Kentucky National Career Readiness Certification

The Kentucky National Career Readiness CertificateTM (KY NCRC) is a proctored assessment-based credential that gives Employers and Job Seekers a portable and uniform measure of key workplace skills.

This site provides Employers, Job Seekers, and Workforce Professionals with information about ACT's WorkKeys assessments and the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). The NCRC is an assessment-based credential, powered by ACT WorkKeys, that gives Employers and Job Seekers a uniform measure of work ready abilities. Work Ready status is considered a key indicator on how well a new employee may do on the job.

  • If you are an employer, please start at our Employers page.
  • For more details about the KY NCRC program, please explore our About NCRC page.
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