National Career Readiness Certificate

The ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate (ACT WorkKeys NCRC®) measures and certifies skills needed for success in jobs across industries and occupations.

The NCRC is available at no cost and is recommended for upward movement in career pathways. To earn a certificate, you will take the Work Keys assessments in applied mathematics, locating information, and reading for information.

The assessment is available in Spanish. 

You can even earn while you learn with a registered apprenticeship. Receive on-the-job training, receive a paycheck – as your skills improve, your pay will increase – and leave the program with a nationally recognized credential that certifies your skills. 


Head to the Earn and Learn website for more information.

Want to improve your scores and earn even more certifications? Contact IowaWORKS today to learn more.

Visit the Iowa Workforce Development website.


Phone: (319) 753-1671