Certified Counties

When a county achieves Work Ready Community status, it means they have a robust, public-private partnership driven approach to link education to workforce development, align to economic development and match people to jobs. Once a community is certified, that is just the beginning. Their next step is to build upon this foundation and further strengthen their workforce development efforts through the Maintaining ACT Work Ready Community efforts.

County State Certified Date
Jasper Missouri March 8, 2013
Clarendon South Carolina August 23, 2013
Franklin Missouri January 10, 2014
Ripley Missouri January 10, 2014
Butler Missouri January 10, 2014
Colleton South Carolina April 28, 2014
McCormick South Carolina May 20, 2014
St. Francois Missouri July 11, 2014
Jefferson Missouri July 11, 2014
Henry Missouri July 11, 2014
Rapides Parish Louisiana July 17, 2014
Avoyelles Parish Louisiana July 18, 2014
Saluda South Carolina July 31, 2014
Greenwood South Carolina December 17, 2014
Abbeville South Carolina December 18, 2014
Cherokee South Carolina December 18, 2014
Edgefield South Carolina December 18, 2014
Florence South Carolina December 18, 2014
Pickens South Carolina December 18, 2014
Allendale South Carolina December 18, 2014
Anderson South Carolina December 18, 2014
Bamberg South Carolina December 18, 2014
Beaufort South Carolina December 18, 2014
Berkeley South Carolina December 18, 2014
Dorchester South Carolina December 18, 2014
Fairfield South Carolina December 18, 2014
Laurens South Carolina December 18, 2014
Marlboro South Carolina December 18, 2014
Newberry South Carolina December 18, 2014
Sumter South Carolina December 18, 2014
Williamsburg South Carolina December 18, 2014
Linn Missouri January 16, 2015
Pettis Missouri January 16, 2015
Adair Missouri January 16, 2015
Cape Girardeau Missouri January 16, 2015
Saline Missouri January 16, 2015
Dyer Tennessee January 20, 2015
Union Oregon January 27, 2015
Clatsop Oregon March 17, 2015
Lane Oregon March 17, 2015
Rush Indiana March 17, 2015
Benton Tennessee March 20, 2015
Lake Tennessee April 20, 2015
Chariton Missouri April 21, 2015
Darlington South Carolina April 22, 2015
Lexington South Carolina April 22, 2015
Wayne North Carolina April 22, 2015
Barnwell South Carolina April 22, 2015
Chesterfield South Carolina April 22, 2015
Dillon South Carolina April 22, 2015
Lee South Carolina April 22, 2015
Marion South Carolina April 22, 2015
Lenoir North Carolina April 22, 2015
Randolph Indiana May 19, 2015
Spartanburg South Carolina June 7, 2015
Hampton South Carolina June 8, 2015
Oconee South Carolina June 8, 2015
Livingston Missouri July 10, 2015
Newton Missouri July 10, 2015
Vernon Missouri July 10, 2015
Barry Missouri July 10, 2015
Jackson Oregon August 12, 2015
Craven North Carolina August 27, 2015
Gaston North Carolina August 27, 2015
Greene North Carolina August 27, 2015
Jones North Carolina August 27, 2015
Pamlico North Carolina August 27, 2015
Grundy Missouri September 2, 2015
Crook Oregon September 10, 2015
Deschutes Oregon September 10, 2015
Obion Tennessee September 20, 2015
Gregg Texas September 28, 2015
Calhoun South Carolina September 30, 2015
Chester South Carolina September 30, 2015
Georgetown South Carolina September 30, 2015
Kershaw South Carolina September 30, 2015
Orangeburg South Carolina September 30, 2015
York South Carolina September 30, 2015
Henry Virginia October 8, 2015
Greenville South Carolina October 20, 2015
Lauderdale Tennessee October 20, 2015
McDowell North Carolina December 13, 2015
Cleveland North Carolina December 14, 2015
Rutherford North Carolina December 14, 2015
Charleston South Carolina January 13, 2016
Lancaster South Carolina January 13, 2016
Lawrence Missouri January 14, 2016
Madison Missouri January 14, 2016
Maries Missouri January 14, 2016
Washington Missouri January 14, 2016
Barton Missouri January 14, 2016
Dunklin Missouri January 14, 2016
Howell Missouri January 14, 2016
Baker Oregon January 19, 2016
Josephine Oregon January 19, 2016
Marion Oregon January 19, 2016
Delaware Indiana January 22, 2016
Cherokee Kansas February 4, 2016
Catahoula Parish Louisiana February 8, 2016
Douglas Oregon February 17, 2016

This website reports the ACT® WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificates earned at the county and state level and the progress being made by those participating states and counties in the ACT Work Ready Community initiative. This site only represents data stored in the ACT RegiSTAR™ system, a web-based reporting and management tool for ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificates.


State and national ACT WorkKeys NCRC data runs from January 2006 through , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through , while national job profile data reaches back to 1993. Again, please note that county-level ACT WorkKeys NCRC data collection began in January 2012 for WorkKeys Internet Version, and in July 2012 for pencil and paper assessments. State and national certificate totals include historical data prior to 2012.


WorkKeys® assessments are used across the nation, and many states have built their own Career Readiness Certificates based upon WorkKeys assessment results. You will find an asterisk denoting those states. This website will continue to evolve as the first two rounds of participating states give us feedback on what they would like to see -- and based on your feedback, as well.


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