Pearson Vue Contract Extension

The Pearson Vue two year contract with the MSBC was scheduled to expire at the end of September 2013.  The MSBC asked Pearson Vue if they would consider giving them a 6 month extension.  Person Vue graciously has agreed to extend the contract until March 31, 2014….

What most everyone is not aware of is the fact the MSBC never lived up to its end of the contractual agreement.  In the contractual agreement Pearson Vue requested that the MSBC obtain a secure means in which the data between MSBC and Pearson Vue could be transmitted and shared.  This request was never honored by the MSBC and that is why Schools had students taking the examination 4, 5 and 6 times…

Time and time again I hear that the MSBC does not have the funding for such upgrades.  But yet you have certain Board members that want to bad mouth Pearson Vue every chance they get and these same Board members are why no real efforts are being made to resolve such issues.

The MSBC can say they do not have funding for equipment, hardware, and software upgrades but DID YOU KNOW that certain Board members voted to send themselves as well as the Cosmetology Board Executive Director Cynthia Johnson and Cosmetology Board attorney Margarette Meeks to the NIC (National-Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology) back in April 2013 in Charlotte, NC…… Just wondering how much money did that cost the agency????

3 Comment(s)

  • by Karen Causey Posted October 18, 2013 12:16 pm

    I really like Pearson Vue, and I believe if everyone would read the packet and follow with the instructions that are in the packet everyone would be happy. I do not believe that cosmetologist should grade students as we did in previous years, because they are grading them by salon standards and these are people starting off and instructors should be grading them. And as far as an Cosmetologist grading an Instructor, what do they KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • by Melvin Calton Posted October 24, 2013 9:51 am

      I could not agree with you more, however Mississippi is one of the few states whose laws, rules, and regulations allows testing evaluators to only have a cosmetology licenses. Remember MOST Board members were not INSTRUCTORS when the Board was administering the examination….

  • by Glenda Honeycutt Posted October 22, 2013 10:18 am


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