Powerlifting Federations Comparison

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United States

Federation Division Bench Shirts Lifting Suits Mono Test
Plies Material Plies Material Brief
100% Raw 0 0 No No Yes
AAU Raw 0 0 No No Yes
Equip 1 Pol 1 Pol No No Yes
ADAU 0 0 No No Yes
ADFPF Raw 0(w) 0 No No Yes
Equip 1 Pol 1 Pol No No Yes
AFPF UNL Pol,Den,Can UNL Pol,Den,Can Yes Yes No
AAFPF UNL Pol,Den,Can UNL Pol,Den,Can Yes Yes Yes
AFPF Raw 0(w) 0 No Yes No
AAFPF Raw 0(w) 0 No Yes Yes
APA Open 2 Pol,Den 2 Pol Yes Yes No
Tested 2 Pol,Den 2 Pol Yes Yes Yes
Unl Open Unl Pol,Den,Can Unl Pol,Den,Can Yes Yes No
Unl Test Unl Pol,Den,Can Unl Pol,Den,Can Yes Yes Yes
Raw Open 0(w) 0(k) No Yes No
Raw Test 0(w) 0(k) No Yes Yes
APC 2 Pol,Den UNL Pol,Den,Can Yes Yes No
Raw 0(w) 0(k) No Yes No
UAPC 2 Pol,Den 2 Pol,Den,Can Yes Yes Yes
APF UNL Pol,Den,Can UNL Pol,Den,Can Yes Yes No
AAPF UNL Pol,Den,Can UNL Pol,Den,Can Yes Yes Yes
APF Raw 0(w) 0 No Yes No
AAPF Raw 0(w) 0 No Yes Yes
APL Single 1 Pol,Den,Can 1 Pol,Den,Can No No No
Multi UNL Pol,Den,Can UNL Pol,Den,Can Yes No No
Raw 0(w) 0(k) No No
IBP Raw 0(w) 0(k) No No Yes
Equip 1 Pol 1 Pol No No Yes
IPA Pro Unl Pol,Den,Can 2 Pol,Den,Can Yes Yes No
Amateur 2 Pol,Den,Can 2 Pol,Den,Can Yes Yes Yes
Pro-Raw 0(w) 0 Yes No No
Am-Raw 0(w) 0 Yes No Yes
ISA 2 Pol,Den,Can 2 Pol,Den,Can Yes Yes No
ISAA 2 Pol,Den,Can 2 Pol,Den,Can Yes Yes Yes
MSA 0(w) 0 No No No
NASA Equip 1 Pol 1 Pol Yes Yes Yes
Raw 0(w) 0(k) No Yes Yes
PPL Raw 0(w) 0(k) No No Yes
Equip 1 Pol,Den,Can 1 Pol,Den,Can Yes No Yes
NOVA 0 0 No No
PRIDE Raw 0(w) 0(k) No No
Geared 2 Pol,Den 2 Pol,Den,Can Yes No No
Unlimited Unl Pol,Den,Can Unl Pol,Den,Can Yes No No
PRPA 0(w) 0 No No
RAW United Raw 0(w) 0(s) No No
Ironman 0 0 No Yes
SLP 1 Pol 1 Pol Yes No Yes
SPF Single 1 Pol,Den,Can 1 Pol,Den,Can Yes Yes No
Multi UNL Pol,Den,Can UNL Pol,Den,Can Yes Yes No
Raw 0(w) 0(k) Yes No
SSA Unlimited UNL Pol,Den,Can UNL Pol,Den,Can Yes Yes No
Single 1 Pol,Den,Can 1 Pol,Den,Can No Yes No
Standard 0(w) 0 No Yes No
UPA Open 2 Pol,Den,Can 2 Pol,Den,Can Yes Yes No
Tested 2 Pol,Den,Can 2 Pol,Den,Can Yes Yes Yes
Raw Open 0(w) 0(s) No Yes No
Raw Test 0(w) 0(s) No Yes Yes
USAPL 1 Pol 1 Pol No No Yes
Raw 0(w) 0(s) No No Yes
USPF Single 1 Pol 1 Pol Yes No No*
Multi 2 Pol,Den 2 Pol,Den,Can Yes Yes No*
WABDL 2 Pol,Den 1 Pol Yes Yes
WNPF Raw 0(w) 0(k) No Yes Yes
Equip 1 Pol,Den 1 Pol,Den No Yes Yes
Unlimited 3 Pol,Den 2 Pol,Den Yes Yes Yes
WNPFLT Raw 0(w) 0(k) No Yes Yes
Equip 1 Pol 1 Pol No Yes Yes

International

Federation Division Bench Shirts Lifting/Squat Suits Mono Test
Plies Material Plies Material Briefs
GPC 2 Pol,Den UNL Pol,Den,Can Yes Yes No
IPF 1 Pol 1 Pol No No Yes
WDFPF Raw 0 0 No No Yes
WPA Open 2 Pol,Den 2 Pol Yes Yes No
WPC UNL Pol,Den,Can UNL Pol,Den,Can Yes Yes No
AWPC UNL Pol,Den,Can UNL Pol,Den,Can Yes Yes Yes
WPC Raw 0 0 No Yes No
AWPC Raw 0 0 No Yes Yes
WPF 1 Pol 1 Pol Yes Yes No
WUAP 2 Pol,Den Unl Pol,Can,Den Yes Yes Yes

Canada

Federation Division Bench Shirts Lifting/Squat Suits Mono Test
Plies Material Plies Material Briefs
CDFPA Equipped 1 Pol,Den 1 Pol Yes No Yes
Unequipped 0 0 No No Yes
CPA Open 2 Pol,Den 2 Pol Yes Yes No
Tested 2 Pol,Den 2 Pol Yes Yes Yes
CPO 3 Pol,Den 3 Pol,Den,Can Yes Yes No
CPU 1 Pol 1 Pol No No Yes
IPA 2 Pol,Den Unl Pol,Den,Can Yes Yes No

Great Britain

Federation Division Bench Shirts Lifting/Squat Suits Mono Test
Plies Material Plies Material Briefs
BDFPA Equipped 1 Pol,Den 1 Pol Yes No Yes
Unequipped 0 0 No No Yes
BPC 2 Pol,Den UNL Pol,Den,Can Yes Yes No
BPO 1 Pol 1 Pol Yes Yes No
GBPF 1 Pol 1 Pol No No Yes
GPCGB 2 Pol,Den Unl Pol,Den,Can Yes Yes No

Abbreviations Key:
Pol=Polyester | Can=Canvas | Den=Denim
(w) – Wrist wraps allowed.
(k) – Knee wraps allowed.
(s) – Knee sleeves allowed.
* – Some USPF meets are drug tested as determined by the meet director.

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