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PSI SERVICES LLC ACQUIRES A&DC LTD, LEADERS IN BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT AND DEVELOPMENT

Joining Forces to Deliver Innovative Assessment Content on the World’s Leading Technology

Glendale, CA – June 6, 2017 – PSI Services LLC (PSI), a worldwide, industry-leading professional testing services provider, today announced that they have acquired Assessment & Development Consultants Ltd (a&dc), a leader in behavioral assessment and development with a multitude of products that enhance recruitment decisions and development outcomes.

The acquisition of a&dc boosts PSI’s global Talent Assessment offering through access to a huge range of instruments and consulting solutions including the disruptive VirtualAC™, the ready to use screening tools ‘SIFT’ and ‘Dilemmas’ Situational Judgement Tests, together with the LIVED® leadership assessment and development solutions.

Steve Tapp, President and CEO at PSI said, “This acquisition will continue PSI’s growth strategy, further strengthening our core Talent Assessment offering. The a&dc suite of assessment and development products enhance our industry leading portfolio even further, placing disruptive and experiential assessment tools and expertise at the fingertips of HR professionals worldwide. Coupled with our leading edge technology, we will continue to drive innovative assessment solutions and enhance how our customers select and develop their workforce.”

Nigel Povah, CEO of a&dc commented, “When I started a&dc 30 years ago, I was passionate about providing great assessment and development content. The a&dc portfolio – with over 250 assessment products – will continue its journey alongside PSI’s assessment technology, which will drive the delivery of our robust assessment content into the digital era.”

PSI provides various solutions worldwide 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), certification credentialing services (for certifying bodies) and leading academic institutions. PSI offers clients various solutions to measure, assess and identify the skills, traits and abilities of individuals seeking jobs, degrees, and licensure or certification credentials.

PSI is the leading provider of talent measurement solutions that help organizations of all sizes hire, develop, and retain the right talent. Our comprehensive suite of over 500 industry-leading assessment tools, including the highly-regarded 16pf® assessment; innovative delivery and reporting technology; and consulting services offers a single source for streamlined people measurement.

About PSI

PSI Services LLC (PSI) has over 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, federal and state government agencies, professional associations, certifying bodies and leading academic institutions. 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, distance learning testing, license management services and professional services. More information is available at www.psionline.com.

About a&dc

Since 1988, a&dc has been working in partnership with our clients to make a measurable difference to business performance by using behavioral assessment and development techniques to assess, recruit and develop great talent. a&dc provide cutting edge assessment and development solutions for the digital age through business simulations, interviews and psychometric tests. With over 250 ready-to-use exercises that form our AC-EXS® range, and 15 adaptable tools that can be bespoke or completely customized, we have helped clients achieve their strategic goals through their talent. We work with national and international organizations across all sectors and have a network of over 30 partners across the globe.  For further information please visit www.adc.uk.com and follow us on Twitter: @adcuk

Further Information

Chris Small, VP International
Talent Measurement, PSI Services LLC
csmall@panpowered.com

PSI TO SPONSOR THE 32ND ANNUAL SIOP CONFERENCE

Glendale, CA – April 20, 2017 – PSI Services LLC (PSI), an industry-leading provider of professional testing services, announced that they will be sponsoring the 32nd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) to be held in Orlando, FL, April 27-29, 2017. PSI will be located at booths #501 & #616.

In addition to being the largest gathering of industrial psychologists in the world, this year’s conference celebrates PSI’s recent acquisition of Performance Assessment Network, Inc. (PAN) – a leading provider of talent measurement solutions that help organizations of all sizes hire, develop and retain the right talent.

“PSI has always been a leader in providing highly accurate, defensible and easy to use assessments for optimizing quality of hire, mitigating risk, and reducing administrative burden for our clients,” said Stephen Tapp, PSI’s CEO.  “Acquiring PAN now affords our clients the market leading technology they’ve always wanted, and an unprecedented degree of flexibility to build leading edge selection processes that attract, engage, and inspire their candidates, while driving measurable results.”

About PSI

PSI Services LLC (PSI) has over 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, federal and state government agencies, professional associations, certifying bodies and leading academic institutions. 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, distance learning testing, license management services and professional services. More information is available at www.psionline.com.

 About PAN

Performance Assessment Network (PAN) is a leading provider of talent measurement solutions to help organizations of all sizes hire, develop, and retain the right talent. Our suite of industry-leading assessment tools, innovative technology, and support services offers clients a single source for streamlined people measurement.  More information is available at www.panpowered.com.

 Further Information

Brad Schneider, Senior Vice President
PSI Services LLC
+1 818 847 6180
bschneider@psionline.com

PSI TO SPONSOR THE 2017 ASSOCIATION OF TEST PUBLISHERS (ATP) – INNOVATIONS IN TESTING CONFERENCE

Glendale, CA – March 2, 2017 – PSI Services LLC (PSI), an industry-leading provider of professional testing services, announced that they will be a Platinum Sponsor for the 2017 Innovations in Testing Conference to be held at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, AZ, on March 5-8, 2017.

“PSI has long been a leading contributor and active supporter of the Association of Test Publishers,” said Greg Becker, EVP, Strategy and Market Development.  “We take great pride in participating and exhibiting at the show (booth #40) and sponsoring the Internet café.  This year PSI will be Leading the Conversation in the conference program, by presenting in 14 program sessions.”

MONDAY, MARCH 6
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM   Measuring Test Competency: A Cross-Divisional Session on the Value of Performance Testing
11:00 am – 12:00 PM   Addressing the Gaps: Using Research on Security Practices to Identify Your Organization’s Shortfalls
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM   PSI Services ATLAS Cloud Product Demo
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM   RPNow: On-Demand and Scalable Platform for Secure Online Proctoring for Anytime Anywhere Test-Taking
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM   Competency Modeling, Fueled by Technology
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM   Crowd Sourcing: The Future of Survey Research?
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM   Monitoring Assessment Performance: Analysis, Record Keeping, Reporting and Taking Action
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM   Performance Testing: Opportunities, Challenges, and Lessons Learned
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Detecting Inattentive Respondents in MTurk and Research Samples
TUESDAY, MARCH 7
2:30 PM – 3:10 PM Getting Fired Up About Market Research
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
 
From A to Z: How to Deliver Learning, Practice Exams, and Certification Credentials, all from your LMS
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
 
Reaching Your Candidates: Using Multiple Delivery Models to Expand Access to Assessments
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8
8:45 AM – 9:45 AM When They Practice, You Can Learn: Innovations in Practice Exam Use
 
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Transitioning to Automated Test Assembly: An Overview and Case Study

“The ATP conference is one of the testing industry’s leading events and provides PSI an opportunity to meet with valued clients and peers, and discuss the latest trends that will shape the future of the industry,” said Stephen Tapp, PSI’s CEO.

About PSI

PSI Services LLC (PSI) has over 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, federal and state government agencies, professional associations, certifying bodies and leading academic institutions. 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, distance learning testing, license management services and professional services. More information is available at www.psionline.com.

Further Information

Greg Becker, Executive Vice President
PSI Services LLC
+1 818 847 6180
gbecker@psionline.com

PSI SERVICES LLC ACQUIRES PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT NETWORK (PAN)

Leaders in Talent Assessment and Measurement Solutions Combine Forces

Burbank, CA January 24, 2017  PSI Services LLC (PSI), a worldwide, industry-leading professional testing services provider to corporations, federal and state government agencies, professional associations, certifying bodies and leading academic institutions, today announced that they have acquired Performance Assessment Network (PAN), a recognized leader in talent assessments and measurement solutions for the Corporate, Government and Education marketplace worldwide.

The acquisition of PAN extends PSI’s product range and solution reach for its Talent Assessment market segment, providing an opportunity for the combined portfolio to expand their hiring and development programs leveraging PAN’s world-class assessment technology, supported by content from PAN’s industry-leading assessment catalog and PSI’s seventy years of expertise providing products and industry leading psychometric consulting in the Talent Assessment industry.

“The PAN acquisition supports PSI’s expansion plans for our Talent Assessment market (PSI’s original market segment) as we look for strategic opportunities to continue our growth,” said Steve Tapp, President and CEO of PSI. “By combining PSI’s extensive psychometric consulting arm, industry leading assessment products, and operational expertise with PAN’s expanded leading edge technology and test catalog, including IPAT published products, PSI is well-positioned to deliver world-class solutions and provide more choice to the Human Capital marketplace.”

Jim Holm, PAN’s CEO, said, “We believe the partnership with PSI to be an excellent growth opportunity. The worldwide operational resources and test security experience of PSI, combined with PAN’s more than 16,000 active testing administrators and HR managers using PAN’s technology and catalog to hire and develop great employees, will provide a unique suite of robust product solutions to accelerate growth and provide enhanced services.”

PSI provides various solutions worldwide 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), certification credentialing services (for certifying bodies) and leading academic institutions. PSI offers clients various solutions to measure, assess and identify the skills, traits and abilities of individuals seeking jobs, degrees, and licensure or certification credentials. 

About PAN

PAN was founded in 2000 by two clinical psychologists that saw a need to compile the best online assessments onto one platform. Today, PAN is the leading provider of talent measurement solutions to help organizations of all sizes hire, develop, and retain the right talent. PAN’s suite of industry-leading assessment tools, innovative technology, and support services offers clients a single source for streamlined people measurement.  More information is available at www.panpowered.com.

About PSI

PSI Services LLC (PSI) has over 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, federal and state government agencies, professional associations, certifying bodies and leading academic institutions. 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, distance learning testing, license management services and professional services. More information is available at www.psionline.com.

Further Information

Greg Becker, Executive Vice President
PSI Services LLC
+1 818 847 6180
gbecker@psionline.com

PSI SERVICES LLC ACQUIRES ECDL SWITZERLAND

Burbank, CA – January 19, 2017 –  PSI Services LLC (PSI), a worldwide, industry-leading professional testing services provider, today announced they have acquired ECDL Switzerland AG, the organisation that promotes the development of computer skills by delivering the ECDL certificates in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

“We are excited about belonging to an international company as we already offer an international certificate for computer users”, said Julia van Wijnkoop, Managing Director of ECDL Switzerland, “We have worked with the PSI teams in Sweden and UK over many years and are looking forward to advancing that working relationship now as part of the PSI family.”

“Given our extensive involvement with ECDL internationally, the acquisition both enhances PSI’s position in the crucial area of digital literacy and supports the continued expansion of our global footprint.” said Steve Tapp, President and CEO of PSI.  “By leveraging the wealth of experience that exists within ECDL Switzerland and their in-depth local knowledge, we will be able to bring our full range of products and services to existing clients, as well as growing our presence significantly in the Swiss market.”

PSI has played a leading role in the field in digital literacy for over 20 years. As the pre-eminent provider of courseware, diagnostic and certification tests for the internationally recognised European and International Computer Driving Licence (E/ICDL), it delivers millions of tests each year to 26 countries in 22 languages, with an exclusive presence in some of the programme’s largest markets.

About ECDL Switzerland AG

Founded in 2000 and based in Basel, ECDL Switzerland AG aims to promote the development of computer skills. As the licensee of the Swiss Informatics Society (SI), ECDL Switzerland AG is responsible for the implementation and coordination of the ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) programme in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The team consists of 20 members of staff. They issue the ECDL certificates which are obtained by passing the ECDL online exams. Schools, as well as companies and organisations, can become accredited ECDL Test Centres. This allows them to offer the ECDL exams to their students, participants in their courses or members of staff. For more information, visit www.ecdl.ch.

About PSI

PSI Services LLC (PSI) has over 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, federal and state government agencies, professional associations, certifying bodies and leading academic institutions. 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, distance learning testing, license management services and professional services. More information is available at www.psionline.com/international.

Further Information

Julia van Wijnkoop, Managing Director
& Head Marketing ECDL Switzerland AG
+41 61 270 88 7
julia.vanwijnkoop@ecdl.ch
Alistair Fryer-Bovill, Director of Marketing
PSI International
+44 (0)1763 252191
afryer-Bovill@psionline.com

 

PSI SERVICES LLC ACQUIRES REMOTE PROCTORING PIONEER SOFTWARE SECURE, INC.

The Acquisition Expands PSI’s Full Service Testing Footprint into the Academic Marketplace   

Burbank, CA January 10, 2017  PSI Services LLC (PSI),  a worldwide, industry-leading professional testing services provider to corporations, federal and state government agencies, professional associations, certifying bodies and leading academic institutions, today announced that they have acquired Software Secure, Inc. (Software Secure), a  recognized leader in Cloud-based (SaaS) online testing and a pioneer in Record and Review remote proctoring solutions for higher education, K-12 and certification organizations.

The Software Secure acquisition is PSI’s second major investment in the Remote Proctoring space within the last two years – PSI previously acquired Innovative Exams, a leader in Live Remote proctoring and Secure Kiosk testing. The combined acquisitions allow PSI to take a leadership position in providing the marketplace with a full-service solution (best of breed Candidate Authentication, Live Remote proctoring, Record and Review, Automated proctoring, a robust test delivery Engine-Psychometric Consulting, and Digital Badging). The above capability combined with PSI’s worldwide test center solutions yields more choice for all stakeholders.

“The Software Secure acquisition supports PSI’s expansion into the Academic market segment as we look for strategic opportunities to continue our growth,” said Steve Tapp, President and CEO of PSI. “By combining PSI’s extensive testing platform and operational expertise with Software Secure’s patented proctoring solutions and services, PSI is well-positioned to deliver world-class solutions and provide more choice to educators and learners now, and in the future.”

Douglas Winneg, Software Secure CEO, said, “We believe the partnership with PSI to be a perfect fit. The worldwide operational resources and test security experience of PSI combined with our solid track record of growth with over 400+ customers worldwide will provide our customers access to an expanded network of the industry’s best products.”

PSI provides various solutions worldwide 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), certification credentialing services (for certifying bodies) and leading academic institutions. PSI offers clients various solutions to measure, assess and identify the skills, traits and abilities of individuals seeking jobs, degrees, licensure or certification credentials.

 About Software Secure

With over 400 customers, Software Secure is the leading provider of secure and cost-effective computer-based testing solutions for any learning environments in higher education, K-12 and certification programs. With award-winning proctoring products that provide authentication and scalable security, the most recognized education institutions turn to Software Secure to help assure the integrity of degrees and credentials earned online – anytime, anywhere. More information is available at www.softwaresecure.com.

 About PSI

PSI Services LLC (PSI) has over 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, federal and state government agencies, professional associations, certifying bodies and leading academic institutions. 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, distance learning testing, license management services and professional services. More information is available at www.psionline.com.

Further Information

Greg Becker, Executive Vice President
PSI Services LLC
+1 818 847 6180
gbecker@psionline.com

PSI SERVICES LLC ACQUIRES COMPUTER ASSISTED TESTING SERVICE (CATS)

Leaders in Computer-Based Testing Join Forces to Expand their Combined Testing Solutions for the Aviation Industry
 
Burbank, CA December 6, 2016  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 that they have acquired Computer Assisted Testing Service (CATS), an organization that delivers computer based examinations for organizations involved in licensing and certification testing.

Mark Dennehy, President and CEO of CATS, stated that, “We are excited about joining the PSI family. Having worked alongside PSI in the industry for many years, we have watched closely the exciting growth PSI has undergone, both in clients and products and services. We look forward to working together to add even more value to our clients in the near future.”

“The CATS acquisition supports PSI’s expansion in our federal and certification market segments as we look for strategic opportunities to continue our growth,” said Steve Tapp, President and CEO of PSI. “Both PSI and CATS have a considerable position within the Federal Aviation marketplace. The combined entities will provide focused-innovative product solutions and dedication to quality for the thousands of candidates seeking aviation licensure and certifications. We look forward to partnering with the experienced team at CATS and their clients, as we further our commitment to offering the most robust, full service, end-to-end testing solution in the industry.”

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, traits and abilities of individuals seeking jobs, licensure or certification credentials.

About CATS

Computer Assisted Testing Service (CATS) is a full service testing company for licensure, certification, assessment, and educational testing programs. CATS offers end‐to‐end examination services, including fixed and remote computer‐based testing, test development and research, and construction of new test item types for a wide range of professions. More information is available at www.catstest.com.

About PSI

PSI Services LLC (PSI) has over 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, federal and state government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. 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.

Further Information

Greg Becker, Executive Vice President
PSI Services LLC
+1 818 847 6180
gbecker@psionline.com

PSI IS AN ICE PLATINUM SPONSOR

2016 Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) Exchange Conference

Burbank, CA (November 3, 2016) PSI Services LLC (PSI), a worldwide, industry-leading professional testing services provider to corporations, federal and state government agencies, professional associations, and certifying bodies, is a proud Platinum Sponsor at the upcoming 2016 Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) Exchange Conference to be held at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO, from Tuesday, November 8 through Friday, November 11, 2016.  The name ICE Exchange reflects what is valued most at the annual conference – the exchange of ideas, industry trends and best practices through networking, education and touching on the many aspects of the credentialing ecosystem.

In addition to exhibiting at the show and hosting the ICE First Time Attendees Reception and the Awards Luncheon, PSI will be providing thought leadership as part of several important presentations, including:

Wednesday, Nov. 9
12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Linking Market Research and Strategy
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ICE Research Summit: Assessing Noncognitive Competence / Standard Setting and Validation Strategies
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Fulfilling the Need: Launching a New Certification
Thursday, Nov. 10
8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Monitoring Assessment Performance: Analysis, Record Keeping Reporting, and Taking Action
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Leveraging Your Resources: Alternate Uses of Your Job/Practice Analysis

“As a thought leader in the field of testing, PSI has been a long time supporter of ICE, and each year we look forward to the annual conference, meeting with peers and sharing with our industry colleagues the latest trends and  important changes to the future of the credentialing marketplace,” said Greg Becker, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Market Development.

 About PSI

PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, federal and state government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. 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.

Further Information

Greg Becker, Executive Vice President
PSI Services LLC
+1 818 847 6180
gbecker@psionline.com

PSI TO EXHIBIT AT THE 2016 INTERNATIONAL DRONE CONFERENCE & EXPOSITION

Burbank, CA – August 30, 2016 – PSI Services LLC (PSI), an industry-leading provider of professional testing services, announced that they will be exhibiting (booth #205) at InterDrone – The International Drone Conference & Exposition – in Las Vegas, NV, on September 7-9, 2016.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has authorized PSI to administer the Aeronautical Knowledge Test through an Organization Designation Authorization (ODA). The FAA recently announced, via Part 107, the rules regarding small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and the pilot certification requirements. All FAA information can be found at www.faa.psiexams.com.

PSI began administering the UAS examination at over 350 locations, most of which are open six days a week. Click http/.faa.psiexams.com/locatefaa.html for testing locations. Applicants may schedule their exam by calling 1-800-211-2754 or by emailing examschedule@psionline.com. Please include full name, phone number as well as desired location, date, and time in the email, and PSI will respond to applicant emails within two business hours.

“PSI is excited to exhibit at InterDrone, one of the leading events of the drone industry. It provides the opportunity for us to meet with our valued partners as well as discuss the latest developments in this fast-growing industry,” says PSI’s President and CEO, Stephen Tapp.

About PSI

PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, federal and state government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. 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.faa.psiexams.com.

Further Information

Ho Mun, FAA ODA Administrator
PSI Services LLC
+1 818 847 6180, x7269
hmun@psionline.com

PSI TO EXHIBIT AT THE SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (SHRM) 2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND EXPOSITION

Burbank, CA June 14, 2016 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 that it will be exhibiting at the SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition to be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C., on June 19-21, 2016.

At the show, PSI will be located at booth #1218 and will feature:

  • PSI True-to-Life™ Assessments – Video based assessments that immerse candidates in the challenges they’ll encounter on the job
  • PSIVirtual Interview™ – Live and Record & Review behaviorally based video interviews that identify top hires through an engaging and interactive experience
  • PSI Remote Proctoring – A highly secure, affordable remote proctoring solution that ensures the person you’re interviewing is the same one who applied for the job
  • Comprehensive Leadership Services – Assessment, Coaching, Training & Development programs to enhance performance and identify leaders who engage their teams and drive results

“PSI is honored to once again exhibit at SHRM’s Annual Conference and Exposition,” said Stephen Tapp, PSI’s CEO. “As a leader in the talent assessment space, we are delighted to share in the latest trends and best practices with colleagues and friends in the Human Resources community.”

About PSI

PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, federal and state government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. 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.

Further Information

Brad Schneider, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Talent Assessment
PSI Services LLC
+1 818 847 6180
bschneider@psionline.com