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For Immediate Release: 12 December 2008
PR Contact: Adam Gaber

Pearson VUE Begins Licensure Testing for the Wyoming Insurance Department

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., December 12, 2008 — Pearson VUE, the industry leader in computer-based testing, has announced the successful launch of the Wyoming Insurance Department’s (“Department”) licensure examination program. The contract, awarded at the conclusion of a competitive bidding process last year, ends the Department’s 17-year relationship with its current vendor.

The Department attributed their decision to a number of factors including the security of Pearson VUE test centers, its user-friendly candidate registration system, and a simplified candidate appeals process. The Department was also motivated by Pearson VUE’s strategy to increase the number of testing sites within Wyoming; Pearson VUE will offer a company-owned and -authorized test center solution to meet the capacity and geographic needs of the State’s program.

“Pearson VUE’s solution was everything we were looking for in regards to security, technology, convenience, and value,” said Alan Ose, president of the Wyoming Board of Insurance Agent’s Examiners. “We are confident that Pearson VUE will deliver the best possible service for candidates while also helping the Insurance Department run a smoother operation.”

“It’s never easy for a client to switch providers, especially after 17 years of service,” said Art Valentine, vice president of professional services and general manager of regulatory services at Pearson VUE. “But we intend to show the Department that they made the right decision in choosing Pearson VUE by extending our commitment to client satisfaction to Wyoming.”

Robert Whelan, president of Pearson VUE continued, “We are very pleased to have the opportunity to offer the Wyoming Insurance Department our testing services. Pearson VUE’s dedication to quality service, enhanced security, and superior technology will exceed the expectations of the Department and its constituents.”

About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’s largest and most secure network of test centers in 162 countries. 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 2008-12-12