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For Immediate Release: 18 October 2010
PR Contact: Adam Gaber

The Association of Social Work Boards Chooses Pearson VUE for Test Delivery

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., October 18, 2010 — Pearson VUE, the computer-based testing business of Pearson, announced today that the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) has signed a multi-year contract with Pearson VUE for computer-based delivery and psychometric support of its social work licensing examinations. Beginning January 1, 2011, social work licensing exams will be offered in Pearson Professional Centers throughout the United States and Canada.

The Association of Social Work Boards comprises state and provincial social work regulatory bodies. Its mission is to assist its members through the development of uniform assessments and other services that strengthen protection of the public. Membership includes 49 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the District of Columbia and ten Canadian provinces.

“The ASWB Board of Directors very carefully considered options for testing vendors, and feels that Pearson VUE offers a range of services that are in the best interests of ASWB and its member boards,” said ASWB Executive Director Donna DeAngelis. “We look forward to developing a strong relationship with Pearson VUE, and believe that ASWB member boards will benefit from this change.”

“The process to become a licensed social worker requires focus, commitment to high standards and a lot of hard work,” said Robert Whelan, president and CEO of Pearson VUE. “As ASWB’s new testing partner, we share ASWB’s dedication to excellence and integrity, and pledge to serve its licensure candidates with the same resolve.”

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 largest and most 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.

Last updated 2010-10-18