Employer Toolkit

Occupational Profiles By Industry Sector

ACT has aggregated national job profile Work Keys data by common occupations in high demand industry clusters.
This information should be used only as a guide.

Verify A Certificate

If the individual has made their NCRC information searchable for an employer, you may verify the level with ACT. To verify the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) level of potential or current employees, enter the registration number here. The NCRC registration number may be found on the front of the certificate as shown below:

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Browse the WorkKeys Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information required for more than 400 different jobs.

Occupational Skill Level Info

Browse the Occupational profiles to better understand the alignment between WorkKeys scores and occupational profiles.

Employer's Handbook

This handbook is designed to help you maximize the benefits of the program. It offers guidance to enhance your knowledge of the credential and describes processes that will accelerate program implementation. Download The Handbook

Return On Value

Read summary information on how the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate returns value to employers. Download The Document

ACT Research Reports On Work Readiness

This series of reports evaluates the work readiness of the US population based on ACT's analysis of the skill needs in America's top jobs and industries.

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Employer Directory

Find out which organizations are using NCRC to pinpoint applicants with essential, verifiable workplace skills.

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This website reports the ACT® 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 National Career Readiness Certificates.

State and national 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 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.

Please contact us if you have comments, questions or would like to receive more information.