Pearson VUE has shared more details about its partnership with Regula Forensics. The two companies first joined forces back in March, with Pearson VUE indicating that it would be using Regula’s face and document recognition technology to streamline its remote onboarding procedures for online test takers all over the world.
The latest announcement follows through on that initial promise. Pearson VUE has now integrated Regula’s Document Reader SDK into its own OnVUE online proctoring solution to give test administrators the ability to confirm the authenticity of identity documents.
OnVUE is designed for those who are trying to obtain a specific certification or license, and need to pass an exam in order to do so. The solution has been used to facilitate examinations in more than 180 countries, and will now be able to recognize more than 10,000 document templates in 98 languages thanks to the addition of Regula’s Document Reader SDK.
The Regula SDK uses optical character recognition (OCR) tech to determine what kind of document is being presented, and then analyzes the text to search for any signs of tampering. Test takers will be asked to use their smartphone to take a photo of their driver’s license (or another form of government-issued ID) to verify their identity when they sit down to write their exam. However, they cannot use restricted IDs like US Military IDs or Geneva Convention cards, since the US prohibits the digitalization or photography of such documents.
“Regula’s technology offers global coverage and fast verification of government-issued identification documents,” said Pearson VUE CTO and Products and Services SVP Farzana Ashraf. “With Regula, not only have we enhanced our fraud prevention process, but we continue to offer a consistent candidate experience.’’
Regula has already provided similar onboarding services for a Portuguese border agency, and for Permission.io, which is using the Document Reader SDK in its advertising rewards program. The company has also argued that its technology can help speed up identity checks in the air travel industry.
July 7, 2021 – by Eric Weiss