|For Immediate Release:||5 June 2009|
|PR Contact:||Adam Gaber
National Society of Compliance Professionals Expands its Program Globally with Pearson VUE
CSCP exam now available worldwide through Pearson Professional Centers
BLOOMINGTON, Minn., June 5, 2009 — Pearson VUE, the electronic testing business of Pearson, announced the international expansion of the National Society of Compliance Professionals Inc.’s (NSCP) Certified Securities Compliance Professional® (CSCP®) exam. The CSCP exam, originally launched October 2007 in Pearson VUE’s owned and-operated test center network in the United States and Canada, will be available worldwide at 244 Pearson Professional Centers in 26 countries beginning June 15, 2009.
The CSCP program certifies those who have successfully demonstrated expertise of both broker-dealer and investment adviser compliance best practices, rules and regulations, and industry standards. The CSCP certification program is designed to address the dynamic changes and the increased responsibility and authority now carried by compliance professionals. “The increased global focus on securities compliance and ethics in the financial industry makes the CSCP program more relevant than ever,” said Lisa Nepi, deputy executive director and director of certification for the National Society of Compliance Professionals. “It is a logical time to expand the program, and Pearson VUE has made the transition to international delivery seamless.”
“We are pleased to build on our relationship with the National Society of Compliance Professionals by expanding this critical program, and we look forward to meeting the increased global demand for the Certified Securities Compliance Professional exam through our Pearson Professional Centers,” said Robert Whelan, president and chief executive officer of Pearson VUE.
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 National Society of Compliance Professionals
The National Society of Compliance Professionals (www.nscp.org) is a nonprofit, membership organization dedicated to serving and supporting compliance professionals in the securities industry. NSCP offers practical and interpretive guidance on compliance-related matters; alerts its members to important regulatory developments; sponsors educational meetings that serve as forums for exchanging ideas and information; provides professional analyses and counsel in regard to securities laws and regulations authorized by the states, federal agencies and the SROs; and promotes professionalism among compliance officials within the securities industry.