SkillsUSA California Championships

The SkillsUSA Championships Technical Standards are the official rules of all Nationally recognize contests. The official Technical Standards can be found on the SkillsUSA Registration Site by logging in with your paid professional membership and Pin number (retrieval guide found here). Please be sure to reference the Technical Standards for the current school year, as they are updated on an annual basis by the National SkillsUSA Staff. 

Please note that all California Only contests are governed by their own rules not found in the official technical standards. These contest rules can be found in the contests web updates.

Contest Updates

Contest updates are posted as they are received from the Technical Committee Chairs and Contest Coordinators. If information is not listed through the links below, refer to the National Technical Standards for base line contest information. Check back often as updates are coming in regularly. All clothing requirements will be in line with the National Clothing Guidelines. 

State Contest Updates & Guidelines

Click on the contest below for a link to the PDF file.

Links in bold lettering are now live. Updates will be added as we
receive them from the
Technical Committee.

*** All links are subject to change ***


Contest Name

20 Second Elevator Story

3-D Visualization and Animation

Action Skills

Additive Manufacturing

Advertising Design

American Spirit

Architectural Design

Architectural Drafting

Audio/Radio Production

Automated Manufacturing Technology

Automotive Refinishing Technology

Automotive Service Technology

Aviation Maintenance Technology


Basic Health Care Skills

Broadcast News Production



Chapter Business Procedure

Chapter Display

CNC Milling Specialist

CNC Technician

CNC Turning Specialist

CO2 Race and Design

Collision Damage Appraisal

Collision Repair Technology

Commercial Baking

Community Action Project

Community Service

Computer Programming


CPS - Arts and Communications Technology Cluster

CPS - Business, Management and Technology Cluster

CPS - Health Services Cluster

CPS - Human Services Cluster

CPS - Industrial and Engineering Technology Cluster

CPS - Natural Resources/Agriculture/Food Cluster


Crime Scene Investigation

Criminal Justice

Culinary Arts

Customer Service

Cyber Security

Dental Assisting

Diesel Equipment Technology

Digital Cinema Production

Early Childhood Education

Electrical Construction Wiring

Electronics Technology

Emergency Medical Technician

Employment Application Process

Engineering Technology/Design



Extemporaneous Speaking


First Aid - CPR

Graphic Communications

Graphic Imaging - Sublimation

Health Knowledge Bowl

Health Occupations Professional Portfolio

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration