Prometric & The International College of Professional Selling Sign Contract For International Delivery of Sales Professional Exams
Prometric, a trusted provider of market-leading test development and delivery solutions, and the International College of Professional Selling (ICPS), a global provider of accredited qualifications for sales professionals, today announced their partnership for computer-based delivery of the Diploma in Professional Selling and Graduate Diploma in Sales Coaching. Based in Ireland, ICPS is dedicated to providing sales professionals with career-specific accredited qualifications to improve sales performance for them and for their employers.
Beginning in 2012, ICPS will leverage Prometric’s secure test centre network worldwide to expand its current in-school delivery model to include the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom and the Middle East. Expanding the number of locations where students can take the Diploma in Professional Selling and Graduate Diploma in Sales Coaching will ensure easier and more convenient access to each test for sales professionals and allow ICPS to meet international demand.
“Since its creation in 2009 ICPS has established itself as the leading global provider of internationally recognised and accredited sales education, serving customers like Coca Cola, Zurich, Apple, & AON,” said ICPS CEO Mairead Cosgrave. “Through our innovative blended use of delivery and learning materials that have been proven over 25 years, the next step for us is to export our qualifications. We look forward to having our unique accredited sales qualifications more available to students across the globe and we are excited to partner with Prometric to enhance our service to our students and partners everywhere.”
“Prometric has been helping clients around the world realize the many benefits of computer-based exams to expand access beyond country borders and boundaries,” Garrett Sherry, Associate Vice President and UK/Ireland Country Manager. For more than 10 years, Prometric has been supporting clients in Ireland and the UK to improve the quality and cost effectiveness of the testing experience — including high customer service levels, reliable platforms and advanced security measures. Our newly organized global Test Development Solutions team, also headquartered in Ireland, is well prepared to assist the ICPS with its development and publishing initiatives that will further help to grow the footprint of its program.”
The Diploma in Professional Selling programme explores empirical research into the psychology of selling and prepares professional salespeople for a career move into senior account management, sales management and sales coaching.
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 more than 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 10,000 test centers in more than 160 countries. For more information, please visit www.prometric.com.
ICPS is part of the BTSi Group of companies, whose primary aim is to promote the profession of selling by providing globally recognised and accredited education in sales, sales management and sales coaching. The International College of Professional Selling offers a range of exclusive accredited higher level Sales qualifications that form a pathway to sales professionalism and provide all those in sales, with an academic route to match their career aspirations. For more information please visit http://www.businessandtrainingsolutions.com.
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