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Why Visit A USPA Certified Gym?

Be Part of a Growing Powerlifting Community

Men and women of all ages are realizing that powerlifting is a fun, challenging, and productive path to overall health and fitness. As the fastest growing association in the sport, the USPA is leading the way by offering education, affiliation, and over 300 competitions per year throughout the country.

Certified USPA Training Center

Gyms that become a Certified USPA Training Center will be granted licensing rights that enable use of the USPA trademark to promote their gym, thereby expanding new membership opportunities in a rapidly growing training segment. Your gym will also be profiled on our website as an approved USPA Training Center to encourage referrals from lifters in your area seeking training and guidance in the sport of powerlifting.


How to get your gym USPA Certified

Apply Online

Fill out your application and agreement for the USPA to review.

Pay Annual Fee

There is an annual fee of $550 per year or $150 per quarter to become a certified gym.

Get Certified

The USPA will review your application inform you with the status.


Certified gyms must be a commercially located facility with qualified staff and sufficient equipment to accommodate training of the squat, benchpress, and deadlift. Each facility must also have a USPA Certified Coach on staff.

The USPA may, at their discretion, and based on the experience of the gym/trainers, grant a temporary 12-month extension of the Certified Coach requirement. This will be determined after the USPA office reviews each affiliate application. 

The current rate is $550/year or $150/quarter. Gyms that affiliate at the current rate are guaranteed the same rate for each subsequent year of renewal. Rates for future certification are subject to change.


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