National Career Readiness Certification

NCRC Test & Work Keys Testing

ACC is now an official testing site for the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). The NCRC consists of three skills tests: applied mathematics, reading for information, and locating information. ACC also administers the WorkKeys test prep.  See the schedule below for pricing.  Call 336-506-4200 for more information. Instructor: Paulette Powell

  • Students are required to bring their own headphones or earbuds.

  • Students are required to register and pay BEFORE testing is scheduled.

  • All testing is currently done in the evenings from 6-9 pm.
  • All tests are given at the Dillingham Center, 1304 Plaza Dr. Burlington
  • Testing is 55 minutes per topic.
  • Cost is $12/$20 per test.  Please see the schedule below for actual test cost.

  • Not sure what test you need, please email with questions.
  • If you are not ready to test, please see class information in the tab below.
Test Fee
Applied Math $12
Graphic Literacy $12
Workplace Documents $12
Applied Technology $12
Fit Assessment $12
Talent Assessment $12
Business Writing $20
Workplace Observation $20

How do I sign up for NCRC (WorkKeys) testing?

If you have questions or are not sure what test you need, please email
1.  Watch the short information video.   →

2.  Click "Register Now" button to complete the Registration form.   → Register Now_NCRC & WorkKeys Testing

3.  ONCE REGISTRATION HAS BEEN MADE, please email to schedule test(s).

4.  AFTER the test(s) has been scheduled, make payment by phone or in person
Call 336-506-4219 to pay over the phone  OR 
Visit the Dillingham Center (1304 Plaza Dr., Burlington) M-F,  8 am-5 pm to pay in person.

To access NCRC scores & certificates:

  1. Set up an account with ACT National Career Readiness Certificate
  2. Visit or call ACT directly at 1-800-967-5539 to set up the account
  3. Log in to their account on and print off or reference any and all scores and certificates.

WorkKeys Prep Class for taking the NCRC

Workkeys Prep class, also known as National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). This is a skills-based prep class designed as an self-paced course to prepare the learner to take the NCRC. While the core certificate focuses on Applied Math, Graphic Literacy and Workplace Documents, other areas such as Workplace Observation, Business Writing and Applied Technology, among others, are also available for the learner at their request. Call 336-506-4200 for more information or email pdpowell995@alamancecc.eduInstructor: Paulette Powell

**Free for qualified individuals. – Refer to Guidelines for HRD


Location: DC Hours: 16-18 Fee: $73**
77288 6/2-6/30   TTH 2-4 pm Register Now_NCRC
77289 7/5-7/28   TTH 2-4 pm Register Now_NCRC
77290 8/2-8/30    TTH 2-4 pm Register Now_NCRC