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Performance Training Systems & Questionmark Partner to Offer On-line Firefighter Certification Exams


Training Systems
(PTS), leader in items banks for the fire and
emergency medical fields, and Questionmark,
global provider of assessment technologies and portal solutions, today
announced their partnership to deliver online firefighter certification
exams, pre-employment and promotional exams. Exam content will be
created by PTS and Questionmark will deliver the exams by way of their
assessment management software, OnDemand. This unique partnership allows
Fire Marshalls, State Directors and Fire Colleges to use well proven
item banks and configure their tests to meet their needs. These
certification exams improve the efficiency of each certification program
by delivering standard or customized item banks in a secure environment
to their participants. The time-savings and ease of use enable fire
professionals to focus on what matters - offering valid and reliable
content - for accurate and defensible results.

"For anyone in a high-stakes job it is important that they know that
they are qualified," said Eric Shepherd, Questionmark's CEO, "by teaming
with PTS we can provide not only great tools but also great content to
Fire Marshalls, State Directors and Fire Colleges to efficiently
maintain their assessments and ensure valid, reliable and defensible

"The PTS Fire Test Banks®, meet the accreditation requirements of the
International Fire Service Accreditation Congress and the National Board
on Fire Service Professional Qualifications," said Ben Hirst, PTS's CEO.
"Our partnership with Questionmark has been enlightening and rewarding
and we appreciate working with an organization that are not only
passionate about quality but also assisting professional and volunteer
firefighters around the globe."

The combination of PTS's Fire Test Banks® and Questionmark empowers
organizations to manage their own examinations, locations, delivery,
proctoring over the Web or on paper, and include registration and
payment systems along with complete digital records and powerful reports.

About Performance Training Systems, Inc.

For more than 28 years, Performance Training Systems has been the leader
in valid and reliable testing services for the fire and emergency
medical fields. A truly dedicated company, PTS' testing materials are
used by 360+ fire department training divisions and 129 academies and
training institutions, and 107 fire service certification entities
worldwide. With 40 test item banks, composed of over 20,000+ questions,
PTS provides the perfect foundation for success. Visit
for detailed information on certification exam offerings.

About Questionmark

Questionmark assessment and portal solutions are used by organizations
worldwide to securely measure knowledge, skills and attitudes for
certification, regulatory compliance, workforce learning, channel
expertise and higher education. Questionmark's assessment management
system, available as a cloud-based or on- premise solution, provides
collaborative, secure authoring of questions and assessments;
comprehensive item banking; multiple delivery options including mobile
devices; powerful reporting and analytics to inform stakeholders; and
trustworthy, defensible results. Complete details are available at
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