Alpine Testing Solutions, Inc. (“Alpine”) was first organized in 1991 as a non-profit under the name Institute for Computer Uses in Education (ICUE). The intent of ICUE was to develop and introduce innovative computer uses focused on improving and integrating the processes of instruction and assessment in schools, homes, and business. In 1994, the organization amended its articles of incorporation and converted to a for-profit C corporation. In 1998, the company changed its name to Alpine Media Corporation to better represent the company’s focus on integrated, multimedia training and assessment solutions.
In 2004, the company had four employees and was struggling financially. An independent consultant was hired to perform a business review of Alpine.
Driven by the consultant’s findings, in 2005 the board of directors hired a new president and CEO with the charge to focus the company and provide value for the shareholders within three to five years. The company immediately narrowed its focus to psychometric and test development services for credentialing programs and changed its name to Alpine Testing Solutions, Inc. The company successfully transformed itself between 2005 and 2012. Along the way it expanded into the educational testing market and introduced a credential management solution. In 2012, the company executed a stock redemption in which all outstanding shares owned by non-employee shareholders were purchased and an equivalent number of shares were subsequently sold to a newly formed ESOP.
Today, as an employee-owned company, Alpine provides program and psychometric consultation, test development and validation services, and credential management solutions to credentialing (i.e., certification, assessment-based certificate, licensure, assessment-based badging) and education programs.