National Career Readiness Certification


Program Description

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC)


The National Career Readiness Certificate is an essential tool and marketable credential that offers individuals and employers the opportunity to certify essential workplace skills.  Upon successful completion of this test, individuals receive bronze, silver, gold or platinum certificates according to their skill levels. With the National Career Readiness Certificate, individuals prove they have the skills needed to successfully enter the workforce.


The NCRC benefits employers by increasing their bottom lines through skilled employees; reduction of turnover, overtime, waste, and training time; increase in productivity, and possible employee promotion through performance. 


The NCRC is a benefit to individuals receiving it through increased confidence, improved skills and better preparation for training, promotion and additional responsibilities.



NCRC Testing


The ACT WorkKeys NCRC test consists of three assessments:  Applied Math, Graphic Literacy and Workplace Documents. While the test is self-paced, it takes approximately three hours to complete all three parts.


The cost of NCRC testing is $45 ($15 per assessment).


Payment for NCRC testing must be made at the Business Office (Moore Hall) on the main campus of Western Piedmont Community College at 1001 Burkemont Avenue, Morganton, NC 28655.


All NCRC testing is by appointment only. Please, contact Wini Bradley at 828-448-6145 or for more information.


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ServSafe Class Contact Information: Wini Bradley (828) 448-6145
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