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
Halifax County Virginia April 7, 2016
Onslow County North Carolina April 19, 2016
Chowan County North Carolina April 19, 2016
Duplin County North Carolina April 19, 2016
Perry County Missouri May 19, 2016
Randolph County Missouri May 19, 2016
Buchanan County Missouri May 19, 2016
Iron County Missouri May 19, 2016
San Juan County New Mexico May 19, 2016
Ste. Genevieve County Missouri May 19, 2016
Clay County Missouri May 19, 2016
Cole County Missouri May 19, 2016
Dent County Missouri May 19, 2016
McDonald County Missouri May 19, 2016
Aiken County South Carolina May 22, 2016
Union County South Carolina May 22, 2016
La Salle Parish Louisiana May 25, 2016
Grant Parish Louisiana May 30, 2016
Vernon Parish Louisiana June 1, 2016
Ottawa County Oklahoma June 13, 2016
Henry County Tennessee June 20, 2016
Crockett County Tennessee June 20, 2016
Winn Parish Louisiana June 23, 2016
Pittsylvania County Virginia June 27, 2016
Richland County South Carolina July 5, 2016
Jasper County South Carolina July 5, 2016
Barry County Missouri July 14, 2016
Jefferson County Oregon July 14, 2016
Preble County Ohio July 25, 2016
Kent County Michigan August 21, 2016
Labette County Kansas August 29, 2016
Gibson County Tennessee August 30, 2016
Alexander County North Carolina September 1, 2016
Halifax County North Carolina September 1, 2016
Hertford County North Carolina September 1, 2016
Caldwell County North Carolina September 1, 2016
Richmond County North Carolina September 1, 2016
Sumter County Alabama September 1, 2016
Lincoln County North Carolina September 1, 2016
Nodaway County Missouri September 6, 2016
Greene County Missouri September 6, 2016
Adams County Mississippi September 21, 2016
Fayette County Indiana September 28, 2016
Carroll County Tennessee October 12, 2016
Wayne County Indiana November 8, 2016
Boone County Missouri November 9, 2016
Cooper County Missouri November 9, 2016
Quay County New Mexico November 13, 2016
Tuscaloosa County Alabama November 16, 2016
Iredell County North Carolina December 14, 2016
Lee County North Carolina December 14, 2016
Wilkes County North Carolina December 14, 2016
Natchitoches Parish Louisiana December 18, 2016
Pottawatomie County Kansas December 20, 2016
Washington County Mississippi January 1, 2017
Wasco County Oregon January 3, 2017
Lincoln County Mississippi January 4, 2017
Cedar County Missouri January 11, 2017
Sunflower County Mississippi January 19, 2017
Tipton County Tennessee January 24, 2017
Lake County Michigan February 19, 2017
Mesa County Colorado February 20, 2017
Martinsville City Virginia March 7, 2017
Allen Parish Louisiana March 13, 2017
Mobile County Alabama March 27, 2017
Northampton County North Carolina April 5, 2017
Beaufort County North Carolina April 5, 2017
Scotland County North Carolina April 5, 2017
Transylvania County North Carolina April 5, 2017
Davie County North Carolina April 5, 2017
Washington County Oregon April 11, 2017
Concordia Parish Louisiana April 13, 2017
Audrain County Missouri May 12, 2017
Phelps County Missouri May 12, 2017
Pulaski County Missouri May 12, 2017
Callaway County Missouri May 12, 2017
Carroll County Missouri May 12, 2017
Scott County Missouri May 12, 2017
Christian County Missouri May 12, 2017
Mississippi County Arkansas May 12, 2017
Bolivar County Mississippi June 13, 2017
Weakley County Tennessee June 13, 2017
Pitt County North Carolina August 1, 2017
Tom Green County Texas August 28, 2017
Crawford County Missouri September 6, 2017
Polk County Missouri September 6, 2017
Douglas County Missouri September 6, 2017
Hoke County North Carolina September 13, 2017
Johnston County North Carolina September 13, 2017
Henry County Indiana November 28, 2017
Warren County Missouri December 7, 2017
St. Louis County Missouri December 7, 2017
Leflore County Mississippi December 14, 2017
Coahoma County Mississippi January 8, 2018
Claiborne County Mississippi January 9, 2018
Guilford County North Carolina February 12, 2018
Carteret County North Carolina February 12, 2018
Choctaw County Alabama February 14, 2018
Multnomah County Oregon February 16, 2018
Dallas County Missouri March 1, 2018

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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