ITCC Rules

The ITCC rules are reviewed annually by the Rules Committee. If changes are required to make the event safer, follow changes in industry standards, or create a more efficient method of event scoring, those changes are made during the annual review period. The most current version of the rules can always be found at this location.

The official ITCC rules are published in English. Some translated versions of the rules are available but they may not be the most current version of the ITCC rules. (Translations)

2018 ITCC Rules Review

Thank you for your feedback. The review period is now closed. The final 2018 ITCC Rules will be announced and posted online once they have been finalized. 2017 ITCC Rules are still valid and should be used until the 2018 version of the rules has been made available. 

Current ITCC Rules

2017 ITCC Rules (as of 26 June 2017)

These are the current ITCC rules effective as of the 2017 ITCC on July 28 2017.This format of the rules is made available to enable easy review and comparison of changes made from the previous version.

NOTE: The Ascent Event will be replacing the Secured Footlock during the preliminaries. Chapters have the option of running Secured Footlock until further notice from ISA. Rules and scoresheets for the Secured Footlock are available online only.

To help with the transition from the Secured Footlock Event to the Ascent Event, ISA has produced a visual guide to illustrate how to run the event. Use this to understand how the event should be run and what goes into each of the three timed components.

For additional assistance, watch the video below, which is the Ascent Event portion of the Gear Technicians’ Meeting at ITCC 2017, presented by John ‘Didj’ Coles, ISA Rules Chair.

Rule Books

Copies of printed rule books are available for purchase via the ISA online store. If you are holding an event and have questions about ordering rule books, email ISA Customer Service or call +1.217.355.9411.

Rules Comments and Questions

The ITCC Rules Committee welcomes comments and suggestions for improving the competition rules. Questions regarding rules clarification are also encouraged.

If you would like to submit a comment, question, or suggestion regarding ITCC rules, please use the online submission form.

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