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For Immediate Release: 22 February 2011
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Pearson VUE Partners with the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters to Deliver Assessment for Multiple Insurance Awards via Computer-Based Testing

London, U.K., February 22, 2011 — Pearson VUE, the leader in computer-based testing, has been chosen by the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters (CILA), the UK-based body which represents over 4,500 insurance professionals, to deliver assessment for its Certificate and Diploma membership qualifications.

The exclusive agreement will allow all CILA members, which include Loss Adjusters and Claim Handlers, to undertake assessment via Pearson VUE’s global test centre network.

The Certificate exam will last for one hour and feature 40 assessment items, while candidates will have one and a half hours to complete the Diploma exam containing 30 items. The exam variations are designed to assess candidates’ competencies within loss adjusting and claim handling. Pearson VUE is currently working with fellow Pearson entity, Pearson Work Based Learning (part of Edexcel) to accredit the exams as BTEC qualifications.

Pearson VUE was chosen to deliver the CILA exams based on its ability to provide a comprehensive testing solution. Pearson VUE will support CILA by working with its staff to develop and review test content, establish pass marks and provide access to learning material via mindhub, Pearson VUE’s online learning portal.

Malcolm Hyde, Executive Director of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters, said:

“We chose Pearson VUE based on its global reputation and history of providing bespoke testing solutions. We are confident that our partnership will see the establishment of prestigious industry qualifications.”

Suzana Lopes, Pearson VUE, VP EMEA Sales and Marketing, added:

“Our partnership with CILA will provide Loss Adjusters and Claim Handlers throughout the UK with the opportunity to undertake assessment at a local and robustly secure test centre. This provision will help qualified professionals to excel within the insurance industry. We look forward to making the tests internationally accessible and seeing them become accredited qualifications.”

About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.co.uk) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programmes 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 centres in 165 countries. Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), the international education and information company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group.

Last updated 2011-02-22