CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Nov 1, 2013) - APICS, the world's leading association for supply chain and operations management, and Prometric, a trusted provider of market-leading test development and delivery solutions, have signed an exclusive, multi-year agreement for the computer-based delivery of APICS certification exams outside North America. APICS certification testing will be available over a secure, computer-based testing platform at more than 4,500 Prometric test centers around the world. Exams will be available for scheduling starting Nov. 1, 2013.
"Our Global Exam Delivery deployment is part of an ongoing strategy to help achieve higher satisfaction rates and optimal testing results globally for all of our exam candidates," said APICS CEO Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE. "Our relationship with Prometric helps streamline our services across all markets outside North America and provides greater scheduling flexibility to our candidates. This decision is aimed at providing a best-in-practice certification experience in a sustainable, secure and candidate-friendly environment."
APICS is the premier provider of research, education and certification programs for supply chain and operations management professionals. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designations are the most respected in the industry.
"It's safe to say that very few consumer products could reach across international markets without the expertise of certified supply chain professionals," said Prometric CEO Michael Brannick. "APICS provides globally recognized certifications for people earning careers in supply chain and operations management, and we share that commitment to global reach and trusted knowledge and skills. Prometric is proud to work with APICS to enhance its global certification process. Every test is important, and we are inspired by helping test takers reach their career and certification goals."
Prometric's Unified Test Driver system allows computer-based tests to be personalized for specific requirements, such as presenting questions and answers in random or indiscriminate orders. These types of safeguards ensure a fair test and protect the exam from intellectual property theft.
APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designations set the industry standard. With over 37,000 members and more than 250 international partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth, and reach global customers. For more information, visit http://apics.org, join the APICS LinkedIn group at apics.org/linkedin, and follow APICS on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Tweet_APICS
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 standardization, Prometric advances test development and delivery solutions that are better, faster and at less expense.
Prometric delivers tests flexibly via the Web or by utilizing a robust network of more than 8,000 test centers in more than 160 countries and on behalf of more than 400 clients in the academic, financial, government, healthcare, professional, corporate and information technology markets.
For more information, please visit www.prometric.com.