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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. —  The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recently conducted a request for proposals (RFP) for the officiating services program, including registration, education, assigning and payment for selected NCAA championship officials. RefQuest (RQ+) has been selected as the officiating services platform provider for the NCAA effective September 1, 2022. RQ+ will serve as the provider for five years, through August 31, 2027.

Beginning with the 2022-23 winter sports, officials interested in becoming eligible to officiate selected NCAA winter championships must register and complete eligibility requirements on the RQ+ platform. Rules tests, video content, background checks, digital rules books and case books and other sport-specific information also will be available on the RQ+ platform. There will be some overlap during the Fall of 2022 as the NCAA aims to make the transition as smooth as possible. Thus, the 2022 fall sports will continue to be on the ArbiterSports platform. However, moving forward all sports will be on the RQ+ platform.

As part of the NCAA’s commitment to the recruitment and retention of officials in all sports, it is anticipated the NCAA will soon expand the officiating services program to encompass all sports and NCAA championships.

The RQ+ platform will be available to register 2022-23 winter and 2023 spring sport officials beginning Summer 2022.

2022 Fall Sports
Officiating Services Platform
Field Hockey, Football, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Women’s Volleyball and Men’s Water Polo
2022-23 Winter Sports
Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Women’s Bowling, Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey, Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field and Wrestling
RefQuest (RQ+)
2023 Spring Sports
Baseball, Men’s Lacrosse, Women’s Lacrosse, Softball, Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field and Women’s Water Polo
RefQuest (RQ+)


Release courtesy National Collegiate Athletic Association

Collegiate Water Polo Association