Press Release

International Society of Arboriculture selects Pearson VUE for exam delivery partnership extension

BLOOMINGTON, MN, May 31, 2016 – The International Society of Arboriculture, a not-for-profit organization serving arborists all over the world since 1924, has chosen to extend its partnership with global computer-based testing leader Pearson VUE.

The new agreement means that Pearson VUE will continue to deliver its certification exams – ISA Certified Arborist®, ISA Certified Arborist Utility Specialist™, ISA Certified Arborist Municipal Specialist®, ISA Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist®, ISA Certified Tree Worker Aerial Lift Specialist®, ISA Board Certified Master Arborist® – via its test center network in the USA, Europe and the Middle East.

Kevin Martlage, director of professional development at the International Society of Arboriculture, said: “Pearson VUE offers our candidates flexibility in terms of being able to schedule their exams online and the convenience of being able to sit for their exam at a local computer-based testing center. This, as well as the security options offered by Pearson VUE, helped us determine to maintain our relationship with Pearson VUE for delivery of our computer-based exams.”

Bob Whelan, managing director of Pearson VUE, said: “I am proud that the International Society of Arboriculture has chosen to extend our partnership. We will continue offering high levels of service in the delivery of this highly respected exam program.”

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