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What is a Career Readiness Certificate?

National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

The ACT NCRC is a portable, evidence-based credential that certifies the essential skills for workplace success. Employers look for it from job candidates, whether they come directly from high school or through postsecondary paths, because it is a valid predictor of job performance.


A National Career Readiness Certificate is earned by completing the three WorkKeys Assessments:

  • Applied Math
  • Workplace Documents
  • Graphic Literacy

After earning the ACT NCRC, students can easily set up an online account at that enables employers to verify their credentials quickly and conveniently. They’ll also want to showcase their accomplishment by including information about achieving the ACT NCRC on their resumes and job applications.

*Approximate percentage based on jobs in the WorkKeys® occupational profile database.

An Oklahoma Career Readiness Certificate (OKCRC) is a portable credential that shows an individual has certain fundamental skills needed in the workplace. The WorkKeys assessment system is used to determine those skill levels. Depending on their scores, potential or incumbent employees receive one of the following certificates:

Platinum—awarded to those who score at or above a level 6 in each of the core areas

Gold—awarded to those who score at or above a level 5 in each of the core areas.

Silver—awarded to those who score at or above a 4 in each of the core areas.

Bronze—awarded to those who score at or above a 3 in each of the core areas.

Last Modified on Oct 04, 2021
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