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For Immediate Release: 29 July 2009
PR Contacts: Adam Gaber

BOMI International Selects Pearson VUE as Testing Services Provider

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., July 29, 2009 — Pearson VUE, the computer-based testing business of Pearson, announced that it has signed an agreement to be the exclusive provider of computer-based testing for BOMI International. Beginning January 2010, BOMI designation examinations will be available only through the expansive network of Pearson Professional Centers and Pearson VUE® Authorized Test Center Selects globally, as well as in Pearson VUE® Authorized Test Center locations in Canada.

A BOMI designation is recognized as a mark of distinction across the commercial property and facility management industry. BOMI offers four professional designation programs – RPA® (the Real Property Administrator), FMA® (the Facilities Management Administrator), SMA® (the Systems Maintenance Administrator), or SMT® (the Systems Maintenance Technician).

“With Pearson VUE as the exam delivery provider for the BOMI designation programs, our candidates will have the flexibility to choose when and where to test throughout the Pearson VUE network of secure test centers,” said Amy McMonigle, vice president of operations. “Additionally, delivering the exam electronically will speed up the designation process for BOMI candidates.”

“Our strong network of secure test centers as well as our commitment to reliable technology enables us to efficiently deliver professional certification exams to thousands of locations around the world.” explained Robert Whelan, president and chief executive officer of Pearson VUE. “We strive for excellence within each area of our business, and we are excited to work with BOMI as they transition their program from paper-and-pencil. We are confident BOMI will experience multiple benefits as a result of moving to computer-based delivery with Pearson VUE.”

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 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 BOMI International
Founded in 1970 and located in Annapolis, Maryland, BOMI International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization. As the primary educational resource for today’s top corporations, government agencies, property management firms, unions, and trade associations, BOMI’s goal is to work across industry sectors to improve the skills of professionals at many levels with property, facility, and systems responsibilities. BOMI is known for industry-standard designations – the Real Property Administrator (RPA®), the Facilities Management Administrator (FMA®), the Systems Maintenance Administrator (SMA®), and the Systems Maintenance Technician (SMT®). More than 20,000 building professionals hold one or more BOMI designations, and nearly 10,000 students register for individual courses each year. For more information, or to register with BOMI International, visit www.bomi.org.

Last updated 2009-07-29