|For Immediate Release:||17 December 2007|
Mary Beth Mohn
Pearson VUE Renews Global Test Delivery Contract with Association for Financial Professionals
BLOOMINGTON, Minn., December 17, 2007 — Pearson VUE, the electronic certification and licensure testing business of Pearson, announced that it signed a long-term renewal contract with the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) to provide test development and test delivery services for AFP’s certification programs. AFP certification exams will continue to be delivered globally in over 230 Pearson Professional Centers and 4,400 Pearson VUE® Authorized Test Centers in 162 countries.
The AFP sponsors the Certified Treasury Professional™ (CTP) certification. The CTP tests mastery of a core body of treasury and cash management knowledge defined and updated by industry experts. The CTP is often cited as a required or preferred credential when many of the nation’s most respected companies make hiring decisions.
“With Pearson VUE as the exclusive exam provider for the CTP, our candidates have numerous options for when and where to test within the Pearson VUE network,” said Donna Berzellini, CTP, Director of Certification for AFP. “We are confident that Pearson VUE, as the leader in computer-based testing, will continue to provide us with the top-notch service and security we have experienced in years of testing with them.”
“We are thrilled that AFP has chosen to extend its contract with Pearson VUE,” said Robert Whelan, president of Pearson VUE. “Our expanding test center network continues to provide the global reach, control and security that the AFP testing program requires. We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with AFP for years to come.”
About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in electronic testing for regulatory and certification boards, providing a full suite of services from test development to test delivery to data management. Pearson VUE offers exams through the world’s largest network of test centers in 162 countries, providing testing services for information technology, academic, government and professional clients. Pearson VUE acquired the former Promissor in 2006, thereby extending its leadership in the certification market. The company’s innovative technology offers the highest levels of security and program control, while its commitment to service provides clients and individual test takers 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.
The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) serves more than 16,000 individual members throughout all stages of their careers in treasury and financial management. Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, AFP provides professional certification, continuing education, research, development of industry standards, financial tools and publications, training and career development and representation to legislators and regulators. AFP’s global reach includes AFP of Canada, a Toronto-based membership organization and gtnews, a London-based, on-line resource for the treasury and finance community. AFP is the daily resource for its members to seek answers, solutions, best practices and collaboration with peers. For more information about AFP, visit www.AFPonline.org.