INBF/WNBF FAQ - ISRAEL

REGISTERING FOR AN EVENT

How do I register for an event?

On the events page, select the desired event. Fill out the form to register. Note that unless otherwise specified, the registration fees apply only to the actual registration. Polygraph screening will be charged separately.

CATEGORIES OF COMPETITION

What categories are offered?

  • Men and Women’s Bodybuilding
  • Men’s Physique
  • Bikini
  • Fit Body
  • Men’s Classic Physique

CLASS ENTRY & CROSSOVERS

For INBF Pro Qualifying events, athletes may enter Open OR Novice, NOT BOTH. Crossovers may occur between an age division and Open or Novice, or between categories such as Figure & Fit Body, or Men’s Physique and Bodybuilding.

Why do you not allow novice to open crossovers?

The INBF does not allow this because the divisions are a totally different mind set. Novice athletes should have a goal to gain competition experience, and do the best they can. By not allowing Open competitors to cross back into Novice, this gives people the best chance to compete with other beginners. It makes for a fair playing field for real Novice competitors. Open class competitors should have competed before, and are working towards winning Pro status.

What is the definition of Novice?

Novice competitors are either first time competitors, someone who has competed and has not placed, or has not placed top three in an Open class. If you win a Novice class, you are then required to compete in an Open division.

Membership

Global union membership is valid for 11 months after enrollment.

International Athletes

International competitors can compete in local competitions if the country is a member of the union.

DRUG TESTING

Am I required to take the polygraph?

Yes, we require all competitors to take and pass an intense polygraph. This test is good for 6 weeks for amateurs and 2 weeks for pros. If you are entering another INBF or WNBF event please let the show promoter know you have been tested and they will confirm this with a WNBF official.

Can I use another organizations polygraph test?

No, we require all competitors to test directly with us. Our banned substance list is more stringent than other organizations, and we have very high standards for our licensed professionals.

How long does the polygraph take?

The polygraph examination itself is not a long process, usually completed on Thursday & Friday prior to a Saturday competition. The pre-screening, completing the athlete questionnaire, and multiple pre-interviews do take significantly more time. All of this information is necessary for us to gather in order to make our polygraph process more valid. You should plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment time to fill out paperwork. Some testers will require you to submit paperwork in advance. A valid ID, drivers license, or passport also needs to be provided to the polygraph examiner.

Am I required to urine test?

If you are a Professional member, we can and will ask competitors to submit a urine specimen unannounced. If you are at a show, all prize money winners and also pro card winners are required to urine test immediately after leaving the stage from awards. All competitors are required to test in a posing suit and will not be allowed to bring anything into the testing area.

Banned Substances/Prescribed Medications:

אנא קרא את רשימת החומרים האסורים כאן לפני שליחת שאלה בנושא.

אתלט אשר נכשל בבדיקת סמים או בדיקת פוליגרף נדרש לדווח על כך לפני הרשמה ל INBF. אי-ביצוע הוראה זאת יגרור השהיית חברות למשך 7 שנים.

PRO-QUALIFYING CRITERIA

There must be at least Eight (8) competitors in the following categories for a WNBF Pro Card to be awarded (No Exceptions)

  • Bikini
  • Figure
  • Men’s Bodybuilding
  • Men’s Physique

There must be at least Five (5) competitors in the following classes for a WNBF Pro Card to be awarded (No Exceptions)

  • Women’s Fit Body
  • Women’s Bodybuilding
  • Masters (All categories)

**Pro Card winners Must submit a urine specimen the day/evening of the competition!

**WNBF Professionals who place in the money and do not submit a urine specimen will face disqualification and/or suspension.

Pro’s from other organizations – am I eligible for the WNBF?

The WNBF only accepts pro card winners through the INBF and International Affiliate Sanctioned events.

COMPETING AS A PRO

Can I compete in any Pro event?

The WNBF has Pro events across the country and throughout the year. If you hold a current WNBF Pro card, you are eligible for all of them. The only event that requires a qualification is the WNBF World Championship. To compete in the WNBF World Championships, you need to compete in any WNBF Pro show in the year of the Worlds you are hoping to compete. You will also be qualified if you have placed top three at the previous year Worlds or won an Overall Pro title any time in the WNBF.

If I win prize money, when do I receive it?

If you win prize money, your checks will be sent within 30 days of receiving urine testing results.  You will be required to fill out a W9 form before we submit payment to you.

I just won my pro card, when do I have to compete?

Pros are required to compete within a year of winning their pro card. If you have circumstances regarding a delay, please contact us for an extension. Extensions are granted for medical reasons, pregnancy or personal hardships.

Once I have competed, what do I have to do to stay eligible as a pro?

Pros are required after their first pro show to compete every two years and to keep dues current. Annual Pro Membership Fees are required to be up to date at all times.

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