Press Release

Pearson VUE and BrightLink announce partnership for credential management services

BLOOMINGTON, MN, September 24, 2019 – Pearson VUE, the global leader in computer-based testing, has entered into a partnership agreement with software firm, BrightLink to deliver industry-leading candidate credential management and reporting solutions to its customers.

As part of a long-term strategy around optimizing its portfolio of credentialing services, Pearson VUE will work with industry partner, BrightLink to deliver candidate credentialing life cycle management services.

With a dedicated focus and competency in the professional credentialing sector since 2007, BrightLink’s Clarus platform provides a secure, fully integrated data management solution for Pearson VUE’s customers’ unique workflows, business rules, and communications, all while leveraging industry data management best practices.

Pearson VUE has built its leadership position in the global assessment industry through investment in state-of-the-art technology and security, strong relationships with the best technology partners and in-depth market expertise. 

BrightLink is a Pearson VUE Innovation Partner whose credential management platform is fully integrated with Pearson VUE’s Single Sign On (SSO), Real-Time Imports (RTI), and Real-Time Event Notification (RTEN) services, providing Pearson VUE customers seamless candidate record management. 

“BrightLink provides best-of-breed candidate credential management solutions, and we're extremely excited to announce our partnership and extend these industry-leading capabilities to our clients,’’ explained Bob Whelan, President of Pearson Assessments.  ‘’By our evaluation, Clarus has proven to be the most comprehensive solution available in the market, and with our shared customer-first, innovation driven cultures, we’re confident that BrightLink will deliver excellent credential management services to our customers."

“Because BrightLink has already built complete real-time integration with Pearson VUE’s technology systems, candidates can expect the best, most seamless and straight forward experience for their credentialing process’’, said E.W. Looney, Founder/CEO, BrightLink.  ‘’We’re well-equipped to manage today’s complex candidate data for credentialing customers, and now with our partnership and system integration with Pearson VUE, we look forward to demonstrating the value and benefits that Clarus will bring to test owners, their wider business operations, and candidates.”


About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE has been a pioneer in the computer-based testing industry for decades, delivering more than 15 million certification and licensure exams annually in every industry from academia and admissions to IT and healthcare. We are the global leaders in developing and delivering high-stakes exams via the world's most comprehensive network of nearly 20,000 highly secure test centers in 180 countries. Our leadership in the assessment industry is a result of our collaborative partnerships with a broad range of clients, from leading technology firms to government and regulatory agencies.

About BrightLink
BrightLink is an Atlanta-based software firm exclusively dedicated to the credentialing industry. BrightLink is the only technology and usability-oriented software provider that partners with credentialing organizations to continuously advance the brand and professional excellence of their programs. With three flagship products - Clarus, Crucible Essay, and Crucible OSCE - BrightLink’s solutions are used in a variety of industries including athletics, allied health, construction, energy, engineering, finance, and many medical professions. With clients based across North America, Australia, the Middle East, and the UK, BrightLink technology serves candidates globally. BrightLink has a proud history of applying core values and humble service to represent client credentialing programs with excellence.


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