IDEMIA Lends ID Expertise to Online Testing Giant

“The partnership is another indication of IDEMIA’s prominence in the identity verification space, with the company having also recently established alliances with some major players in mobile biometrics…”

IDEMIA Lends ID Expertise to Online Testing Giant

One of the world’s biggest online testing companies has teamed up with IDEMIA for ID verification, attesting to the latter’s identity expertise.

Based in Minneapolis, Pearson VUE has been offering computer-based testing services since 1994. At this point, the company says it delivers 15 million certification and licensing exams per year, has a network of almost 20,000 secure test centers, and performs online testing services in more than 180 countries.

Now, the company is going to leverage IDEMIA’s identity verification technology in both its remote testing services and its Professional Centers. With respect to the former, IDEMIA’s technology will allow test takers to scan their driver’s licenses or other government ID in order to confirm their identities, with the credentials immediately compared against IDEMIA’s library of official identity documents.

IDEMIA’s in-person verification technology, meanwhile, is currently being trialed in Pearson VUE’s Professional Centers, with IDEMIA hardware scanning physical identity documents for multiple security features.

The partnership is another indication of IDEMIA’s prominence in the identity verification space, with the company having also recently established alliances with some major players in mobile biometrics including Onfido, as well as Infineon and pmdtechnologies. And in a statement announcing the latest news, Pearson VUE VP Peter Pascale lauded his firm’s partner.

“The power of working with IDEMIA is that they help us expand how we validate candidates’ identities,” he said. “The ability to quickly evaluate the validity of global government-issued identification documents brings additional security and authorization levels to prevent fraud in high-stakes exams.”