|For Immediate Release:||11 July 2007|
The Maine Bureau of Insurance Re-establishes Relationship with Promissor, A Pearson VUE Business for Insurance Examination Administration
Philadelphia, PA, July 11, 2007 — Promissor®, the leading content development and high-stakes test provider for state regulatory and licensing programs acquired by Pearson VUE in 2006, announced the re-establishment of testing services for the Maine Bureau of Insurance (BOI). The three-year contract, awarded at the conclusion of a competitive bidding process in February, will provide the BOI with exam development and administration.
The BOI, a Promissor client from 1990 to 2004, will experience significant program improvements with the re-launch of their program. Among the program services are a more efficient registration process, easily accessible test centers, and immediate, onsite score reporting, allowing passing candidates to receive their licenses within a matter of days.
“We are very excited to bring our services back to the Maine Bureau of Insurance,” said Art Valentine, general manager of regulatory services at Promissor. “I am very confident that both the State and their candidates will see an immediate and positive difference in the way the licensing process is administered through our entire suite of services and our dedication to meeting the bureau’s service and technology needs.”
Robert Whelan, president of Pearson VUE said, “The decision of the Maine Bureau of Insurance to return to Promissor speaks volumes about our quality, reliability, service, and excellence. We will continue to make every effort to ensure the complete satisfaction of the BOI and every candidate who tests with us.”
About Pearson VUE and Promissor
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 162 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.