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Prometric Signs Contract for International Software Engineer Certification Programme ​​


— Prometric, a trusted provider of market-leading test development and delivery solutions, and ARM today announced a partnership for the design and delivery of the new ARM Accredited Engineer certification program. The program will launch initially in Mainland China and Taiwan, in mid-2012, and extend globally, reaching the United States, India and Western Europe.


Gaining ARM Accredited Engineer status will provide industry professionals a measureable opportunity to distinguish themselves over others in the technology field.  Employers — particularly companies that develop the billions of products utilizing ARM processor-based microchip designs — gain a new level of assurance that the professionals they hire are among the most highly skilled and qualified in the industry.


Prometric will provide full-service test development solutions and securely administer testing services through its global network of authorized computer-based testing centres.

"ARM invests in the development of new business services to provide our thriving ecosystem of partners greater opportunity for innovation and value in their products," said Paul Elbro, Vice President and General Manager, ARM Services. "The ARM Accredited Engineer certification programme we are developing with Prometric will be a key factor in driving the proliferation of engineers with demonstrable skills in the design and development of devices integrating ARM technology. ARM Accredited Engineer certification will be an important differentiator for the industry's engineers and engineering students."

ARM designs and licenses microprocessor intellectual property to the majority of the industry's leading semiconductor and systems companies. The Cambridge, UK-based company licenses its technology to more than 250 partners that have shipped 30 billion ARM processors throughout the world. 

"For elite intellectual property developers such as ARM, certification testing provides an effective means to measure the expertise of your workforce," said Prometric Chief Operating Officer Charles Kernan. "We are excited to partner with ARM and look forward to providing the test development and delivery solutions it needs to further distinguish itself in the electronics market."

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About Prometric

Prometric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is a trusted provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment. Its market-leading test development and delivery solutions allow clients to develop and launch global testing programs as well as accurately measure program results and data.  Prometric reliably delivers and administers nearly 10 million tests a year on behalf of approximately 400 clients in the academic, financial, government, healthcare, professional, corporate and information technology markets.  It delivers tests flexibly via the Web or by utilizing a robust network of more than 8,000 test centers in more than 160 countries.  For more information, please visit