The WPA was founded to bring unity to a fragmenting industry by working hand-in-hand with existing organizations where applicable and possible, and fostering a greater sense of community across the board through sporting events, charitable activity and community outreach
Becoming a Pro
Cash prizes are awarded at all Pro events. Competitors must meet eligibility requirements in order to participate in International Pro Elite events. Those requirements include being free of all banned substance use for at least the stated durations in the drug testing guidelines and having qualified to compete as an pro. Competitors who do meet eligibility requirements must also have a current International Pro Elite Membership for any date of a pro show participation (the term “Pro Card” used frequently refers to Pro Membership cards).
One can qualify for International Pro Elite competition by winning shows that are designated as being pro qualifiers. They include the World Physique Alliance (WPA), and the North American Natural Bodybuilding Federation (NANBF), the United Natural Bodybuilding Association (UNBA), the Super Natural Bodybuilding Federation (SNBF), the Naturally Fit Federation (NFF) and the Natural Physique and Athletic Association (NPAA). Competitors who win Open division overall titles at Pro qualifiers become eligible for Pro open competition. If those competitors’ ages fall into Pro Masters ranges (age 40+), they may also participate in Pro Masters events. Competitors who win Masters division overall titles become eligible to compete in International Pro Elite Masters competition only (not Pro Open competition too).
One can qualify for International Pro Elite competition by winning shows that are designated as being Pro qualifiers. There must be at least 3 participants in the division in order to earn a pro card.