Gear Approval Application – Current Vendors

THIS APPLICATION IS FOR CURRENT VENDORS ONLY. If you are a new vendor, please visit

Thank you for your interest in the USPA Gear Approval process.

No gear inspections will be conducted after the November 15th deadline. No exceptions.

Manufacturers must submit samples during the review period to make sure their equipment complies with required specifications. If the submitted samples do not comply, the manufacturer will be notified of the specific deficiency, so they can take corrective action, within the inspection period, if they choose. If the samples pass inspection, the items will be added to the Approved Equipment List for the following year. Any vendor that sends equipment to the USPA for inspection must pay all return shipping costs within 30 days if they want the item(s) returned; otherwise the items will be donated to the USPA Powerlifting Foundation to support lifters in need.

All manufacturers who would like to remain on the Approved Equipment List for future editions of the USPA Rulebook will be subject to an annual fee of $500 for the 1st item category and $250 for each additional category, payable no later than December 1st of the year preceding publication. A separate invoice will be sent.
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