|For Immediate Release:||9 March 2007|
Kansas Insurance Department Re-establishes Relationship with Promissor and Pearson VUE for Test Administration Services
Philadelphia, PA, March 9, 2007 — Promissor®, a Pearson VUE business, announced that the Kansas Insurance Department has awarded a contract to Promissor and Pearson VUE for test administration services. Examination delivery began on February 12, 2007.
The Kansas Insurance Department had been a Promissor client since 1997, with Promissor administering the Department’s insurance licensure exams for eight years consecutively until October 2005. The Department’s decision to re-engage Promissor to administer exams signals the end of a one-and-a-half year relationship with their previous test administration vendor.
Among the program improvements Kansas insurance candidates can expect are exam delivery through a combined network of Promissor and Pearson VUE test centers, expanded testing opportunities, easy and rapid exam registration, and increased customer service levels for both themselves and the Kansas Insurance Department.
“Re-implementing this program allows us to leverage our deep knowledge of the Kansas Insurance Department to ensure the smoothest transition possible,” said Art Valentine, general manager of regulatory services for Promissor. “We are able to take what we know about the needs of the Kansas Insurance Department’s insurance licensure program and their constituents, and marry that with our extensive resources to provide a seamless transition and continuous support for the duration of the contract.”
Robert Whelan, president of Pearson VUE, said, “As a company, we never like to lose a client — especially a highly valued client like the Kansas Insurance Department, with whom we had such a long history. Naturally, we are excited to reestablish our relationship and continue to provide the reliable and attentive service and support that had been such an outstanding feature of our prior relationship.”
About Pearson VUE
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 test centers in 151 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 academic, licensure and certification programs while its commitment to service provides customers with an unmatched testing experience. Pearson acquired Promissor, which is now a business of Pearson VUE, 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.