BALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Prometric, a trusted provider of market-leading test development and delivery solutions, announced that it has been selected by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as the sole partner in a multi-year contract to deliver FINRA Qualification exams in its extensive test center network.
As the largest independent regulator in the country, FINRA oversees nearly 4,000 brokerage firms and more than 641,000 registered securities representatives, driven by a mission to ensure investor protection and market integrity.
“We always strive to advance our mission and use technology and data to improve the quality and effectiveness of our qualification examination programs,” said John C. Kalohn, vice president, Testing and Continuing Education, FINRA. “Prometric provided us a cost effective, high quality solution for the administration of our examinations. We look forward to continuing our working relationship with them.”
Driven by its mission to provide a professional and secure environment for candidates to prove their merit accurately and fairly, Prometric is uniquely aligned with FINRA as its testing delivery partner. Since 2000, Prometric has delivered an estimated 7.8 million FINRA exams in secure and best-in-class testing centers around the world – making testing available to candidates at convenient times and locations and meeting current and future testing demands.
“We are proud of our successful 20-year history of investments in growth for FINRA and in furthering our partnership together,” said Michael Brannick, president and chief executive officer, Prometric. “FINRA candidates have come to trust Prometric to deliver a fair and reliable experience – for every exam – and Prometric is committed to helping all candidates get the right test, at the right location and receive scores quickly and accurately.”
FINRA regulates securities firms doing business in the United States. FINRA is dedicated to investor protection and market integrity through effective and efficient regulation and complementary compliance and technology-based services. FINRA touches virtually every aspect of the securities business – from registering and educating all industry participants to examining securities firms, writing rules, enforcing those rules and the federal securities laws, and informing and educating the investing public. In addition, FINRA provides surveillance and other regulatory services for equities and options markets, as well as trade reporting and other industry utilities. FINRA also administers the largest dispute resolution forum for investors and firms. For more information, please visit www.finra.org.
Prometric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is a trusted provider of market-leading technology-enabled test development and delivery solutions. Committed to a set of values that believes in getting the right test to the right location at the right time and to the right test taker, Prometric supports test takers worldwide who take more than 8 million tests each year. Through innovation, workflow automation and standardization, Prometric delivers tests flexibly via the Web or by utilizing a robust network of more than 6,000 test centers in more than 180 countries on behalf of more than 300 clients in the academic, financial, government, healthcare, professional, corporate and information technology markets. For more information, please visit www.prometric.com.