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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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