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SPECIAL UPDATE ON QUALIFICATIONS 2020 

For Natural Regional Shows:

  • Top 3 qualify to the Natural Pro-Qualifiers until December 31st of the following year.       

For Open Regional Shows:

  • Top 3 qualify to the Open Pro-Qualifiers until December 31st of the following year.  

For Pro-Qualifier Events Natural & Open:

  • Competitors must maintain a Top 5 placing at a Pro Qualifier to keep his or her qualification until December 31st of the following to all Pro Qualifiers.  Those not placing Top 5 at one Pro Qualifier will maintain their qualification to try at another Pro Qualifier that year.  
  • Top 15 from Pro Qualifiers qualify until December 31 of the following year to the North Americans.

For the Ben Weider Natural Pro Qualifier:

  • Top 15 from the Natural Canada's qualify until December 31 of the following year to the Ben Weider Natural Pro Qualifier.
  • Top 5 from the Ben Weider Natural Pro Qualifier maintain their qualification until December 31st of the following year.

NOTE:
You CANNOT 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 to compete in the True Novice category (never competed in any category at a bodybuilding or fitness competition).  The True Novice category provides no qualifications, just awards and bragging rights). 
All competitors who did not place in the Top 3 in any category may compete in the Novice category. The Novice category provides no qualifications, just awards and bragging rights.   All Novice competitors are eligible to compete in a regional competition - no pre-qualification.
Competitors can do True Novice, Novice & Open in the same show.
Competitors can cross over (compete in multiple categories) at the Regional level & Pro Qualifiers (provided you are qualified IN THOSE categories).
You cannot compete in a division at a Pro Qualifier that you are not qualified in.  For instance, a qualified bodybuilder CANNOT cross over into Classic Physique at a Pro Qualifier level unless qualified.
Arnold Amateur: no qualification required.
Olympia Amateur: no qualification required.
Placings achieved at North Americans, Arnold Amateur or Olympia Amateur will NOT qualify you to a CPA Pro Qualifier.
 
OUT OF COUNTRY COMPETITORS
US competitors will need an NPC Membership and can register online to compete at the Toronto Pro Qualifier, Vancouver Pro Qualifier and the Ben Weider Naturals Pro Qualifier. No pre-qualification.
All other countries can register online for the Toronto Pro Qualifier, Vancouver Pro Qualifier and the Ben Weider Pro Qualifier.  No Pre-qualification.
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's and Canadian Nationals:  One Pro card will be handed out for each division to the overall winner in both open and masters.  (These competitions will be open to Canadians ONLY.)
Toronto Pro Qualifier: One Pro card will be handed out for each division to the overall winner in both open and masters, except for Wellness Masters where one Pro Card will be handed out to the Overall Open Winner.  
Vancouver Pro Qualifier:  One Pro Card will be handed out to the overall winners in the open class only.
Ben Weider Natural Pro Qualifier:  One Pro Card will be handed out to the overall winners in the open class only.
Fitness will no longer have the 2 piece presentation round – routine ONLY.