|For Immediate Release:||4 August 2014|
|Media Contacts:||Damien Fletcher
Tel: +44 (0)20 7775 6785
Texas Real Estate Commission selects Pearson VUE to develop and deliver regulatory licensing computer-based testing program
BLOOMINGTON, MN, August 4, 2014 – The Texas Real Estate Commission has signed a new multi-year contract with computer-based testing leader Pearson VUE to develop and deliver a range of licensing examinations. The initial multi-year contract period will commence September 1, 2014.
Pearson VUE will provide Association of Real Estate License Law Officials-certified exams and administer the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors and the Appraiser Qualifications Board exams, along with testing content specific to Texas. These are licensing examinations for real estate brokers, sales agents, real estate inspectors, professional inspectors, certified general appraisers, certified residential appraisers and licensed real estate appraisers.
Pearson VUE will deliver the exams through its existing test center network in Texas, giving candidates the choice of 19 locations throughout the state, while also offering the convenience of booking and re-scheduling tests when they choose.
Douglas Oldmixon, Administrator of the Texas Real Estate Commission said: "We look forward to this new relationship with Pearson VUE. After a competitive bid process, we selected them because they offered the best value for the agency and its licensing candidates, with significant experience in test development, administration and delivery services."
Bob Whelan, CEO and President of Pearson VUE, said: "We are extremely pleased to be entering this new multi-year partnership with the Texas Real Estate Commission, and to be expanding our presence in Texas. These tests will improve the careers and lives of people working in the real estate sector throughout the state."
About The Texas Real Estate Commission
The Texas Real Estate Commission exists to safeguard the public interest and protect consumers of real estate services. In accord with state and federal laws, the agency oversees real estate brokerage, appraisal, inspection, home warranty and timeshare interest providers. Through education, licensing and regulation, the agency ensures the availability of qualified and ethical service providers, thereby facilitating economic growth and opportunity in Texas.