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For Immediate Release: 5 January 2012
PR Contact: Adam Gaber
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adam.gaber@pearson.com

CLARB Signs Multi-Year Contract with Pearson VUE

Bloomington, Minn., January 5, 2012 – Pearson VUE, the electronic certification and licensure testing business of Pearson, announced today that the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) will transition administration of the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (L.A.R.E.) testing program to Pearson VUE. This high-stakes exam will be available throughout the Pearson VUE-owned and -operated network of more than 260 Pearson Professional Centers as well as select test centers throughout the world.

The Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) ensures that all individuals who affect the environment through the practice of landscape architecture are sufficiently qualified to do so. The organization also helps current and future practitioners understand, obtain and maintain the knowledge, skills and abilities required to practice the profession safely. CLARB also ensures that the public has access to the services of as many competent design professionals as possible by supporting licensure efforts and reducing the barriers to interstate and international practice.

Through the preparation, administration and scoring of the L.A.R.E., CLARB provides a vital public protection service. “Our partnership with Pearson VUE will allow us to better serve our stakeholders and enhance our exams, playing a key role in advancing our mission to foster public health, safety and welfare related to the use and protection of the natural and built environment through the practice of landscape architecture,” said Joel Albizo, CLARB Executive Director. “We look forward to building our program through the global testing network Pearson VUE has created.”

“We are pleased that CLARB has chosen Pearson VUE for its test delivery,” said Robert Whelan, president and chief executive officer of Pearson VUE. “The services of a CLARB-certified professional make a tremendous difference to the environment that we all experience daily.”

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.

About CLARB
CLARB is dedicated to ensuring that all individuals who affect the natural and built environment through the practice of landscape architecture are sufficiently qualified to do so. CLARB's members include the licensure boards in 49 states, two Canadian provinces and the territory of Puerto Rico that regulate the profession of landscape architecture. CLARB and its members work together to establish standards for education, experience and examination required for the professional licensure of landscape architects.

Last updated 2012-01-05