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International Qualifications Network selects Pearson VUE to deliver range of computer-based certification exams globally

LONDON, UK, January 13, 2014 Financial services and business professionals around the world can now pursue a new range of certifications to aid their career progression, thanks to an agreement providing highly secure and convenient access to 11 computer-based exams.

The International Qualifications Network (IQN), one of the fastest growing international qualification providers, has appointed Pearson VUE to deliver the exams through its highly secure global network of over 5,000 test centres in 175 countries.

Aimed at professionals such as internal auditors, supply chain executives, accountants and project management analysts, part of the exam range is new while others have been transitioned from paper and pencil to computer-based testing. Exams are available on demand, allowing professionals to plan their learning accordingly and pursue certification as soon as they are ready.

Samiur Rashid, Director – New Market Development, IQN, said: “This agreement gives test takers the flexibility they need to progress their careers. By offering a range of computer-based exams, we are helping business professionals to obtain demonstrable proof of their specific skills and knowledge. Across the globe, our agreement with Pearson VUE will assist programme growth and allow us to enter new markets.”

Bob Whelan, President and CEO, Pearson VUE, said: “The performance of the financial services industry will always have a significant impact on regional and global economies, which is why all of its members need an advanced and dependable testing solution. As the needs of IQN evolve, our partnership will ensure that certified professionals possess the ability and skills required to provide excellent service, and drive the industry forward.”

About IQN

IQN ( is one of the fastest growing international qualification providers, possessing expertise in developing and delivering assessments and qualifications of different sizes and levels relevant to the sector of business and finance. All IQN qualifications are credit rated at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) and benchmarked against European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

The 11 Pearson VUE-delivered qualifications are:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Diploma in Marketing (DipMKT)
  • Diploma in Information Technology (DipIT)
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management (DipHRM)
  • Diploma in Hospitality Management (DipHM)
  • Diploma in Supply Chain Management (DipSCM)
  • Certified Project Management Analyst (CPMA)
  • Certified Finance Specialist (CFS)
  • Global Certified Management Accountant (GCMA)
  • Certified Islamic Banker (CIB)
  • Qualified Internal Auditor (QIA)

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