|For Immediate Release:||13 April 2010|
|Pearson PR Contact:||Adam Gaber
The Indiana Professional Licensing Agency Renews Contract with Pearson VUE
BLOOMINGTON, Minn., April 13, 2010 — Pearson VUE, the computer-based testing business of Pearson, announced today that the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency renewed its contract with Pearson VUE to develop and deliver real estate licensure exams and deliver real estate appraiser examinations, following a competitive bidding process. The contract will extend Pearson VUE’s relationship with the agency through at least 2012.
Since 1986, Pearson VUE has worked with the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, the Indiana Real Estate Commission and the Real Estate Appraiser Licensure Certification Board to provide examination services for the State’s real estate brokers, sales people, and appraisers. Over the past 23 years, Pearson VUE converted the State’s program to computer-based testing and established a secure and convenient test center network in addition to developing and maintaining reliable and valid examinations.
Nicholas Rhoad, director of the Indiana Real Estate Commission commented, “Pearson VUE is a key component of our consumer protection strategy by ensuring that all licensees undergo secure, high-stakes testing. It is through this partnership that we can continue to grow Indiana’s economy by safeguarding the integrity and professionalism of Indiana’s real estate industry.”
Art Valentine, senior vice president of professional services and general manager of regulatory services at Pearson VUE, said, “It is not often that a vendor has the opportunity to develop a long-lasting and deeply cooperative relationship with a client such as the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency. We have accomplished much together in the past two decades and are looking forward to continuing to serve the needs of the state and their constituents.”
Robert Whelan, president and chief executive officer of Pearson VUE, added, “We are very pleased to be regarded as an instrumental part of the Indiana Real Estate Commission consumer protection strategy and proud to continue our role in the growth and development of their program.”
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 worlds 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.