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For Immediate Release: 14 September 2007
Contact: Pearson VUE
Heather Young
+1-952-681-3000

North Carolina Real Estate Commission Signs Contract with Pearson VUE for Examination Services

Philadelphia, PA, September 14, 2007 — Pearson VUE, the global leader in electronic testing services for academic admissions, certification, and licensure programs, was selected to administer real estate licensure exams for the North Carolina Real Estate Commission following a competitive bidding process in March. The three-year contract provides test administration and psychometric services for the Commission’s licensing program.

Pearson VUE’s complete suite of regulatory services allows for streamlined operations and excellent levels of customer support. In addition, candidates have access to Pearson VUE’s extensive test center network. With nine convenient locations available to the commission’s constituents, these facilities offer state-of-the-art technology in a quiet, distraction-free environment.

“The decision of the North Carolina Real Estate Commission to select Pearson VUE is a reflection of our dedication to quality and customer service excellence,” said Art Valentine, general manager of regulatory services at Pearson VUE.

“Our implementation team has made a great effort to create a system that will deliver a consistently positive candidate testing experience, allowing the North Carolina Real Estate Commission to focus on regulatory initiatives,” he continued. “We are looking forward to a smooth transition and the opportunity to working with the State on the development of their licensure program.”

Pearson VUE President Robert Whelan said, “We are pleased to welcome the North Carolina Real Estate Commission as our 20th real estate client. The experience and ‘bench strength’ of our client support staff—combined with a comprehensive test delivery solution and excellent customer service—ówill provide the consistency, control, and security that the North Carolina Real Estate Commission requires.”

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 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.

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Last updated 2007-09-14