|For Immediate Release:||23 June 2010|
|Pearson PR Contact:||Adam Gaber
The Colorado Division of Insurance Renews Contract with Pearson VUE
BLOOMINGTON, Minn., June 23, 2010 — Pearson VUE, the computer-based testing business of Pearson, announced today that Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies — Division of Insurance renewed its contract, following a competitive bidding process. The contract will extend Pearson VUE’s relationship with the agency through at least 2011.
Pearson VUE has been the sole testing vendor for the Colorado Division of Insurance (“Division”) for 20 years. The original contract involved content development and exam administration services. In 1995, Pearson VUE started providing license management services and opened a regional office in Aurora, Colo., in January 1996. Since then, Pearson VUE and the Division have built a solid relationship based on a thorough understanding of the Division’s needs.
Over the years, Pearson VUE and the Division have worked together to introduce several initiatives including fully converting from paper-and-pencil to computer-based testing and reducing the processing time between successful exam completion and official licensure. Continuing Education tracking has also been added over the course of Pearson VUE’s partnership with the Division.
John Postolowski, Deputy Commissioner, commented, “Our relationship with Pearson VUE has been pivotal in the continuing growth and development of the insurance testing program. The cooperative relationship and trust shared between the Colorado Division of Insurance and Pearson VUE allows us to maintain a high level of efficiency while controlling costs.”
Art Valentine, senior vice president of professional services and general manager of regulatory services at Pearson VUE, said, “The opportunity to introduce innovations to a client, see them successfully implemented, and continue to refine the processes and provide excellent service continuously for 20 years is a rarity. We are very pleased to have the opportunity to prove ourselves to the Colorado Division of Insurance again.”
Robert Whelan, president and chief executive officer of Pearson VUE, added, “Pearson VUE has been wholly committed to the growth and success of the Colorado Division of Insurance for two decades. It’s a privilege to continue our relationship with the Division and their 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 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.