24 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 46 games each, over 46 game weeks.
3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.
1. points won; 2. total goal difference; 3. total goals scored; 4. points in head-to-head matches; 5. goal difference in hth matches; 6. goals scored in hth matches; 7. play-off.
4 teams from the Regular Season contest one place in 2017/2018 Championship in a knockout format.
Teams are paired according to their Regular season standings:
3rd vs 6th;
4th vs 5th.
Winners are decided over two legs.
Tie-breakers for the Promotion Play-off Semi-finals:
1. aggregate score from the two legs, 2. extra time, 3. penalties.
The two Semi-finals winners meet each other with the winner becoming the 2017/2018 Promotion Play-off winner.
Winner is decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.