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 County Missouri March 7, 2013
Clarendon County South Carolina August 23, 2013
Franklin County Missouri January 9, 2014
Butler County Missouri January 10, 2014
Ripley County Missouri January 10, 2014
Colleton County South Carolina April 28, 2014
McCormick County South Carolina May 19, 2014
Jefferson County Missouri July 10, 2014
St. Francois County Missouri July 10, 2014
Henry County Missouri July 11, 2014
Avoyelles Parish Louisiana July 17, 2014
Rapides Parish Louisiana July 17, 2014
Saluda County South Carolina July 30, 2014
Greenwood County South Carolina December 17, 2014
Pickens County South Carolina December 17, 2014
Cherokee County South Carolina December 17, 2014
Edgefield County South Carolina December 17, 2014
Florence County South Carolina December 17, 2014
Abbeville County South Carolina December 18, 2014
Allendale County South Carolina December 18, 2014
Anderson County South Carolina December 18, 2014
Bamberg County South Carolina December 18, 2014
Beaufort County South Carolina December 18, 2014
Berkeley County South Carolina December 18, 2014
Sumter County South Carolina December 18, 2014
Laurens County South Carolina December 18, 2014
Marlboro County South Carolina December 18, 2014
Williamsburg County South Carolina December 18, 2014
Dorchester County South Carolina December 18, 2014
Fairfield County South Carolina December 18, 2014
Newberry County South Carolina December 18, 2014
Adair County Missouri January 15, 2015
Pettis County Missouri January 15, 2015
Cape Girardeau County Missouri January 15, 2015
Linn County Missouri January 15, 2015
Saline County Missouri January 16, 2015
Dyer County Tennessee January 19, 2015
Union County Oregon January 26, 2015
Lane County Oregon March 16, 2015
Clatsop County Oregon March 16, 2015
Rush County Indiana March 17, 2015
Benton County Tennessee March 19, 2015
Chariton County Missouri April 20, 2015
Lake County Tennessee April 20, 2015
Lexington County South Carolina April 21, 2015
Darlington County South Carolina April 21, 2015
Wayne County North Carolina April 21, 2015
Barnwell County South Carolina April 22, 2015
Chesterfield County South Carolina April 22, 2015
Lee County South Carolina April 22, 2015
Lenoir County North Carolina April 22, 2015
Marion County South Carolina April 22, 2015
Dillon County South Carolina April 22, 2015
Randolph County Indiana May 18, 2015
Oconee County South Carolina June 7, 2015
Hampton County South Carolina June 7, 2015
Spartanburg County South Carolina June 7, 2015
Vernon County Missouri July 9, 2015
Newton County Missouri July 10, 2015
Jackson County Oregon August 11, 2015
Greene County North Carolina August 26, 2015
Pamlico County North Carolina August 26, 2015
Jones County North Carolina August 26, 2015
Craven County North Carolina August 26, 2015
Gaston County North Carolina August 26, 2015
Grundy County Missouri September 1, 2015
Crook County Oregon September 9, 2015
Deschutes County Oregon September 9, 2015
Obion County Tennessee September 19, 2015
Gregg County Texas September 27, 2015
Georgetown County South Carolina September 29, 2015
Orangeburg County South Carolina September 29, 2015
Calhoun County South Carolina September 29, 2015
Kershaw County South Carolina September 29, 2015
Chester County South Carolina September 29, 2015
York County South Carolina September 29, 2015
Henry County Virginia October 7, 2015
Greenville County South Carolina October 19, 2015
Lauderdale County Tennessee October 19, 2015
Livingston County Missouri October 19, 2015
Rutherford County North Carolina December 13, 2015
Cleveland County North Carolina December 13, 2015
McDowell County North Carolina December 13, 2015
Charleston County South Carolina January 12, 2016
Lancaster County South Carolina January 12, 2016
Barton County Missouri January 13, 2016
Howell County Missouri January 13, 2016
Lawrence County Missouri January 13, 2016
Washington County Missouri January 13, 2016
Madison County Missouri January 13, 2016
Maries County Missouri January 13, 2016
Dunklin County Missouri January 13, 2016
Baker County Oregon January 18, 2016
Josephine County Oregon January 18, 2016
Marion County Oregon January 18, 2016
Delaware County Indiana January 21, 2016
Cherokee County Kansas February 3, 2016
Catahoula Parish Louisiana February 7, 2016
Douglas County Oregon February 16, 2016
Horry County South Carolina April 5, 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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