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For Immediate Release: 12 February 2009
PR Contact: Adam Gaber

The Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists Renews Exclusive Agreement with Pearson VUE

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., February 12, 2009 — Pearson VUE, the computer-based testing business of Pearson, announced that it has signed a long-term renewal agreement with the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT). Pearson VUE provides both test development and test delivery services for the computer-based RPSGT™ Examination for Polysomnographic Technologists.

The BRPT’s credentialing program has grown from eight technologists certified by the first RPSGT™ administration in 1979 to more than 13,000 Registered Polysomnographic Technologists today. These credentialed technologists have made a commitment to professionalism, competence and ethics by meeting the BRPT standards for certification.

The RPSGT™ examination will continue to be delivered throughout the Pearson VUE owned- and-operated global network of Pearson Professional Centers and Pearson VUE® Authorized Test Center Select centers around the world.

“Pearson VUE has been an extraordinarily strong testing partner,” said BRPT President Becky Appenzeller, RPSGT, R. EEG T., CNIM. “Over the past year they have performed for BRPT in the face of sometimes challenging circumstances, including the disastrous summer flooding in the Midwest. We’re happy to continue to build our testing relationship.”

“We have enjoyed tremendous growth in the industry and in our program over the last few years,” added John Ganoe, CAE, BRPT executive director. “Pearson VUE’s international coverage, security and customer service made renewing our relationship an easy decision.”

“We have been honored to be a part of BRPT’s respected program and rapid growth,” said Robert Whelan, president of Pearson VUE. “We look forward to continuing our relationship and further expanding the BRPT credential worldwide.”

About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE 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 most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in 165 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.

About the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists
Established in 1978, the BRPT is a non-profit certification board that seeks to cultivate the highest professional and ethical standards for polysomnographic technologists by providing an internationally recognized credential. The Registered Polysomnographic Technologist™ (RPSGT) is a healthcare professional who has earned the credential that represents the highest certification in the field for the health care professionals who clinically assess patients with sleep disorders.

Last updated 2009-02-12