Using the Certificate

STAND UP. STAND OUT. BE NOTICED.

This is a valuable tool to help you stand out to employers. The WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) serves as a portable credential that can supplement your established work history, diploma, or degree.

Here are a few things you should know about your NCRC:

  • Each NCRC is numbered and can be verified on ACT’s database of certificate recipients.
  • Once you receive your NCRC, you’ll be given your username and password for the www.myworkkeys.com website along with directions on how to make your certificate viewable for employers by registering on your “My WorkKeys” account.
  • Employers can go to www.myworkkeys.com and enter your certificate number to verify.
  • Because of the special paper used to print the NCRC, photocopies cannot be made. However, you can customize this information and add it to your resume as an accomplishment:
WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate
Level: (insert level)
Issue Date: (insert date)
Certificate # (insert certificate number)
A (insert level) National Career Readiness Certificate is awarded to an individual who scores a Level (6,5,4 or 3) or above on all WorkKeys assessments—Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information. This credential is registered with ACT in the National Career Readiness Certificate database and may be verified www.myworkkeys.com or be calling CPWDC at 570.568.6868.
 

Why should I register my NCRC on the MyWorkKeys account?

  • Create and share the NCRC electronically for free
  • Allow employers to verify your NCRC (if you do not register your NCRC, employer cannot verify it electronically like instructed on your resume)
  • Order an additional printed NCRC for only $20.00
  • Order your WorkKeys® transcript for only $5.50

(If you are having problems with your account, please contact CPWDC at 570.568.6868.)

Hundreds of employers across the Central Pennsylvania Region recognize this credential; some even request or require it for application. For more information on employers and how they are using WorkKeys® please visit the PA CareerLink®.   Click here is a list of Participating Employers.

Are you interested in receiving information about:

  • New endorsing employers in Central Pennsylvania?
  • Employers hiring in Central Pennsylvania?
  • Programs, workshops and job fairs available to NCRC holders in Central Pennsylvania?

By completing and submitting this form you’ll be added to a distribution list on news and upcoming WorkKeys® events in Central Pennsylvania (Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union Counties).

Considering Training or Further Education?

The PA CareerLink® can offer a wide variety of training opportunities. Depending on your current status you may be eligible for funding for classroom, on-the-job training, or other special training program; in most cases, a WorkKeys® NCRC is a prerequisite for funding consideration. The PA CareerLink® locations offer many workshops and programs as well, visit here for more information.