Effective January 1, 2022, Regional Certificates are valid ONLY within the same calendar year.
Any athlete who resides in a country with a Regional Certificate requirement must compete in a Regional contest in his or her country and must obtain a Regional Certificate before competing in a Pro Qualifier contest anywhere in the world. This Regional Certificate is valid only until December 31, 2022. In 2023 and each year thereafter, this athlete must again compete in a Regional contest in his or her country to meet the yearly Regional Certificate requirement.
Athletes in the following countries must have an “Official Regional Certificate” confirming they competed in a Regional contest in their country not more than one year before competing in a Pro Qualifier contest: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Uruguay