Use a Certificate


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 MyWorkKeys website along with directions on how to download and print a copy of your certificate and make your certificate viewable for employers by registering on your “My WorkKeys” account.
  • Employers can click here to enter and verify your certificate number.
  • Because of the special paper used to print the NCRC, photocopies cannot be made. However, you can print additional copies from the MyWorkKeys site, save it to your computer, email it to employers or customize the information below 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 Foundational Skills Assessments. This credential is registered with ACT in the National Career Readiness Certificate Database and may be verified by clicking here.

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, employers cannot verify it electronically like instructed on your resume)
  • Download and save or print additional copies of your certificate
  • If you are having problems with your account, please contact us.

Hundreds of employers across Central Pennsylvania recognize this credential; some even request or require it for application. For more information on employers and how they are using WorkKeys® please visit your local PA CareerLink®Click here for a complete list of Central Pennsylvania employers that endorse WorkKeys®.

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. PA CareerLink® locations offer many workshops and programs as well. Click here for more information.