National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

Central Carolina Community College now offers the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC).

The NCRC is a portable credential that provides existing and potential job candidates with a credential that proves their workplace employability skill level. This certification measures "real world" skills that employers believe are critical to job success allowing employers a more efficient way to assess work skills.

The NCRC is designed to complement other traditional credentials, such as a high school diploma or community college degree, and confirms competence in specific workplace skills: Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information. Employers use the certificate, along with other education and background information, to make employment and training decisions. Higher scores indicate an individual's readiness for a greater range of jobs.

The following computer-based tests are available:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Locating Information
  • Reading for Information
  • Teamwork
  • Business Writing (for Teacher Assistants/Paraprofessional certification)


  • Call a testing location below for test dates and registration
  • Walk-ins are not accepted
  • Testing Fee: $25 per test
  • Payment is due on the day of testing, prior to test administration

Testing Locations:

Tests are administered at these locations:

Center for Workforce Innovation
5910 Enterprise Park Drive
Sanford, NC 27330
(919) 718-7080

Chatham Main Campus
764 West Street
Pittsboro, NC 27312
(919) 545-8044

Chatham Testing Schedule

Harnett Main Campus
1075 E. Cornelius Harnett Blvd.
Lillington, NC 27546
(910) 814-8823

Summer Harnett Testing Schedule

Test Preparation:

Visit the ACT Workkeys Test Preparation website to sample practice questions or order a complete practice test.

For Transcript Requests or Certificate Re-Prints:

Go to myworkkeys.com