MINNESOTA, MN, April 30, 2018 – The American Board of Health Physics and the American Academy of Health Physics have entered into a partnership with Professional Testing Inc to deliver its exams via Pearson VUE’s extensive computer-based test center network.
The new partnership comes as Professional Testing Inc. recently extended its multi-year agreement with computer-based testing company Pearson VUE to deliver its certification exams via its network of highly secure and conveniently local test centers.
The American Board of Health Physics (ABHP) is the certification body for the practice of professional health physics: the application of scientific principles to the protection of people from the hazards of radiation.
The American Academy of Health Physics (AAHP) advances the profession of Health Physics and encourages the highest standards of ethics and integrity in its members. It offers membership to all individuals who have been granted certification in Comprehensive Health Physics by the American Board of Health Physics (ABHP). Associate membership in the AAHP is offered to those individuals who sit for and successfully pass one of the two parts of the certification examination. Professional Testing Inc. develops, administers and maintains licensure and certification examination programs.
“We are excited to have this opportunity to build on our success, leveraging the expertise and quality of Professional Testing Inc. and the reach and consistency of Pearson VUE’s test center network,” said Bill Rhodes, chairman of the ABHP.
“I am delighted that this new partnership will give ABHP’s candidates access to our convenient local test center network across North America,” said Bob Whelan, president of global assessment at Pearson VUE. “This is also good news for general public safety, as more candidates get access to the Certified Health Physicist exam, proving their crucial abilities to protect people from the hazards of radiation.”
David Cox, president of Professional Testing Inc. said: “Pearson VUE provides the most professional, controlled experience for our candidates and through our new partnership with ABHP, its candidates will experience greater convenience in terms of scheduling exams on demand and only needing to travel locally to take the test.”
About the American Board of Health Physics
Health Physics is the application of scientific principles to the protection of people from the hazards of radiation. The American Board of Health Physics is the certification body for the practice of professional health physics. The ABHP has existed since 1958 and is responsible for determining the qualifications of a Certified Health Physicist (CHP).
About Professional Testing Inc.
Professional Testing Inc. develops, administers and maintains licensure and certification examination programs. Its full range of client services includes program audits, accreditation preparation, policy development, recertification requirements, implementation of effective organizational and governance structures, and ethics and disciplinary procedures. Its team provides expertise in best certification practices and program management. Professional Testing Inc’s mission is to satisfy clients' needs in planning, developing, implementing, and maintaining high quality examinations.