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
Desha County Arkansas May 13, 2019
Lewis County Missouri May 13, 2019
Clark County Nevada May 9, 2019
Hyde County North Carolina May 8, 2019
St. Francis County Arkansas May 7, 2019
Crittenden County Arkansas May 7, 2019
Lunenburg County Virginia April 29, 2019
Henderson County Tennessee April 26, 2019
Humphreys County Mississippi April 15, 2019
Winston County Mississippi April 12, 2019
Chicot County Arkansas April 9, 2019
Marion County Missouri April 8, 2019
Benton County Missouri April 8, 2019
Baldwin County Alabama April 5, 2019
Conecuh County Alabama April 5, 2019
Cleveland County Arkansas March 29, 2019
Patrick County Virginia March 25, 2019
Panola County Mississippi March 18, 2019
Pike County Mississippi March 14, 2019
Douglas County Nebraska March 8, 2019
Simpson County Mississippi February 23, 2019
Pickens County Alabama February 19, 2019
Carroll County Mississippi February 14, 2019
Washington County Alabama February 14, 2019
Greene County Arkansas February 12, 2019
Hancock County Mississippi February 12, 2019
St. James Parish Louisiana February 11, 2019
DeSoto Parish Louisiana February 11, 2019
Bibb County Alabama February 1, 2019
Fayette County Alabama February 1, 2019
Marengo County Alabama February 1, 2019
Hale County Alabama February 1, 2019
Lamar County Alabama February 1, 2019
Woodbury County Iowa January 24, 2019
Oregon County Missouri January 18, 2019
Monroe County Missouri January 11, 2019
Beauregard Parish Louisiana January 10, 2019
Lincoln County Arkansas January 9, 2019
Madison County Mississippi January 8, 2019
Sabine Parish Louisiana December 21, 2018
Washington County North Carolina December 11, 2018
Watauga County North Carolina December 11, 2018
Hawkins County Tennessee December 11, 2018
Sullivan County Tennessee December 11, 2018
Stone County Missouri December 5, 2018
Martin County North Carolina November 26, 2018
Rankin County Mississippi November 12, 2018
Clay County Mississippi November 2, 2018
Lowndes County Mississippi November 2, 2018
Oktibbeha County Mississippi November 2, 2018
Monroe County Alabama November 1, 2018
Webster County Missouri October 16, 2018
Alcorn County Mississippi October 4, 2018
Nash County North Carolina October 1, 2018
Lawrence County Arkansas September 21, 2018
Lucas County Ohio September 18, 2018
Cass County Missouri September 7, 2018
Ozark County Missouri August 25, 2018
Rockingham County North Carolina August 22, 2018
Lorain County Ohio August 20, 2018
Hinds County Mississippi August 17, 2018
Montgomery County Missouri August 15, 2018
St. Clair County Missouri August 15, 2018
Craighead County Arkansas August 9, 2018
Ralls County Missouri July 16, 2018
Bates County Missouri July 16, 2018
Worth County Missouri July 16, 2018
Warren County Mississippi June 27, 2018
Haywood County Tennessee June 8, 2018
Taney County Missouri May 21, 2018
Attala County Mississippi May 18, 2018
Gentry County Missouri May 18, 2018
Texas County Missouri May 18, 2018
Atchison County Missouri May 18, 2018
Holt County Missouri May 18, 2018
Gasconade County Missouri May 18, 2018
Osage County Missouri May 18, 2018
Lawrence County Mississippi May 16, 2018
Knox County Missouri May 15, 2018
Edgecombe County North Carolina May 1, 2018
Cumberland County North Carolina May 1, 2018
Bladen County North Carolina April 10, 2018
Moniteau County Missouri April 9, 2018
Perquimans County North Carolina April 5, 2018
Holmes County Mississippi April 4, 2018
Danville City Virginia March 30, 2018
Harnett County North Carolina March 23, 2018
Dade County Missouri March 20, 2018
Copiah County Mississippi March 8, 2018
Bollinger County Missouri March 7, 2018
Lincoln County Missouri March 7, 2018
Dallas County Missouri March 1, 2018
Multnomah County Oregon February 16, 2018
Choctaw County Alabama February 14, 2018
Guilford County North Carolina February 12, 2018
Carteret County North Carolina February 12, 2018
Claiborne County Mississippi January 9, 2018
Coahoma County Mississippi January 8, 2018
Leflore County Mississippi December 14, 2017
Warren County Missouri December 7, 2017

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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