To earn an ACT National Career Readiness Certificate, take three ACT WorkKeys assessments: Applied Mathematics, Locating Information and Reading for Information. Take the assessments at any ACT-licensed center. A list of testing centers is available on the ACT website.
The assessment method may vary by testing center, with some centers offering online testing and others offering paper-and-pencil testing. The score you achieve on all three assessments determines your ACT NCRC level. Scores range from bronze to platinum status.
Should you not achieve the desired score level for a particular occupation, practice tests and training options are available for improving test scores. A level of three or above is required for the ACT NCRC. You may receive your certificate from the assessment provider or by creating an account through the ACT website.
Providing the same demographic information is very important when registering for the assessments. There are five demographic criteria that must be the same on each testing record: your first name, last name, month of birth, day of birth and ID.
Workforce developers use ACT WorkKeys assessments to help displaced workers re-enter the job market. Employers use the assessments to determine promotions, to provide training and to improve hiring practices.