BLOOMINGTON, Minn., September 26, 2006 — Pearson VUE, the electronic testing business of Pearson, announced it signed an exclusive, multi-year agreement with The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) to provide computer-based test delivery of the Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) exam as well as their Specialty Certification Programs for internal auditing professionals including Certification in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA®), Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA®), and Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP®).
These examinations will be delivered throughout the Pearson VUE-owned and -operated global network of more than 230 Pearson Professional Centers supplemented by another 170 Pearson VUE® Authorized Center Select test sites around the world.
Established in 1941, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association of more than 122,000 members which is recognized as the worldwide leader, authority, and principal educator for internal auditing professionals. Internal auditors evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of how risks are identified and managed in the governance, operations, and information systems of organizations. They also assess other aspects such as ethics and values within the organization, performance management, and communication of risk and control information within the organization to facilitate a good governance process.
The Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) designation is the only globally accepted certification for internal auditors and remains the standard by which individuals demonstrate their competency and professionalism in the internal auditing field.
“The internal audit profession is critical to assuring the public that best practices in business are consistently followed and we require a test provider with a secure and professional delivery channel as well as the internal processes in place to protect our entire testing program,” stated Urton L. Anderson, Chairman of The IIA Board of Regents.
“We are pleased to be providing computer-based testing for the IIA program,” said Bob Whelan, president, Pearson VUE. “Pearson VUE is committed to providing the most secure testing environment for our client’s testing programs. IIA exams will be delivered throughout 90 countries in test centers that are equipped with the latest security technology including digital and audio video monitoring services.”
About Pearson VUE
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 test centers in 151 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 academic, licensure and certification programs while its commitment to service provides customers with an unmatched testing experience. Pearson acquired Promissor, which is now a business of Pearson VUE, extending its leadership in the testing and certification industry.
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 The Institute of Internal Auditors
Established in 1941, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) (www.theiia.org) is an international professional association of more than 122,000 members with global headquarters in Altamonte Springs, Fla., United States. The IIA is recognized as the internal audit profession’s leader in certification, education, research, and technological guidance.