The Canadian Powerlifting Union recognizes specific training facilities nationwide as Certified Training Centres (CTC).  CTCs function as a means of promoting the sport and providing a physical location for our athletes to train.  They also serve as locations for powerlifting related events and education.  In addition to upholding the standards of the organization, they must meet the following requirements:

  • Company is responsible for a $200 one time payment to the Canadian Powerlifting Union to complete process.

  • The company must display the banner in clear view inside.

  • Company must have at least one competition spec lever-adjustable squat/bench press rack or equivalent as featured in CPU/IPF competition (Combo Rack, Eleiko, ER, Bull, ect.).

  • Variety of equipment that a CPU Powerlifting lifter would need to adequately train for a competition including but not limited to: 20kg barbell (Eleiko, Ivanko, Leoko, Rogue, Titex), kilo-calibrated discs (Eleiko, Ivanko, Leoko, Titex), power rack, and lifting platform.

  • Company will be listed on the CPU website (below) under "Certified Training Centers"

The facility will meet all the requirements listed above. The facility will become a Certified Training Center by paying a one-time fee of $200 to the CPU, provide proof of equipment, and return the signed agreement. The CTC will be listed on the CPU main website and be promoted on social media when announced.

All participating organizations receive an official letter and one CPU Powerlifting banner for display.  Additional advantages of becoming an CTC are increased visibility for the training facilities, CPU Powerlifting, coaches, and lifters.

If you’re interested in becoming an official CTC:

1) Fill out and sign agreement form HERE

2) Provide photos of required gym equipment

3) Provide a shipping address for the banner, the physical location of gym, website, and any contact info

3) Send all documentation to Shane Martin, at president@powerlifting.ca

4) Afterwards, the CPU will invoice you the $200 payment

5) The CPU sends you the banner and your company gets listed below!

Future Proof Performance

178 Weber St N, Waterloo, ON N2J 3H4, Canada

Champions Health and Fitness

1127 11 Ave SE, Slave Lake, AB T0G 2A3, Canada

Victoria Barbell Club Inc.

2675 Wilfert Rd, Victoria, BC V9B 6M3, Canada

Iron Sisters


Evolve Sunridge

2985 23 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 7L3, Canada

Genesis Athletic Club

949 3rd St W, North Vancouver, BC V7P 3P7, Canada


Kings Fitness

4109 11 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 3H1, Canada

Prime Strength Club

590 Portland St, Dartmouth, NS B2W 6B7, Canada

Foundation Fitness

637 Solomon Cres, Regina, SK S4N 4N7, Canada

Barrie Barbell Club

41 Commerce Park Dr, Barrie, ON L4N 8X1, Canada


Synergy Strength

1222 Quebec Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1V3, Canada

Jungle Gym Lifthouse

12371 Horseshoe Way, Richmond, BC V7A 4Z1, Canada