Career Readiness Certificate

The Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) is an assessment-based credential that gives employers and career seekers a uniform measure of workplace skills. This national certificate is based on the WorkKeys® System developed by ACT, Inc.

To earn a CRC, individuals undergo testing related to reading, applied math, and locating information.

Individuals can earn 3 levels of Career Readiness Certificates based on their test performance:

  • BRONZE certificate signifies that a recipient possesses skills for approximately 30% of the jobs profiled by WorkKeys in the three specific skill areas.
  • SILVER certificate signifies that a recipient possesses skills for approximately 65% of jobs profiled by WorkKeys in the three specific skill areas.
  • GOLDcertificate signifies that a recipient possesses skills for 85% of jobs profiled by WorkKeys in the three specific skill areas.

For more information:

Visit the National Career Readiness Certificate website created by ACT, Inc.


To find out what NC employers are saying about WorkKeys and the CRC go to the North Carolina Career Readiness Certificate website created by the CRC Consortium.