It is compulsory to all competitors participating
in an NMFA sanctioned event, to obtain a medical certificate
before being allowed to compete. The certificate must be issued
by a legally certified doctor. Additionally, the certificate
must state that the competitor is in good physical health,
therefore deemed suitable to compete. The certificate is considered
valid up to a maximum of 1 year after the date of issuance.
NMFA will provide the certificate which will be used for
the examination by the performing doctor. A valid NMFA certificate
can be downloaded (PDF) by clicking this link.
The competitor will be required to bring the NMFA certificate
to their doctor who will perform the necessary examination
according to the items stated in the certificate. If the
competitor possesses an equivalent to the NMFA certificate
which contains the same requirements and is no more than
1 year old, this equivalent will be considered as valid.
The competitor will be required to bring the certificate
for approval by a doctor appointed by NMFA, at a time and
a place set by the organizer of the event (normally at the
weigh-in and rules meeting). If the competitor fails to
bring a certificate at this time and place, an NMFA doctor
will be present and will perform the examination and issuance
of the certificate. In said occurrence, all document and
examination expenses will be covered by the competitor.