Having a local proctored testing centre allows for individuals to take necessary exams to become qualified in their fields without having to incur the costs of travel and accommodation to travel to larger population centres to obtain certification.
Pearson VUE started its test delivery business delivering exams for the IT industry. Since 1997, they have delivered millions of high-, medium- and low-stakes IT certification exams all over the world. Pearson has become the undisputed leader in helping IT companies develop, manage, deliver and grow their certification programs. Certification exams for companies like Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, HP, and CompTIA are offered on-site at the Skills Centre.
Pearson VUE entered the health and medical testing market in 1999 when it became the sole provider of the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®) and the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN®), the exams required to be a licensed nurse in the US and as of 2015, in Canada.
From the Pearson Vue Test Takers web page, https://home.pearsonvue.com/test-taker.aspx, individuals can search for links to their designated exams and register online to come in and write the required exams.