Career Readiness Certificate

Wake Tech offers the National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC), which confirms an individual’s workplace competency skills in three core areas: Applied Math, Graphic Literacy and Workplace Documents.

The CRC, through the ACT WorkKeys® system, provides a national standardized measurement to compare employees and job applicants with established profiles. Wake Tech uses the Internet-based KeyTrain® software training system to prepare individuals for success when taking the WorkKeys® assessments.

Costs

The assessments cost $15 each for ACT WorkKeys® Applied Math, ACT WorkKeys® Graphic Literacy and ACT WorkKeys® Workplace Documents or $45 for all three tests. Other WorkKeys® assessment tests are $23 each.

Costs include certificate signed by North Carolina's governor and registration in the North Carolina CRC database.

Not all students will be required to pay for their test fees. Some Wake Tech programs and employers cover the cost. Check with your referring instructor or employer.

Payment is required prior to testing. A testing fee form can be downloaded and processed at any Wake Tech campus by the Cashier's Office.

NOTE: Register for tests on either a desktop or laptop computer.

The test is administered in English. Non-native speakers are allowed to use a word-to-word, native-tongue-to-English dictionary.

CRC skill levels

Test results from assessments are used to award certificates in these categories:

  • Platinum Level: Score of at least Level 6 in all three core areas, which demonstrates the necessary skills for 99% of the jobs in the WorkKeys® database.
  • Gold Level: Score of at least Level 5 in all three core areas, which demonstrates the necessary skills for 90% of the jobs in the WorkKeys® database.
  • Silver Level: Score of at least Level 4 in all three core areas, which demonstrates the necessary skills for 65% of the jobs in the WorkKeys® database.
  • Bronze Level: Score of at least Level 3 in all three core areas, which demonstrates the necessary skills for 35% of the jobs in the WorkKeys® database.

For more information, visit ACT WorkKeys® or email [email protected]