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 Membership - Frequently Asked Questions

1. When does my membership expire?

All memberships are valid until December 31st of the current year. No membership cards from the current year are valid after January 1st.

2. Can I renew my membership?

Yes, on the online membership application page. You can do this any time from November 1st for the following year.

3. My online renewal is not being accepted.

You must enter the membership number including the GB but do not add your division. You must also use exactly the same email address that you originally used when applying.

4. When do I become a senior?

You remain a junior for the whole year in which you become 23 years old. The following January you will be a senior.

5. What is a sub junior?

You are a sub junior if you are 18 or under. You remain a sub junior for the whole of the year in which you become 18years old.

6. Will I receive a new membership card?

If you pay for an extended membership i.e. for the last few months of the year and the following year, you will receive your new membership card via email before January 1st.

7. What do I do if I lose my membership card?

You can request your membership Card to be re-emailed by entering your details using Forgotten Membership Number in the Membership drop down menu on the home page. 

8. When will my membership card arrive?

Online applications are usually processed on the day they are received and you will receive an email notification when it has been approved. You will receive your membership Card in PDF form via email shortly after and if it doesn't arrive, please check that it hasn't gone into your junk folder.

Membership applications, received by post are processed, as soon as payment is confirmed and your membership card is usually emailed the following day.

9. Which region should I select when applying for membership?

When joining British Powerlifting you must register in the area that you are officially resident. Joining other Divisions for 'better', 'more frequent' or 'more convenient' competitions cheats legitimate members of that Division out of competition medals and potentially records.

If you are resident in England then you can to check which Division you belong to by visiting: http://www.englishpowerlifting.co.uk/#!english-divisions/c2069 

You can not be a member of more than one Division. If you move to another region, please contact our Membership Registrar to amend your membership details.

10. I live in Scotland or Northern Ireland, how do I apply for membership?

If you are resident in Scotland then you should visit the following link: http://www.scottishpowerlifting.com/apply-online/ 

If you are resident in Northern Ireland you should visit: http://www.nipfpowerlifting.co.uk/join.php 

If your query has not been answered here, then please get in touch with our Membership Registrar using membership@britishpowerlifting.org 

British Powerlifting is the only UK powerlifting organisation that carries out independent WADA compliant drug testing. In 2017 we conducted some 140 anti-doping tests, all at our own expense. GB lifters in World Championships are registered with the IPF for Out of Competition Testing (OCT).

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