IPC Eligibility Code Form- Athletics

For a current list of IPC licensed athletes, please check the IPC Classification Masterlist

IPC Licensing Facts

2018 IPC licenses are now available.  There have been several changes to the IPC license and classification system for Athletics that will go into affect January 1, 2018.  Click HERE to read detailed email sent out to licensed athletes. 

World Para Athleticss (WPA) has launched an online database application that was developed in partnership with Atos Origin. The application is called the IPC Sport Data Management System (SDMS). The general functionality of the online application includes the following:

  • Captures athlete biographies, eligibility data (nationality, classification, etc.), results, potential records;
  • Provides U.S. Paralympics with online reports and data for its respective athletes;Calculates world and regional rankings, records and other reports (e.g. classification master lists) and

NOTE: Athletes MUST have a current IPC License in order to:

  • be included on the WPA world and regional ranking lists. (athlete must also have confirmed or review international classification status)
  • have a result count for a world and regional record application.
  • achieve a result to be considered for National Team status.
  • achieve a result to be considered for Games/World Championships team selection.
  • be eligible for WPA International Classification.

The IPC license is valid from the time of application through the end of that calendar year.  The license will expire at the end of each calendar year and must be renewed to carry over from one year to the next.

Who should apply for an IPC License

The IPC License is only required for athletes (age 14 and above) who plan to compete at the elite/international level (i.e. Paralympic Games).  Unless specifically noted, the IPC License is not required to enter a competition.

Athletes should submit their IPC License documents and payment only after a current standard has been achieved (i.e., National Championships entry standard is the minimum requirement) and the National Classification process has been completed. 

Please note that athletes who compete at an event where international classification is offered will be required to submit the Medical Diagnostics Form/supplemental documentation six weeks prior to the competition and participate in international classification if they hold an IPC License and have a New (N) or Review (R) international classification status.

Athletes should submit the IPC License information if they are:

  • over the age of 14
  • have a U.S. Passport or U.S. Birth Certificate (driver’s licenses are not accepted)
  • planning to or are currently competing at the elite/international level (i.e., Paralympic Games).
  • have achieved a current standard (i.e., National Championships entry standard is the minimum requirement).
  • have completed the National Classification process.
  • have submitted the Medical Diagnostics forms/documents and plan to participate in a competition that offers international classification within this calendar year.

Athlete's who have been IPC licensed in previous years and need to renew the license, must complete the following steps. 

1.  Submit License fee of $25 USD.  Submit the following VISA credit card information by calling Bryce Boarman at 719-866-4240.

  • Credit card number
  • Credit card expiration date
  • Name on the credit card

2.  Scan and email a completed and signed IPC Eligibility Code Form to Bryce.Boarman@usoc.org (must have original signature-no electronic signatures will be accepted).  You can also fax the form to 719-866-2029.

3.  Athletes who have a international classification status of Review or Review 2018 must submit medical documentation and supporting documents before you can be licensed.  If your international classification status is confirmed you do not need to submit the medical form.

Physical Impairment Medical Diagnostics Form

Visual Impairment Medical Diagnostics Form

Intellectual Impairment TSAL Questionnaire

4.  Equipment Form and photos of equipment.  This form is not required for licensing however it is required for athletes who wish to compete in Grand Prix events (i.e. Desert Challenge), World Championships and Paralympic Games.  The equipment form will only need to be completed once however if your equipment changes you will need to resubmit the form along with photos of your new equipment.

Athlete’s who have not been licensed must complete the following steps.  (All steps must be completed to receive an IPC license).

1. Scan and email a completed and signed IPC Eligibility Code Form to Bryce.Boarman@usoc.org (must have original signature-no electronic signatures will be accepted). You can also fax the form to 719-866-2029.

2. Email a copy of your passport.  The IPC requires a passport or passport card as proof of citizenship.  Scan the informational page of your passport (the one with your photo), save it as a PDF and email it to Bryce.Boarman@usoc.org.   Please do not fax as it will not come through clearly.  If you do not have a passport or your passport is being processed you may submit a copy of your birth certificate and submit the passport at a later date.

3. Email a recent headshot photo (photos MUST: have a white background, not include headgear, dark glasses and hair bands on the athlete and have the head of the athlete looking face-on).  Using a digital camera, have someone take a picture of you against a white wall and email the photo to Bryce.Boarman@usoc.org.  Please do not fax as it will not come through clearly.

4.  Submit a copy of your Medical Diagnostics Form.  Your doctor or ophthalmologists must fill out the paperwork and attach supporting documentation.  The TSAL form must be filled out by a coach.  This form can be emailed to Bryce.Boarman@usoc.org or faxed to the attention of Bryce Boarman at 719-866-2029.

Physical Impairment Medical Diagnostics Form

Visual Impairment Medical Diagnostics Form

Intellectual Impairment TSAL Questionnaire

5. Submit License fee of $25 USD.  Submit the following VISA credit card information by calling Bryce Boarman at 719-866-4240.

  • Credit card number
  • Credit card expiration date
  • Name on the credit card

If you do not have access to a scanner, you can mail the information to:  

        USOC-Paralympic Division, 
        Attn: Bryce Boarman
        One Olympic Plaza, 
        Colorado Springs, CO 80909. 

If you are paying the fee by check or money order, the payment should be made payable to: USOC-Paralympic Division.

6.  Equipment Form and photos of equipment.  This form is not required for licensing however it is required for athletes who wish to compete in Grand Prix events (i.e. Desert Challenge), World Championships and Paralympic Games.  The equipment form will only need to be completed once however if your equipment changes you will need to resubmit the form along with photos of your new equipment.

The SDMS will issue a unique athlete identification number, which will remain with the athlete through his/her sport career.   The IPC Athlete License will be valid for one calendar year (January-December).  Please allow 48 hours for the license to be active on the IPC Masterlist.

The International Classification status will be listed as N (New) for athletes who have never completed an IPC International Classification evaluation.  

If you have any questions, please call or email Bryce Boarman at 719-866-4240 or Bryce.Boarman@usoc.org