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Benefits of ACT WorkKeys Assessments and How They 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 training and assessments that build and measure workplace skills that can affect your job performance and increase opportunities for career changes and advancement.

Get Noticed by Employers
Increase Opportunities for Career Changes and Advancement
Match Your Skills to In-Demand Careers

Show Employers Concrete Proof of Your Work Skills


Measure your career-ready skills for future success with ACT WorkKeys Assessments.


Earn a nationally recognized credential that will get you noticed by employers with ACT WorkKeys NCRC.

Digital Badging

Turn your NCRC into a portable, shareable credential with Digital Badging.

Prepare for WorkKeys Assessments

ACT WorkKeys Assessments measure foundational skills required for success in the workplace and help measure the workplace skills that can affect job performance.

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

Take the WorkKeys Assessments

With WorkKeys, you’re in control. You can take the assessments on your own time, as many times as you want, and only share scores with employers when you’re ready. Each assessment offers varying levels of difficulty. The levels build on each other, incorporating the skills assessed at the previous levels. For example, at Level 5, individuals need the skills from Levels 3, 4, and 5. The complexity can also increase as the quantity and/or density of the information increases.

Earn Your NCRC

The ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate (ACT WorkKeys NCRC®) is an assessment-based credential issued at four levels; Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. 

With an NCRC, you can:

  • Build confidence that your skills meet the needs of employers
  • Show prospective employers concrete proof of the skills you have
  • Apply real-world use to coursework from the classroom
  • Determine skill improvement and training needs
  • Improve the opportunities for career changes and advancement
  • Earn college credit at many institutions and reach academic goals more quickly 

Share Your NCRC with Digital Badging

A badge is a digital asset used to communicate a learning achievement or credential. You can share your NCRC badge with anyone you’d like, wherever you’d like: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, email, on your resume, or embedded in a website. If you’re a Platinum, Gold, or Silver badge earner, you can also obtain college credits through digitally sharing your transcript with accepting institutions. A viewer can click on your badge and will be taken back to Credly to view all the details of your achievement. Upon earning your WorkKeys NCRC, you will receive an email from Credly to accept your digital badge. 

Apprenticeships: Building a Future-Ready Workforce Begins with On-The-Job Learning

What better way to transfer knowledge and close skills gaps than through work-based learning? Open the door of opportunity and career exploration through a powerful combination of on-the-job learning, classroom instruction, and mentorship by offering work-based learning to the future workforce. 

How Individuals Benefit Through Work-Ready Communities

Individuals understand what skills are required by employers - and how to prepare themselves for success.

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