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For Immediate Release: 25 February 2011
PR Contact: Adam Gaber

Kansas Insurance Department Renews Contract with Pearson VUE for Test Development and Administration

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., February 25, 2011 — Pearson VUE, the computer-based testing business of Pearson, announced today that the Kansas Insurance Department has renewed its contract with Pearson VUE, following a competitive bidding process. The contract will extend Pearson VUE’s relationship with the Department through at least 2013.

The Kansas Insurance Department was a Pearson VUE client from 1997–2005, and Pearson VUE regained the contract in 2007. Since then, Pearson VUE has worked with the department to improve and grow their program through expanded testing opportunities, easy and rapid exam registration, and other program initiatives. Maintaining high-quality, personalized customer service for both the department and its candidates has been a hallmark of the recently completed contract term.

Nancy Strasburg, Acting Director of Producers for the Kansas Insurance Department commented, “While cost is important to the Kansas Insurance Department, it is not the only factor under consideration. The quality of work and level of service Pearson VUE has provided to us and our candidates on an ongoing basis is proof-positive of their value.”

Art Valentine, Senior Vice President of Professional Services and General Manager of Regulatory Services at Pearson VUE, said, “We have had a long and successful relationship with the Kansas Insurance Department based on personalized customer service, quality program management, and frequent collaboration. We see this latest contract win as both a reaffirmation of our past work and an opportunity to assist in the future growth of the program.”

“Over the years Pearson VUE has established a strong, successful relationship with the Kansas Insurance Department,” said Robert Whelan, President of Pearson VUE. “This contract renewal allows us to continue providing the Department the services, attention, and solutions that they have come to expect from us.”

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 education and information company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group.

Last updated 2011-02-25