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ACT WorkKeys for Job Seekers

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How ACT WorkKeys Assessments Can Work for You

Whether you're thinking about the next phase of your education, launching a new career, or making a transition in your current job, the ACT® WorkKeys® assessment system can help.

WorkKeys is a system of assessments and curriculum that build and measure essential workplace skills that can affect your job performance and increase opportunities for career changes and advancement.

With ACT WorkKeys, you can:

  1. Register and take WorkKeys Assessments
  2. Prepare for WorkKeys Assessments
  3. Earn your National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

What We Test and Why

WorkKeys assessments help you measure workplace skills, such as Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents, that can affect your job performance.

Earning Your NCRC...Easy as 1, 2, 3

Take the Assessments

There are hundreds of locations licensed to provide WorkKeys assessment services throughout the United States. Find a test center located nearest you where you'll register for the WorkKeys assessments.

Prep for the Assessments

The NCRC is earned by achieving a Level Score of 3 or better on all three WorkKeys assessments. Put your best foot forward with targeted preparation so you know what to expect on test day.

Put Your NCRC to Work

Did you achieve a Level Score of 3 or better on all three WorkKeys assessments? If so, congratulations! You’ve earned your NCRC. Now use it by sharing your achievement with potential or current employers.

WorkKeys Curriculum

Improve your WorkKeys Scores

The WorkKeys curriculum includes the only courses linked to current occupational information and WorkKeys assessment skills areas. The courses supporting the skills development needed to obtain an ACT® National Career Readiness Certificate® are available for mobile delivery. 

Learn more about the curriculum and other assessment preparation options.

The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

Nationally certified. Nationally recognized.

Powered by three WorkKeys assessments, the National Career Readiness Certificate® (NCRC®), helps individuals prove they possess the skills that employers deem essential.

A portable credential that helps you improve your career outcome and succeed in a variety of career pathways.

Already earned the NCRC? Order additional copies through your MyWorkKeys account.

Search Jobs by Skills

You may know what you want to do, but not know the skills you need to make it a reality. Use our interactive tool to search by job title.

How Job Seekers are Benefiting from ACT WorkKeys

State of Ohio

Finding work faster.

CG Power Systems

Using skills certification for better job prospects.

NCRC Examinee

Wages and NCRC/WorkKeys skill levels.

Have questions? Call 800-967-5539, email us, or complete this contact form.