|For Immediate Release:||11 July 2007|
The Virginia Bureau of Insurance Partners with Promissor, A Pearson VUE Business to Develop and Administer Insurance Exams
Philadelphia, PA, July 11, 2007 — Promissor®, the leading content development and high-stakes test provider for state regulatory and licensing programs acquired by Pearson VUE in 2006, announced the launch of a new program for the Virginia Bureau of Insurance (BOI). The program provides test development, administration, and maintenance services for over 13,000 candidates annually. The contract, awarded at the conclusion of a competitive bidding process in March, ends the BOI’s nearly two decade relationship with their previous vendor.
Virginia insurance candidates will have the advantage of the combined network of Promissor and Pearson VUE testing facilities. Together, this network gives candidates access to more testing opportunities in conveniently located, first-class test centers. Additionally, candidates benefit from a simplified registration process, allowing exam scheduling, via telephone or the Internet, at the test center of their choice.
“We welcome the opportunity to provide examination services for the Virginia Bureau of Insurance,” said Art Valentine, general manager of regulatory services at Promissor. “A great deal of effort has gone into tailoring and implementing a program specifically for the Bureau. We will continue to provide the same level of service and attention to detail after the program is launched.”
Robert Whelan, president of Pearson VUE stated, “The Virginia Bureau of Insurance’s decision to discontinue their longstanding relationship with the incumbent vendor to partner with us is very rewarding and reaffirms our position as an industry leader. I am certain that they will appreciate our unwavering dedication to customer service and the future development of their program.”
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 test centers in 162 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.