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 to 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

Find a Test Center

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 to help achieve your higher education and career goals.

Improve Your WorkKeys Scores

WorkKeys assessments vary in the kinds of skills they measure. Whether taking just one assessment or a series of them, targeted preparation helps you know what to expect on test day. You'll find several ways to prepare and improve your scores.

KeyTrain Curriculum

KeyTrain® is a complete interactive training system that helps you master the skills essential to success in the workplace and reach foundational career readiness.

WorkKeys Curriculum

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

CareerReady 101

Career Ready 101 is a comprehensive program that includes all KeyTrain® modules listed and goes a step further by addressing life and employability skills and tools.

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.