|For Immediate Release:||23 December 2010|
|PR Contact:||Adam Gaber
InfoComm International Chooses Pearson VUE for Test Delivery
BLOOMINGTON, Minn., December 23, 2010 — Pearson VUE, the computer-based testing business of Pearson, announced today that InfoComm International®, a global organization serving the professional AV industry, has signed a multi-year contract with Pearson VUE for computer-based delivery of its Certified Technology Specialist (CTS®) examinations. As of January 2011, InfoComm International certification exams will be offered in Pearson Professional Centers as well as designated military and DANTES sites.
InfoComm International is the leading nonprofit association serving the commercial AV communications industry worldwide. Founded in 1939, the association offers industry expertise and market research to those seeking information about the industry. InfoComm International currently offers two levels of certification, general and specialized, which include the CTS-Design (CTS-D®) and CTS-Installation (CTS-I®) credentials.
“InfoComm International is excited to partner with Pearson VUE,” said Randal A. Lemke, executive director and CEO, InfoComm International. “We are pleased to provide our exam-takers with a larger number of testing centers around the world, lower fees in several key markets, the ability to test on-site at major trade shows and additional online resources. The CTS program will also benefit from the substantial marketing arm of Pearson VUE.”
“The AV communications industry is experiencing tremendous growth and ever-increasing demands for technical expertise,” said Robert Whelan, president and chief executive officer of Pearson VUE. “We’re excited to be part of InfoComm’s growth plan and are dedicated to providing its certification candidates the finest testing experience possible.”
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 InfoComm International
InfoComm International® is the international trade association of the professional audiovisual and information communications industries. Established in 1939, InfoComm has 5,000 members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, independent consultants, programmers, rental and staging companies, end-users and multimedia professionals from more than 70 countries. InfoComm International is the leading resource for standards, AV market research and news. Its training and education programs set a standard of excellence for AV professionals. InfoComm International is the founder of InfoComm, the largest annual conference and exhibition for AV buyers and sellers worldwide. InfoComm also produces trade shows in Europe, Asia and China. Additional information is available at www.infocomm.org.