Philadelphia, PA (October 10, 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 and test administration in addition to psychometric, continuing education, and license management services for the Connecticut Insurance Department.
The contract was awarded at the conclusion of a competitive procurement process in May. Like the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, the Connecticut Insurance Department has the advantage of the using the combined Promissor and Pearson VUE test center channel to provide greater service and convenience to their constituents. The program has been in operation since early September.
Among the program improvements Connecticut insurance candidates can expect are more test center locations, expanded testing opportunities, easy and rapid exam registration, and increased customer service levels for the client and their candidates.
“The process of putting a program in motion becomes easier with each successful implementation,” said Art Valentine, general manager of regulatory services for Promissor. “The great benefit to the Connecticut Insurance Department is the different areas of expertise within Pearson VUE and Promissor that mesh perfectly together to form the ideal solution for both the Department and their constituents.”
Robert Whelan, president of Pearson VUE said, “We have a commitment to each individual client to provide the greatest level of customer service and support while offering the latest in technology and an industry-leading suite of services. The successful launch this program for the Connecticut Insurance Department presents further proof of our dedication and serves as another milestone in the integration of Pearson VUE and Promissor.”
About Pearson VUE and Promissor
Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) 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.