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For Immediate Release: 15 February 2008
PR Contact: Pearson VUE
Mary Beth Mohn, Marketing Director

American Board of Anesthesiology Signs Test Delivery Contract with Pearson VUE

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., February 15, 2008 — Pearson VUE, the electronic certification and licensure testing business of Pearson, announced that it has signed a long-term contract with the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) to provide test delivery services for the Board’s certification exams. ABA certification exams, including the Primary Recertification/Maintenance of Certification Examination (MOCA) and the Primary Certification Written Exam (Part 1), will be delivered through the Pearson VUE-owned and -operated network of Pearson Professional Centers throughout the United States and its territories.

The American Board of Anesthesiology examines and certifies physicians who complete an accredited program of anesthesiology training in the United States and voluntarily apply to the Board for certification or maintenance of certification. Its mission is to maintain the highest standards of the practice of anesthesiology and to serve the public, medical profession, and health care facilities and organizations.

“We have always placed the highest value on protecting the integrity of our exams,” said Frank Hughes, Executive Director, ABA. “With a field like anesthesiology, it is important to find a test delivery provider that embraces the same quality and security standards that we maintain as an organization. In addition, we are confident that Pearson VUE’s network of professional test centers will provide our certification candidates with an effective testing experience.”

“We are pleased to welcome the American Board of Anesthesiology to our Pearson Professional Center network,” said Robert Whelan, president, Pearson VUE. “We are committed to providing the most secure, high-quality testing environment for our clients’ testing programs, and we’re honored the ABA has entrusted its certification program to Pearson VUE.”

About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in electronic testing for regulatory and certification boards, providing a full suite of services from test development to test delivery to data management. Pearson VUE offers exams through the world’s largest network of test centers in 162 countries, providing testing services for information technology, academic, government and professional clients. Pearson VUE acquired the former Promissor in 2006, thereby extending its leadership in the certification market. The company’s innovative technology offers the highest levels of security and program control, while its commitment to service provides clients and individual test takers with an unmatched testing experience.

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.

Last updated 2008-02-15