|For Immediate Release:||18 January 2011|
|PR Contact:||Adam Gaber
Nevada Division of Insurance Renews Contract with Pearson VUE
BLOOMINGTON, Minn., January 18, 2011 — Pearson VUE, the computer-based testing business of Pearson, announced today that the Nevada Division of Insurance (Division) has renewed its contract with Pearson VUE, following a competitive bidding process. The contract will extend Pearson VUE’s relationship with the agency through at least 2014.
The Division first selected Pearson VUE in 1990 to develop content and administer examinations. FBI-approved digital fingerprinting was added in subsequent contracts. Pearson VUE will provide pre-licensing education provider approval, continuing education provider approval and course approval services to the Division.
Joy Miller, Chief of Producer Licensing and Education Coordinator for the Nevada Division of Insurance commented, “Pearson VUE has consistently demonstrated their dedication to the success of the Nevada Division of Insurance’s program and candidates. Over the past two decades, they have helped us innovate and present services that improve our candidates testing experience and assist us with consumer protection initiatives. We are happy that Pearson VUE will continue to play a role in the growth of our program.”
Art Valentine, Senior Vice President of Professional Services and General Manager of Regulatory Services at Pearson VUE, said, “We are extremely proud to have worked with the Nevada Division of Insurance for the past two decades. Our close, long-standing relationship has allowed Pearson VUE to nurture a highly collaborative relationship with the Division. The result is a strong, innovative program that puts the candidates first.”
Robert Whelan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pearson VUE, added, “Pearson VUE’s commitment to the Nevada Division of Insurance and their constituents is as strong today as it was two decades ago. We are extremely pleased to extend our partnership with the Division and we look forward to continuing to provide the high levels of support and service that the Division has come to expect from us.”
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 education and information company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group.