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.


2022 Team Registration for FIRST Robotics Competition teams includes the following:

  • Official FIRST® Robotics Competition team number for new rookie teams.

  • 2022 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).

    • 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 Chairman’s Award (veterans only), Dean’s List, 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

Team Registration fees do not include any duties, fees, or taxes to ship the Kickoff Kit or FIRST Choice items. FIRST is not responsible for these additional costs. Additional costs per teams will vary.

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.

 

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REGIONAL EVENT PARTICIPANTS

FIRST Events - ALL REGIONALS Registration Fee Payment Due Date
Rookie (1 Regional Event)* $6,000.00 11/15/2021
Veteran (1 Regional Event)** $5,000.00 11/15/2021
Additional Regional Event(s)*** $3,000.00 01/31/2022
FIRST Championship (pre-qualified FIRST Robotics Competition Teams) $5,000.00 01/31/2022
FIRST Championship (in-season qualifying FIRST Robotics Competition Teams) $5,000.00 Email provided to FIRST Robotics Competition team upon qualification with payment due date and terms

 

 

DISTRICT EVENT PARTICIPANTS

FIRST Events - ALL DISTRICTS Registration Fee Payment Due Date
Rookie (2 District Events)* $6,000.00 11/15/2021
Veteran (2 District Events)** $5,000.00 11/15/2021
Additional Inter-District Plays*** $1,000.00 01/31/2022
District Championship**** $4,000.00 See below****
FIRST Championship (pre-qualified FIRST Robotics Competition Teams) $5,000.00 01/31/2022
FIRST Championship (in-season qualifying FIRST Robotics Competition Teams) $5,000.00 Email provided to FIRST Robotics Competition team upon qualification with payment due date and terms

 

FIRST Events - Additional In-District Plays*** Registration Fee Payment Due Date
FIRST Chesapeake District (CHS) - DC, MD, and VA Teams $1,000.00 01/31/2022
FIRST in Michigan District (FIM) - MI Teams $500.00 01/31/2022
FIRST Indiana District (FIN) - IN Teams $1,000.00 01/31/2022
FIRST in Texas District (FIT) - NM and TX Teams $1,500.00 01/31/2022
FIRST Mid-Atlantic District (FMA) - DE, NJ, and Eastern PA Teams $500.00 01/31/2022
FIRST North Carolina District (FNC) - NC Teams $1,000.00 01/31/2022
New England FIRST District (NE) - CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, and VT Teams $1,000.00 01/31/2022
Peachtree District (PCH) - GA Teams $1,000.00 01/31/2022

 

FIRST Israel (ISR) District (Israel Teams only) See FIRST Israel website for payment terms, fees, and payment due dates.
FIRST Ontario (ONT) District (Ontario, Canada Teams only) See FIRST Robotics Canada website for payment terms, fees, and payment due dates.
Pacific Northwest FIRST (PNW) District (AK, OR, and WA Teams only) See Washington FIRST Robotics website for payment terms, fees, and payment due dates.


*Rookie: Read full criteria

**Veteran: Any team that does not meet the Rookie Criteria

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

****District Championships: Chairman 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 5-7.