|For Immediate Release:||3 March 2009|
|PR Contacts:||Adam Gaber
Behavior Analyst Certification Board Renews Contract with Pearson VUE
BLOOMINGTON, Minn., March 3, 2009 — Pearson VUE, the electronic certification and licensure testing business of Pearson, announced today that the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) has renewed its contract with Pearson VUE for computer-based test delivery. Pearson VUE will continue to deliver the BACB’s Board Certified Behavioral Analyst and Board Certified Assistant Behavioral Analyst exams throughout its Pearson Professional Centers and Pearson VUE® Authorized Test Center Selects across the globe.
The BACB is a non-profit corporation established in 1998 to meet the credentialing needs identified by behavior analysts, government agencies, and behavior analysis service users. In support of their mission to develop, promote, and implement a national and international certification program for behavior analyst practitioners, the BACB offers credentialing at two levels. Both credentials necessitate extensive, supervised experience, university coursework, and degree criteria to be eligible for examination, as well as continuing education requirements to maintain the certification.
“We are experiencing tremendous growth in our industry and in our credentials, including increasing demand from outside the United States. Pearson VUE’s seamless transition from paper-and-pencil to computer-based testing made it significantly easier for qualified applicants to access the exam and receive their credentials in a timely manner,” explained Dr. Gerald Shook, chief executive officer of the BACB. “Pearson VUE has enabled us to expand our program and broaden our reach, while at the same time enhancing service to our candidates.”
“The decision of the BACB to renew its contract with us assures me that our team continues to fulfill our promises,” said Robert Whelan, president and chief executive officer of Pearson VUE. “The BACB is a respected organization with a highly valuable credential we are honored to support.”
About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in 165 countries. 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.