|For Immediate Release:||14 July 2014|
|Media Contacts:||Damien Fletcher
Tel: +44 (0)20 7775 6785
Virginia Dept of Environmental Quality partners with Pearson VUE to transform eight specialist exams from pen-and-paper to computer-based testing
BLOOMINGTON, MN, July 14, 2014 – The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has entered into a new multi-year partnership with Pearson VUE to transform the Erosion & Sediment Control (ESC) and the Storm Water Management Control (SWM) exams from pen-and-paper to computer-based testing (CBT).
There are eight certification testing programs in ESC and SWMC aimed at Program Administrators, Inspectors, Plan Reviewers and Combined Program Administrators. Along with delivering the exams, global CBT leader Pearson VUE will also provide test development, psychometric and test administration services for the exams.
David K. Paylor, Director of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, said: "Pearson VUE offers quality modern testing solutions, excellent customer service, and a strong understanding of DEQ’s certification needs. Virginia candidates seeking Stormwater or Erosion certifications will now have greater flexibility regarding when and where they take their exams, thanks to on-demand testing."
Bob Whelan, CEO and President of Pearson VUE, said: "I am delighted that we have entered into this partnership with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. Pearson VUE continues to work with state-based regulatory agencies as they recognise the benefits of moving from pen-and-paper to computer-based testing systems."
About The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality administers state and federal laws and regulations for air quality, water quality, water supply and land protection. In addition, other programs cover a variety of environmental activities, such as improving the ability of businesses and local governments to protect the environment, and offering technical and financial assistance for air and water quality improvements. Through its six regional offices, DEQ issues permits, conducts inspections and monitoring, and enforces regulations and permits.