Vision and purpose

The potential of every professional.
The promise of every industry.

Your certification is at the heart of communities across the globe, empowering professionals in your field to protect the public, advance new technology, and drive progress for future generations.

The impact of professional certification is clear. At Pearson VUE, we provide you with expert testing services for the entire exam lifecycle to drive your certification or licensure program to new heights. As your partner in testing — delivering more than 15 million exams annually — we continually push the limits by developing secure exam delivery options and innovative testing modalities to help you achieve your goals.


Our story

We started leading the assessment industry more than 25 years ago and we continue to drive innovation every step of the way. Explore our milestone achievements in our strategic areas of focus.

The advent of computer-based testing

In 1994, Clarke Porter, Steve Nordberg, and Kirk Lundeen launched Virtual University Enterprises (VUE), a world-class training services company, which was eventually acquired by NCS and then Pearson in 2000 to become the leading computer-based testing company in the world.

Best-in-class exam development

We’ve continued to add innovative tools, like Goal Designs (2001), Promissor (2006), Integral7 (2010), and Exam Design (2013) to our exam development portfolio to test candidates in the most meaningful ways possible, including performance-based testing and animated scenarios that simulate real-world professional scenarios.

Exam delivery...everywhere

We introduced the gold standard in test security — the Pearson Professional Center — in 2002 and have since expanded test delivery globally to 5,600 test centers in 180 countries. We’ve got you covered. Plus, with the launch of OnVUE in 2019, our next-generation online proctoring tool makes computer-based testing possible everywhere.

Cutting-edge, comprehensive test security

From introducing digital photo and signature capture and palm vein recognition in 2008 to leveraging artificial intelligence in online proctoring in 2019, we protect exam programs with progressive security technology.

A comprehensive testing experience

Our Integrated Platform (2009) streamlines disparate candidate records, while mindhub™, launched in 2010, brings a renowned certification marketplace where candidates can shop for official study materials. We've thought of everything to enhance the certification experience.

Computer-based testing continues to evolve, and so do we

As the global economy shifts around us and business practices adapt to the impact of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve partnered closely with our clients to make testing safe and accessible to candidates around the world. In seven months’ time, we implemented extensive safety measures at our in-person test centers as well as delivered over a million online exams through OnVUE, continuing to certify professionals in every industry for the challenges that tomorrow brings.

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Our team: Bringing you the power of professional credentialing

With decades of experience in the industry, The Pearson VUE team is dedicated to elevating computer-based testing. We believe in the life-changing impact of professional credentials, and we work hard every day to improve and innovate computer-based testing.

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