Work Keys

What is the work keys assessment?

The Work Keys Assessment helps you measure the workplace skills that are related to job performance. Individuals who complete the three Work Keys Assessments – Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents will earn the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). You can earn an NCRC at the following levels: Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Bronze. Many employers use the NCRC levels when hiring and promoting. Some educational programs use the NCRC for admissions or scholarship criteria. Earning your NCRC is a great way to document your workplace skills.

What You Need to Know

  • Work Keys Assessments are timed tests
  • You need to arrive 15 minutes prior to the exam

What You Need to Bring

  • Your photo ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.)
  • Your email confirmation receipt from Register Blast – can be on your phone
  • Testing fees are non-refundable

Scheduling a work keys assessment

  1. Schedule Click here
  2. Choose a group – Work Keys
  3. Choose your exam
  4. Choose a date
  5. Choose a time
  6. Complete tester information
  7. Pay for exam
  8. Print receipt

How to prepare for an assessment

  • Get a good night’s rest prior to the exam
  • Eat a nutritious meal prior to testing

Additional Online Resources

  • For more information about Work Keys, please visit the ACT website by clicking here.

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