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Pearson VUE
Stephanie Dille

Promissor Launches New Program for Insurance Licensure Testing for the North Dakota Insurance Department

Philadelphia, PA (November 15, 2006) — Promissor, a Pearson VUE business, announced the successful implementation of a new program to provide test development, test administration, and psychometric services for the North Dakota Insurance Department.

The contract was awarded at the conclusion of a competitive procurement process in August and the program was implemented on November 1, 2006. Candidates for the insurance licensure in North Dakota are using the combined Promissor and Pearson VUE test center network, which is providing them with greater convenience, expanded testing opportunities, easy and rapid exam registration and increased customer service levels.

North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jim Poolman said, “The Department is extremely excited and looking forward to our new partnership with Promissor to administer a full-service testing program that features valid and reliable examinations as well as convenient and flexible testing opportunities for our North Dakota licensing candidates.”

“With each successive program implementation, Promissor and Pearson VUE continue to demonstrate our unwavering commitment to quality and service to the insurance industry as well as the other markets we serve,” said Art Valentine, general manager of regulatory services for Promissor.

Robert Whelan, president of Pearson VUE said, “We are extremely pleased to be selected by the North Dakota Department of Insurance to serve their constituents and take part in the Department’s initiative to deliver industry-leading technology and services. The North Dakota Department of Insurance’s confidence in our ability to launch their program within a compressed time table is proof of the industry’s confidence level in the successful integration of Pearson VUE and Promissor.”

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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