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As a Home Nation of British Powerlifting, The English Powerlifting Association is unequivocal in its opposition to drugs in sport and strictly adheres to the IPF and the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) code. All international lifters are required to register with the IPF and are included in their Out of Competition Testing Pool.  In addition, competitors for British Championships are required to complete a 'whereabouts' form, as part of our new online application process, to enable OOC in the time period preceding the championships.
British Powerlifting is the only UK powerlifting organisation to have WADA approved drug testing independently carried out.
Click on the link to view the British Powerlifting Anti-Doping Policy  
Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE)

'Therapeutic Use Exemptions' allow some athletes to legitimately compete whilst taking medication ordinarily banned under WADA rules.
More information can be found regarding this in the following WADA documents..
WADA Therapeutic Use Exemption Guide
Any British Powerlifting Member that wishes to have a TUE claim considered must submit a completed TUE form directly to British Powerlifting using the email address below. 
Please follow the link to download a 'Therapeutic Use Exemption Form'  
The Strict Liability Principle
Strict liability means that you are solely responsible for any banned substance you use, attempt to use, or is found in your system, regardless of how it got there or whether there was any intention to cheat.
What Happens in a Test
Athletes should feel prepared and know their rights and responsibilities when they are notified to be tested by a Chaperone or Doping Control Officer. View the video below explaining the testing process from start to finish. 



















Anti-Doping Rule Violations 
Breaking the anti-doping rules can result in a ban from all sport. The Code outlines the Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs). Athletes and athlete support personnel need to make sure they are fully aware of these violations, and the consequences of breaking them. For more information and what this means for those individuals, click here.
For information on individuals serving a ban from sport, visit UKAD's Sanction Page on their website.
Report Concerns
If you have concerns about the behaviour of individuals, or have specific information regarding the use of prohibited substances, please let  UKAD know via Protect your Sport.
At UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) we are passionate about protecting clean sport so that athletes can compete knowing they are doing so on a level playing field.
To help us catch cheats and to protect the integrity of sport, we need your help.
We know we can't do it alone. It takes a team.
If you have any suspicions of doping activity in sport, no matter how small the information may seem, you can come forward in confidence via our Protect Your Sport platforms.
To do this please visit Protect your Sport 
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