BLOOMINGTON, Minn., February 2, 2006 — Pearson VUE, the electronic testing business of Pearson, today announced it signed an exclusive, three-year contract with Meaningful Measurement to be the test delivery provider of the computer-based Certified Alzheimer’s Caregiver (CAC) and Certified Alzheimer’s Educator (CAEd) certification exams. Beginning in March 2006, these exams will be delivered throughout the Pearson VUE-owned and -operated network of more than 200 Pearson Professional Centers in the United States and its territories.
In 2005, Meaningful Measurement, Inc. founded the National Certification Board for Alzheimer’s Care. The NCBAC is a non-profit agency created for the sole purpose of providing proper testing and registry for healthcare professionals who are directly and indirectly involved with the care of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. A Certified Alzheimer’s Caregiver has the competence to work on a practical level with persons with Alzheimer’s and related disorders, using the knowledge of the disease to apply strategies to produce the best possible environment of care. A Certified Alzheimer’s Educator has demonstrated advanced knowledge and understanding of Alzheimer’s and related disorders and has the competence to effectively teach the concepts and strategies to produce the best possible environment of care.
“Providing quality care for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other related disorders requires a great deal of skill. Certification is a powerful way to recognize the wonderful care provided by individuals who have mastered those skills,” said Donna Surges Tatum, CEO of Meaningful Measurement. “With Pearson VUE delivering these certification exams, the Alzheimer caregivers who wish to become certified can be assured of a professional, exceptional testing experience from a global leader in electronic testing.”
“By creating this certification program, Meaningful Measurement and the National Certification Board for Alzheimer’s Care are doing an admirable job of ensuring that those with Alzheimer’s disease receive the best care available,” said Robert Whelan, president of Pearson VUE. “Pearson VUE will provide a secure and consistent testing environment for NCBAC candidates in our conveniently-located, state-of-the-art test center network.”
Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in electronic testing services for academic admissions, certification and licensure programs. Pearson VUE offers exams through the world’s largest network of more than 4,000 test centers in 145 countries, providing testing services for information technology, regulatory and certification boards, academic, government and corporate clients. Its innovative technology offers the security and control required by admissions, licensure and certification programs while its commitment to service provides customers with an unmatched testing experience.
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.