ACT WorkKeys for Job Seekers
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:
- Register to take WorkKeys Assessments
- Prepare for WorkKeys Assessments
- Earn your National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)
- Share your NCRC digital badge online
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
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)
Nationally certified. Nationally recognized.
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.
How Job Seekers are Benefiting from ACT WorkKeys
CG Power Systems
Using skills certification for better job prospects.