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Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment Continues Examination Programme Through Prometric's Global Testing Network

More Than 60 Exam Titles Available for Finance Professionals to Earn Qualifications in Global Securities and Investment Sectors

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 03/19/14 -- The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) and Prometric, trusted global provider of market-leading test development and delivery solutions, today announced a multi-year contract renewal for the exclusive delivery of computer-based (CBT) testing solutions, across the CISI portfolio of financial services industry qualification exams. CISI exams are delivered worldwide and recognised globally as a qualification standard for finance professionals in wealth/retail, compliance/risk, operations and capital markets.

"As an organization, we utilise technology to the benefit of our members, who can have multiple interactions with our testing programme," said Simon Culhane, Chartered FCSI and CEO of the CISI. "Our relationship with Prometric enhances the CISI candidate experience, providing convenient testing and trusted results in countries throughout the world. The CISI and Prometric have successfully administered more than 300,000 exams over the nine years of our relationship."

Computer-based CISI examinations are available worldwide in more than 430 Prometric test centres, including sites across Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, North and South America.

"The CISI and Prometric share a commitment to candidates, and recognise the investment they and their employers make in their professional development and continuing education," said Garrett Sherry, Vice President and General Manager of Prometric's Europe, Middle East and Africa business regions. "Prometric looks forward to continuing to deliver a comprehensive service that ensures CISI candidates and members are guaranteed a professional testing environment, and the added convenience of computer-based testing in key financial centres across the world."

The CISI is the largest and most widely respected professional body for those who work in the securities and investment industry in the UK and in a growing number of major financial centres globally. Formed in 1992 by London Stock Exchange practitioners, CISI now has more than 40,000 members in 110 countries. In the past year, we set over 38,000 examinations in 66 countries, covering a range of vocational qualifications.

Members benefit from a variety of professional and social activities. In our latest financial year, CISI had almost 11,000 bookings at more than 350 events, from our regular series of continuing professional development seminars throughout Britain and in a growing number of centres overseas, to our prestigious and highly-acclaimed conferences.

Prometric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is a trusted and market-leading provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment. Committed to a set of values that get the right test to the right location at the right time and to the right test taker, Prometric supports candidates worldwide who take close to 10 million tests each year. Through innovation, workflow automation and standardisation, Prometric advances test development and delivery solutions that are better, faster and more cost effective.

Prometric delivers tests flexibly via the Web and by utilising a robust network of more than 8,000 test centres in more than 160 countries and on behalf of nearly 400 clients in the academic, financial, government, healthcare, professional, corporate and information technology markets.

For more information, please visit www.prometric.com.

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