First Finance Institute signs agreement with Pearson VUE to launch global computer-based testing exam programme

BEIJING, CHINA, March 21, 2014 — First Finance Institute has signed an agreement with computer-based testing leader Pearson VUE to provide test delivery for its Certificate in Capital Market Foundations® (CMF®), Certificate in Capital Market Operations® (CMO®) and Certificate in Corporate Finance Foundations® (CFF®) programmes at secure test centres around the globe.

The three certifications, offered by the First Finance Institute, cover major aspects of capital markets and corporate finance. A spokesperson from the Institute said they hope to see 2,000 exams delivered in year one, mainly in China, the UK, North America and France.

Eric Chardoillet, First Finance Institute chairman, said: “It is more challenging than ever for professionals in the financial sector to succeed in the aftermath of the financial crisis, faced with an increasingly stringent regulatory environment. This agreement with Pearson VUE, providing a global network of secure proctored test centres, gives students struggling to get a job or executives trying to earn a promotion the opportunity to get certified and get ahead. We chose Pearson VUE, the recognised leader in computer-based testing, due to their integrity, responsiveness and the sophisticated hi-tech facilities they offer candidates.”

Bob Whelan, President and CEO, Pearson VUE, said: “We are delighted that, through our new agreement with First Finance Institute, we can offer finance students and professionals with the opportunity of gaining qualifications which will help them make progress in both their careers and their lives.”

About First Finance Institute

First Finance Institute is the certification and online learning division of First Finance Group, providing foundational and advanced level certifications in finance, endorsed by renowned executives and financial institutions around the world.

The certifications they offer cover all aspects of capital markets and corporate finance, and are characterised by their comprehensive content and hands-on expertise.

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