Competitors are tested on their skills in the clinical and administrative setting. They are judged on speed, the use of correct safety measures and the ability to interact personally with a patient. Skills tested are general office skills, communication skills, patient education, knowledge of anatomy and physiology, terminology, instrument identification, equipment and knowledge of a variety of clinical procedures and techniques. Competitors need to assess a situation in a short period of time and perform a skill required for that situation within the given time limit.
The SkillsUSA Illinois Championships follow the current edition of the SkillsUSA National Technical Standards. These are available to professional members (advisors and teachers) following membership registration.