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What does it cost to participate in DI?

For planning purposes, here are the up-front costs most new teams can expect:

1. Team Number purchase. The Team Number is a code unique to your team that allows you to register to tournament. Buying a Team Number gets you access to the Challenge Materials, Rules of the Road, practice Instant Challenges, and Team Manager training.

A Team Number costs $110USD.  In some areas around the world, pricing will differ based on your local economy. Visit our Pricing page for more details.


2. Background Check purchase. All of our Team Managers must clear a background check before they begin working with their team. You can purchase a Sterling Background Check through DI for $40. To review other ways to obtain or share a background check, visit our Background Check page.

Do you live outside the United States? Learn about your options here.

Do you already have a background check? Learn about your options here.


3. Affiliate fees. Depending on your location, there may be additional Affiliate fees or Tournament fees.  Use our Locations page to learn more and to get contact information for an Affiliate or Regional Director near you. 


Additional expenses that a team should consider are the materials they purchase to create and build their Challenge solution as well as any travel expenses for tournaments in their Affiliate. Because of the varied nature of our Challenge Experience, it is difficult to estimate the exact expenses each team will spend on Challenge materials.  These costs are based on the needs of the team.

If your team advances to our Global Finals tournament in May, you will need to consider expenses to cover your registration fee, travel, and housing.  The registration fee for Global Finals is US$5,500 per team. Non-US teams will receive a US$500 discount to help cover visa application costs.