Leaders in Computer-Based Testing and Innovative Remote Proctoring Solutions Join Forces to Expand their Combined Assessment Solutions and Services Globally
Burbank, CA – July 24, 2015 – PSI Services LLC (PSI), a worldwide, industry-leading professional testing services provider to corporations, federal and state government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies today announced the acquisition of Innovative Exams LLC, a cutting edge remote proctoring solutions provider.
The purchase includes ownership of Innovative Exams’ multilevel approach to remote proctoring testing solutions (Kiosk, Interactive, and Record & Review). Innovative Exams recently received a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for Testing Kiosk, used to securely deliver and remotely proctor high to mid stakes certification exams. The Kiosk model offers testing candidates a convenient scheduling and testing experience, while maintaining consistent and highly secure delivery standards. The Kiosk is fully locked down and ensures the integrity of each testing session by authenticating candidate identity, protecting exam content, and offering real-time, quality proctoring through multiple, high-resolution video cameras and audio system. Kiosks are deployed to partner sites worldwide. Services are offered 24/7/365. The addition of all three remote proctoring models will allow PSI to more fully serve its clients’ current and future test delivery needs worldwide.
PSI provides various solutions through its multiple business channels including talent assessments (of job-seeking candidates as well as employee development programs), licensure testing and license management services (for government regulatory agencies), and certification credentialing services (for certifying bodies) worldwide. PSI offers clients various solutions to measure, assess, and identify the skills, abilities, traits, and identities of individuals seeking jobs, licensure, or certification credentials.
PSI’s acquisition of Innovative Exams extends both organizations’ product range and solutions reach. Ruben A. Garcia and his experienced team of professionals at Innovative Exams have years of experience in the assessment industry and have been at the forefront of the emergence and adoption of Remote Proctoring. Recently a key client of Innovative Exams received conditional approval (the first ever) by The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to use Innovative Exams’ Secure Testing Kiosk as an option for individuals to take a Certification Exam. The Innovative Exam team focuses on developing cutting edge solutions that give clients a highly secure and broad distribution network.
Stephen Tapp, President & CEO of PSI said, “Innovative Exams is a successful leader in Remote Proctoring for the assessment market space which complements PSI’s service offering in all of our market segments. Today’s changing testing environment calls for solutions that are flexible; testing anywhere, anytime, accurately, and reliably to serve test takers, test owners, and the public and private sector. We are thrilled to work with Ruben A. Garcia, a friend and industry colleague for many years, along with his team to expand the partnership with the PSI business. Innovative Exams’ client centric customer service approach and desire to build innovative and market changing solutions fits well with the PSI culture and how we have approached the industry over the past 65 years. We look forward to the strategic growth opportunities that the combined entities will bring to the market.”
“We’re very enthusiastic about joining the PSI family of products and services,” said Ruben A. Garcia, President and founder of Innovative Exams. “Having worked in partnership with PSI over the past few years we are excited about the potential to bring even more value to the marketplace, with new product offerings and expanded solutions.”
About Innovative Exams
Founded in 2009, Innovative Exams securely delivers high stakes exams through the use of innovative technologies. The cutting edge solutions give clients a highly secure and broad distribution network. With a goal to becoming the leader in next-generation high stakes exam delivery, offering flexibility, convenience, and superior security, bringing the exam closer to the candidate. Innovative Exams can securely deliver an exam anywhere at any time. More information is available at www.innovativeexams.com.
PSI has over 65 years of experience providing solutions to federal and state agencies, corporations, professional associations and certifying bodies worldwide. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing, including pre-hire employment selection, managerial assessments, licensing and certification tests, license management services and professional services. More information is available at www.psionline.com.