CFO was formed in 2008 by the NCAA and the Collegiate Commissioners’ Association for the purpose of:
- Ensuring consistent application of NCAA football playing rules and officiating mechanics;
- Establishing a central leader for officiating;
- Enhancing the existing Division I conference officiating programs to ensure officials and conferences adhere to NCAA and CCA rules and policies; and
- Positioning the officiating community for the future in an attempt to present players, coaches and fans with the best experience possible.