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Heather Young

Promissor and Pearson VUE Launch Real Estate Licensure Program for the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

Philadelphia, PA (September 1, 2006) — Promissor® Inc., a leading content development and high-stakes assessment provider recently acquired by Pearson VUE, announced the successful implementation of a new program to provide test development, test administration, psychometric services, and custom reports for the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection’s real estate licensure program.

The contract was awarded at the conclusion of a competitive procurement process in May, making the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection the third client to take advantage of the combined Promissor and Pearson VUE test center channel. The program was implemented in early July.

Both Promissor and Pearson VUE are committed to helping the Department reach its goal of providing greater convenience to their candidates by making their services available online and offering a more flexible examination schedule and near instantaneous access to exam results.

“We are extremely pleased to begin a partnership with the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection,” said Art Valentine, general manager of regulatory services. “The opportunity to introduce a new client to the combined strengths of Promissor and Pearson VUE is very exciting. We’re looking forward to providing the support and service levels that will help the Department of Consumer Protection continue to grow their program.”

Robert Whelan, president of Pearson VUE said, “Launching this new program for the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection presents a wonderful opportunity for us. By providing the client with test centers from both the Promissor network and the Pearson VUE testing channels, we not only give the candidates a very high level of scheduling flexibility, but we are also showing the industry how smoothly the integration of Pearson VUE and Promissor is progressing.”

In other news
Promissor also announced today that the State of Connecticut Insurance Department awarded a contract to Promissor to develop and administer computer-based examinations, provide reporting and continuing education license management services to the insurance marketplace. The Department, a former client, returned to Promissor through a competitive bidding process. Implementation of this program is scheduled for September 2006.

About Pearson VUE and Promissor
Pearson VUE ( is the global leader in electronic testing services for academic admissions, certification and licensure programs. Pearson VUE offers exams through the world’s largest network of more than 4,000 test centers in 145 countries, providing testing services for information technology, regulatory and certification boards, academic, government and corporate clients. Its innovative technology offers the security and control required by admissions, licensure and certification programs while its commitment to service provides customers with an unmatched testing experience. The company recently acquired Promissor, the leading provider of licensing examinations for state and federal regulatory bodies in the U.S., extending its leadership in the testing and certification industry.

Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), the international media company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group.

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