American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology renews decade-long partnership with Pearson VUE

BLOOMINGTON, MN, Sept 26, 2014 – The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) has renewed its 10-year partnership with computer-based testing leader Pearson VUE.

Founded in 1934, ABPN develops and provides valid and reliable procedures for certification and maintenance of certification in psychiatry and neurology. Through its programs and assessments, ABPN evaluates candidate and diplomate competencies, providing patients and their families confidence that their provider meets nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge, experience and skills to provide high quality care in a specific medical specialty.

Dr. Linjun Shen, Vice President of Test Development and Core Competencies at ABPN, said: “Essential to advancing the mission of ABPN are qualities such as collaboration and communication, and state-of-the-art capabilities in technology and information services. Pearson VUE’s focus on these qualities and capabilities makes it an ideal partner for ABPN.”

Bob Whelan, CEO and President of Pearson VUE said: “We are delighted that ABPN has extended its relationship with Pearson VUE and are honored to support ABPN’s commitment to continuous advancement of assessment technology and standards of professionalism.”

About the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc.
The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. (www.abpn.com) is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to serving the public interest and the professions of psychiatry and neurology by promoting excellence in practice through certification and maintenance of certification processes. The ABPN is a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties, an organization of 24 approved medical specialty boards.

Media Contact:
Damien Fletcher
+44 (0)20 7775 6785
damien.fletcher@pearson.com

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