|For Immediate Release:||24 July 2009|
|PR Contacts:||Adam Gaber
AGA Selects Pearson VUE as Testing Services Provider
BLOOMINGTON, Minn., July 24, 2009 — Pearson VUE, the computer-based testing business of Pearson, announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) to deliver the Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) certification exams. As of July 15, 2009, CGFM examinations can be taken through the Pearson owned-and-operated Pearson Professional Centers in the U.S. and its territories.
AGA serves government accountability professionals by providing quality education, fostering professional development and certification, and supporting standards and research to advance government accountability. Since its inception in 1994, the CGFM has become the standard by which government financial management professionals are measured. Its education, experience and ethics requirements have served to elevate the most seasoned financial professionals.
“We continue to advance our program with new options for our customers and new ways to protect the value of the credential. We are excited to have our candidates test through the Pearson VUE network.” said Katya Silver, Director of Professional Certification Administration. “Pearson VUE has a reputation for exceptional customer service and a commitment to security, and we feel that our candidates and program will benefit from the Pearson VUE testing experience.”
Robert Whelan, Pearson VUE president and chief executive officer, said, “AGA offers a valuable credential that is growing in demand. We are excited that AGA chose Pearson VUE as their new testing partner, and we look forward to providing government accountability professionals with the best possible testing experience we have to offer.”
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.
AGA is the premier Association in advancing government accountability. AGA supports the careers and professional development of government financial professionals working in federal, state and local governments as well as the private sector and academia. Founded in 1950, AGA has a long history as a thought leader for the government accountability profession. Through education, research, publications, certification and conferences, AGA promotes transparency and accountability in government. www.agacgfm.org