Cost & Registration

FIRST® Robotics Competition leaves students with a sense of accomplishment and the understanding that they can do anything with their collective skills, leadership and confidence, and that their experience with FIRST will positively impact their future.

2025 Team Registration for FIRST Robotics Competition teams includes the following:

  • Official FIRST Robotics Competition team number for new teams.

  • 2025 Season Registration.

  • FIRST Robotics Competition Kit of Parts (Note: registration fees do not cover duties, fees, or taxes associated with shipping Kit of Parts items, nor do they cover shipping Kickoff Kits to team locations or shipping FIRST® Choice material. FIRST is not responsible for these additional costs. Additional costs per teams vary.)

    • Kickoff Kit (Rookie* teams receive additional materials with their Kickoff Kit)

    • Virtual Kit, and

    • credits for FIRST Choice

  • Free shipping of Kickoff Kit to a Local Kickoff (duties, taxes, and fees not included)

  • Eligibility for submitted Awards, including FIRST Impact Award (veterans only), Dean’s List Award, and Woodie Flowers Finalist Award

  • Team member and alumni access to career discovery opportunities, networking, and the FIRST Scholarship Program.

  • Access to team roster to register team members including mentors and participants

  • Participation at one (1) Regional Event for Regional Teams or participation at two (2) District Events for District Teams

FIRST believes all students need equitable access to opportunity, relevant mentorship, and engagement to build a foundation for a bright future. We are available to assist teams in securing funding when extra help is needed. Registered teams also receive complimentary access to FIRST fundraising tools and resources to help teams create their own opportunities. Grants and sponsorships for teams may also be available provided locally, regionally, and nationally by many corporations.


Season Cost

All Registration Fees are in U.S. Dollars only and sales tax may applyPlease note, by registering for any FIRST Program, you agree to FIRST Payment Terms.  


Step by Step Checkout Instructions

(Dashboard Tutorials provide step-by-step walkthroughs of the process.)

Regional Event Participants

FIRST Events - ALL REGIONALS Registration Fee Payment Due Date
1 Regional Event $6,000 November 12, 2024
Additional Regional Event(s) $3,000 January 22, 2025
FIRST Championship
(pre-qualified teams)
$5,750 April 8, 2025
FIRST Championship
(in-season qualifying teams)
$5,750 Email to team upon qualification with due date and terms


District Event Participants

Review the District & Regional Teams webpage for information about what areas compete in the District model.  


Please note that the following districts have different payment terms and teams in these areas should consult their District Leadership with any questions.:

FIRST Events - ALL DISTRICTS Registration Fee Payment Due Date
2 District Events $6,000 November 12, 2024
Additional Inter-District Plays** $1,000 January 22, 2025
District Championship*** $4,000 See below***
FIRST Championship
(pre-qualified teams)
$5,750 April 8, 2025
FIRST Championship
(in-season qualifying teams)
$5,750 Email to team upon qualification with due date and terms


District teams are able to play additional events if they choose for the below fees:

FIRST Events - Additional In-District Plays** Registration Fee Payment Due Date
  • FIRST Chesapeake District
  • FIRST Indiana District
  • FIRST North Carolina District
  • New England FIRST District
  • Peachtree District
$1,000 January 22, 2025
  • FIRST in Michigan District
  • FIRST Mid-Atlantic District
  • FIRST in Texas District
  • FIRST Israel District
  • FIRST Ontario District
  • Pacific Northwest FIRST District
See details above for payment terms for these districts.

*Rookie: Read full criteria

**Additional In-District and Inter-District Plays: Apply only to teams participating in the District system. 

***District Championships: FIRST Impact Award Winners must secure their District Championship slot within 72 hours of being notified if qualifying in Week 1-4; 48 hours if qualifying in Weeks 5-6.