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For Immediate Release: 9 December 2010
PR Contact: Adam Gaber
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The International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards Renews with Pearson VUE for Test Delivery

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., December 9, 2010 — Pearson VUE, the computer-based testing business of Pearson, announced today that the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards (ICFSEB) has signed a multi-year contract with Pearson VUE for computer-based delivery and test development of its National Board and State Board examinations. ICFSEB examinations are delivered exclusively thru Pearson VUE’s company-owned and -operated network of Pearson Professional Centers across the nation.

The International Conference is a not-for-profit voluntary association providing examination services, information, and regulatory support to funeral service licensing boards and educators, governmental bodies, as well as other regulatory agencies.

“The Conference values its partnership with Pearson VUE,” said Robert Barnes, president of ICFSEB. “Pearson VUE continues to provide our certification program with the reliability and responsiveness our candidates have come to expect when seeking their certification.”

“We are pleased that ICFSEB has renewed with Pearson VUE,” said Robert Whelan, president and chief executive officer of Pearson VUE. “The services of a certified ICFSEB professional can make a tremendous difference to family members undergoing a difficult time in their lives, and we’re honored to play a role in helping certify these individuals.”

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.

About ICFSEB
The International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards is headquartered in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Founded in 1904, the membership of The Conference is composed of funeral service licensing and regulatory agencies throughout the United States and Canada. For more information on The Conference, visit www.theconferenceonline.org.

Last updated 2010-12-09