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For Immediate Release: 5 May 2008
PR Contact: Pearson VUE
Mary Beth Mohn, Marketing Director

The Institute of Internal Auditors Launches Computer-Based Certification Exam

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., May 5, 2008 — Pearson VUE, the electronic certification and licensure testing business of Pearson, announced the transition of The Institute of Internal Auditors’ (IIA) certification exam, the Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®), from paper-and-pencil to computer-based test delivery beginning today, May 5, 2008. This exam will be delivered exclusively through Pearson VUE’s company-owned and -operated network of Pearson Professional Centers, as well as at Pearson VUE® Authorized Test Center Select locations around the world.

The Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation is the only globally accepted certification for internal auditors and remains the standard by which individuals demonstrate their competency and professionalism in internal auditing. The CIA exam will be delivered in English, Japanese, French, Spanish, German and Italian, with additional languages and The IIA’s specialty exams to be added.

“Partnering with Pearson VUE was the next step we needed to take to support the global growth of the internal audit profession,” said Susan Lione, vice president, Professional Practices. “IIA candidates will have the ability to test in a highly secure environment almost anywhere, anytime, and in a multitude of languages. Transitioning to computer-based delivery will not only make the examination process easier, but more convenient and accessible for CIA exam candidates around the world.”

“With our cutting-edge technology and the most extensive test center network in the industry, Pearson VUE has the capabilities to help The IIA grow and develop their multilingual certification program,” said Robert Whelan, president, Pearson VUE. “We’re dedicated to providing The IIA with exceptional test delivery and the global coverage their program demands.”

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.

About The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
Established in 1941, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association with global headquarters in Altamonte Springs, Fla., USA. The IIA is the global voice, acknowledged leader, principal educator and recognized authority of the internal audit profession and maintains the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards). These principles-based standards are recognized globally and are available in 25 languages. The IIA represents more than 140,000 members across the globe, and has 247 affiliates in 92 countries that serve members at the local level. Members work in internal auditing, risk management, governance, internal control, information technology audit, education, and security. For more information on The IIA, please visit www.theiia.org.

Last updated 2008-05-05