The World Fitness Federation is known as a non-profit organization with 182 countries registered as affiliated members. Every year IFBB organizes nearly 2,500 events and tournaments from national, regional, continental and world levels. IFBB is currently a major federation recognized by more than 90 national Olympic committees.
Currently, there are many established federations, WBFF, NPC, NANBF …. Each federation has its own rules about requirements for athletes, from body composition to weight division, to testing for the use of stimulants. Each federation approves its own fitness events, and this can be confusing for you to find a contest for yourself.
Since each website only lists some of their own events, you are forced to search each federation page to find out all the events that have occurred and will take place. You may feel like playing in competitions affiliated with a certain federation. Some federation competitions will be more popular in one region of the country or in one part of the world than in other federation competitions.
At NANBF, you can compete in any professionally certified tournament for amateur players in the open class that can be granted a pro card. Only a limited number of pro card classes will be issued in each tournament category in each competition.
Once you have the pro card, you will become a professional athlete but only in the league that gives you that card and can only compete in the events organized by that federation or in competitions. organized by other federations that accept cards from your federation.
And the path to becoming a professional athlete will vary depending on the rules of each federation. If you wish to become a professional athlete, your goal is to compete or be judged by the events that the prize comes with a Pro card.