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Pearson VUE
Stephanie Dille

Iowa Insurance Division Contracts with Promissor for Test Administration and Continuing Education Services

Philadelphia, PA (October 20, 2006) — Promissor, a Pearson VUE business, announced that the Iowa Insurance Division has awarded a contract to Promissor for test administration and continuing education services that is set to commence on December 1, 2006.

The Iowa Insurance Division’s decision to engage Promissor to administer exams and deliver other services signals the end of a multi-decade relationship with their previous test administration vendor.

As a result of this change in vendor, Iowa insurance licensing candidates will experience the following Promissor and Pearson VUE offerings:

“We are grateful for the Iowa Insurance Division’s confidence in Promissor and Pearson VUE. We are excited to get the program up and running and also looking forward to working closely with the Division to continue implementing program improvements for their constituents,” said Art Valentine, vice president of professional services and general manager of regulatory services for Promissor. “Our goal is to bring the extensive resources and expertise of Promissor and Pearson VUE to bear in both the planning, administration, and future development of this program.”

Robert Whelan, president of Pearson VUE said, “Even prior to the acquisition, Pearson VUE and Promissor have shared a passion for creating the best possible testing experience for the candidate and a tradition of working closely with our clients to develop innovative, forward-reaching solutions for their programs. Our combined teams and expertise are what will make the December 1st launch of the Iowa Insurance Division’s program a success.”

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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