Today NPC and IFBB League President Jim Manion sent out an official announcement that you can read below.
The National Physique Committee (NPC) is the only Federation in the USA recognized by the IFBB Professional League. The NPC is “still” the only way for USA competitors to earn IFBB Professional Status. This will have no effect at all on NPC USA competitors. Jim Manion is both the NPC and IFBB Professional League President.