Pearson VUE announces Pointcode, a new driving theory test service

Paris, France, Nov. 22, 2016 – A new driving theory test service – Pointcode – has been announced by global computer-based testing company Pearson VUE.

Pearson VUE has been awarded a licence by the Délégation à la Sécurité et à la Circulation Routières (DSCR) du Ministere de l’Intérieur to deliver the driving theory exam throughout France via its test centre network.

The company has successfully delivered driving theory tests for over a decade and has recently celebrated delivering more than 20 million of them.

Alex Ramos, client account manager at Pearson VUE, said: “Pointcode is a local, convenient and easy-to-access service. Our customers value how we leverage our global experience to deliver a distinctly local service. We provide a local regional manager, offering face-to-face support, along with a French-speaking customer service team available on the phone.

“Our large test centre network across France means optimum convenience for both driving schools and students, who can book tests on-demand at a time and place of their choice. I am delighted that this new agreement with the Délégation à la Sécurité et à la Circulation Routières (DSCR) du Ministere de l’Intérieur will allow us to improve the lives and careers of both driving instructors and theory test candidates nationwide.”

Pearson VUE is the global leader in computer-based testing (CBT) with decades of experience in supporting test owning organisations through every step of their assessment programmes. It now delivers over 14 million tests per year in 180 countries.

About Pointcode
Pointcode is the culmination of Pearson VUE's experience as the global leader in professional computer-based testing, resulting in a local, convenient and easy-to-access driving theory test service for France.

About the Road Safety and Traffic Delegation (DSCR) of the Ministry of the Interior
The DSCR (Délégation à la Sécurité et à la Circulation Routières or Road Safety and Traffic Delegation) is a central administrative body which was established in 1982 as part of the French Ministry of Equipment. Formerly the Road Safety and Traffic Department, it received its current name in 2008 and was transferred to the Ministry of the Interior in 2012. The DSCR formulates and implements road safety policy and assists with inter-ministerial action in this area. Its principal roles are maintaining the French highway code, road safety education, directing road safety policy, the computerised control and punishment of traffic offences, communication and information on road safety matters, conducting studies and trials in relation to road safety, implementing the computerised national driving licence system and vehicle registration system, and drafting and implementing the laws and regulations governing impounded vehicles and transport services provided by taxis and rural minicabs.

Media Contact:
Alex Ramos
+44 (0)7834 434 199
alex.ramos2@pearson.com
Damien Fletcher
+44 (0)20 7010 2582
damien.fletcher@pearson.com

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