier and the Vancouver Pro qualifier only