Prometric Celebrates 10-Year Partnership With Industry Leader CITB-ConstructionSkills

By Prometric, PRNE
Monday, April 11, 2011

BALTIMORE, Maryland, April 12, 2011 - Prometric, the leading global provider of testing and assessment
services, today announced the 10th anniversary of delivering the
CITB-ConstructionSkills Health and Safety Test to candidates in the
construction industry throughout Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Introduced in 2001, the Health and Safety Test bookings have grown
dramatically from 50,000 in 2001 to more than 500,000 in 2010 - with a test
now being booked every 60 seconds. In the 10 years that Prometric and
CITB-ConstructionSkills have been working together, more than 4 million
health and safety exams have been administered.

During this time, Prometric has supported the explosion in market demand
while simultaneously working on improving the quality and cost effectiveness
of the testing experience, including high customer service levels, reliable
platforms and advanced security measures.

"We're thrilled to congratulate CITB-ConstructionSkills on this critical
milestone in its Health and Safety Test," said Michael Brannick, president
and CEO of Prometric. "As a trusted provider of test development and delivery
services, Prometric offers more world-class solutions because we have done
more in the industry, having pioneered large-scale computerised testing 20
years ago."

The exam ensures that everyone working in Construction and the Built
Environment has a minimum level of health and safety knowledge and awareness.

Kevin Fear, Head of Health, Safety and Environment Strategy at
CITB-ConstructionSkills, said: "Getting construction businesses, at all
levels, to engage with Health and Safety is something which
CITB-ConstructionSkills is keen to continue by listening to industry and
developing its existing products and services to fit sector requirements. We
are presently looking at raising awareness of on-site health issues in the
hope that fatalities will be reduced even further."

About Prometric

Prometric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is the recognised global
leader in technology-enabled testing and assessment services. Its
comprehensive suite of services, including test development, test delivery
and data management capabilities, allows clients to develop and launch global
testing programs as well as accurately measure program results and data.
Prometric reliably delivers and administers more than nine million tests a
year on behalf of approximately 400 clients in the academic, professional,
healthcare, government, corporate and information technology markets. It
delivers tests flexibly via the Web or by utilising a robust network of more
than 10,000 test centers in 163 countries. For more information, please visit

About CITB

The CITB Construction Skills is the Sector Skills Council and Industry
Training Board for the construction industry, working with industry, for
industry to deliver a safe, professional and fully qualified UK construction

Media Contact: Sue Lynn Goh, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, +44(0)207-309-1016, Suelynn.goh at

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