Officials are some of the most important members of the Junior Bible Quiz community. These volunteers help ensure the efficiency and integrity of all JBQ quizmeets. There are six types of officials: coordinator, coach, quizmaster, head judge, timekeeper, and scorekeeper. Officials make sure that each match runs smoothly and according to the National JBQ Guidelines.
The officials test has two parts: general rules and responsibilities of officials; and electronic scorekeeping. All officials must take and pass both portions of the test with at least a 75%. Passing the test does not mean you will be required to officiate in each of these areas, rather that you are qualified to serve in any of these roles. Your church coordinator will recommend you for a position. Certification is valid for three years.
Each team is required to bring two certified officials to a quizmeet. Coordinators and coaches, while required to pass the officials test, are separate from each team’s officials list. Volunteers wanting to take the officials test should submit their tests by the Sunday prior to the quizmeet. Test scores are sent to the PF District Office the next day. Officials may continue to submit their tests until the day before the quizmeet, but they must notify their league coordinator.