|For Immediate Release:||17 June 2010|
|Pearson PR Contact:||Adam Gaber
The American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians Exams Successfully Transitioned to Computer-based Delivery
BLOOMINGTON, Minn., June 17, 2010 — Pearson VUE, the computer-based testing business of Pearson, announced today that the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP) has successfully converted their certification exams from paper-and-pencil to computer-based delivery. AOBFP examinations are available throughout the secure Pearson VUE-owned and -operated network of Pearson Professional Centers.
Established in 1972, the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP) is one of 18 certifying Boards of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and is regulated by its Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists to administer examinations resulting in certification awarded by the American Osteopathic Association. The examinations offered by the AOBFP include primary certification in family practice and osteopathic manipulative treatment; certification of added qualifications (CAQ) examinations in osteopathic geriatrics in family medicine, sports medicine, undersea and hyperbaric medicine, hospice and palliative care, and sleep medicine; recertification in family practice and osteopathic manipulative treatment; and CAQ recertification in addiction medicine, osteopathic geriatrics in family medicine and sports medicine.
“We have chosen to utilize computer-based testing to bring more convenience to our applicants completing residency training and to our established physicians. We chose to partner with Pearson VUE because of their leadership in security to protect our credential, while at the same time providing maximum convenience,” said Frank A.E. Bonifacio, DO, FACOFP, AOBFP chair. “The consistent and secure testing experience available through Pearson VUE’s company-owned test centers was a key differentiator in making our decision.”
“We are pleased the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians chose Pearson VUE for its transition to computer-based delivery, we know the decision was made after extensive due diligence to ensure the best experience for their candidates,” said Robert Whelan, president and chief executive officer of Pearson VUE. “This is an important program that affects the health and well-being of many people. We are delighted with the success of the initial event and look forward to providing the outstanding testing experience that AOBFP and its candidates deserve.”
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