Woodall Center

ACT WorkKeys Assessment


with Pearl River Community College Workforce Education

What is a Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)?

A CRC is a credential based upon the WorkKeys® assessments that substantiate to employers that an individual possesses the basic workplace skills required for 21st century jobs.

Getting a CRC will allow an individual to show prospective employers that he or she possesses the basic skills they are seeking.

Even if an individual has a high school diploma (or GED) or a post secondary degree, the CRC further verifies that he or she can handle tasks that are common and vital in today’s workplaces -such as finding information, reading instructions and directions, and working with figures.

What are the target areas of a Career Readiness Certificate? The CRC focuses on three targeted skills:

Applied Math – Contains 34 questions, is 55 minutes, and measures critical thinking, mathematical reasoning, and problem solving techniques for situations that actually occur in today’s workplace.

Workplace Documents – Contains 35 questions, is 55 minutes, and measures skills that individuals use when they read real workplace documents and use that information to make job-related decisions and solve problems.

Graphic Literacy – Contains 38 questions, is 55 minutes, and measure skills that individuals use when they read and comprehend graphic materials to solve work-related problems.

The credential is awarded in four levels (Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum) and verifies skills proficiency in:

  • 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

Bronze (level 3) - can do 30 percent of all jobs.
Silver (level 4) - Can do 45 percent of all jobs.
Gold (level 5) -Can do 90 percent of all jobs. Along with the CRC, a transcript is provided that shows how well the individual performed in the three specific areas.

Testing sessions are on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:00 am or 12:30 pm.

You will need a valid ID or driver’s license for testing. The test center will provide scratch paper, pencils, calculator, and formula sheet.

For more information or to schedule your testing appointment, contact Wildcat Workforce at 601-554-4646 or email us at workforce@prcc.edu.

Appointments must be made before testing occurs.

PRCC Woodall Technology Center
906 Sullivan Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39401