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The State of Oklahoma issues the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate™ as an assessment-based credential powered by ACT WorkKeys®.

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Oklahoma's National Career Readiness Certificate

About The Certificate

The ACT National Career Readiness Certificate is an industry-recognized, portable, research-based credential that certifies essential skills needed for workplace success.

This credential is used across all sectors of the economy and documents the following cognitive skills:

  • Problem-solving.
  • Critical thinking.
  • Reading and using work-related text.
  • Applying information from workplace documents to solve problems.
  • Applying mathematical reasoning to work-related problems.
  • Setting up and performing work-related mathematical calculations.
  • Locating, synthesizing, and applying information that is presented graphically.
  • Comparing, summarizing, and analyzing information presented in multiple related graphics.

Individuals can earn the ACT NCRC by taking three WorkKeys® assessments.

  • Applied Math
  • Graphic Literacy
  • Workplace Documents

WorkKeys assessments measure real-world skills that employers believe are critical to job success. Test questions are based on situations in the everyday work world.

Ottawa County is the first community in Oklahoma to join ACT's Certified Work Ready Community economic development initiative. For more information, visit ACT Certified Work Ready Communities.


Certificates Earned in Oklahoma

July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019









Learn more about OKCRCs

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Benefits of Certification

  • Helps you compete in today's job market
  • Provides a portable, nationally recognized credential
  • Builds confidence because your skills meet the needs of employers
  • Helps you get and keep a job
  • Qualifies you for promotions within a company
  • Can be listed as an achievement on a scholarship application
  • Promotes career advancement and change
  • Provides skill upgrade training

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