Silouette - Powerlifting Disciplines


Education is an important aspect of the IPF Anti-Doping program.

You are subject to the IPF Anti-Doping Rules if you participate in the sport of powerlifting as:

  • an athlete
  • an athlete support personnel (like a coach, a trainer, a physician, a parent, etc.)
  • a sport administrator, a volunteer, or an official of a powerlifting club, national federation, etc. (director, staff, etc.)

IPF strongly encourages all its participants to complete education to understand the rules that apply to them and to know their rights and responsibilities under the IPF Anti-Doping Program.

In addition to the information provided on the IPF website, WADA’s Anti-Doping Education and Learning platform (ADEL) provides athletes, coaches, doctors, administrators, and others with access to a wide range of topics related to clean sport and anti-doping.

IPF requires ALL ATHLETES to successfully complete the International-Level Athletes Education Program course through ADEL (or other IPF approved course/system) in order to be nominated for any event listed on the IPF Calendar. Certificates must be provided as part of the nomination process.

As of 01 January 2023, IPF requires ALL HEAD COACHES to successfully complete the High Performance Coaches’ Education Program course through ADEL in order to attend any event listed on the IPF Calendar. IPF strongly encourages all Head Coaches to complete their education as soon as possible.


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