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Career Readiness Certificate


In cooperation with the Governor’s Office and the Office of Workforce Development, Alabama’s two-year colleges are helping to implement the Alabama Career Readiness Certificate (CRC). The CRC is based on the ACT WorkKeys® assessment process in three areas: Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information.

The CRC is a standardized, portable credentials document, recognized across state lines and industry sectors, that signifies to an employer that an individual has achieved the academic and problem-solving skills necessary for success in the workplace. Alabama has adopted a four-tiered credential:

Bronze—WorkKeys® Level 3 and Above
Core employability skills for approximately 30% of the jobs in ACT’s database.

Silver—WorkKeys® Level 4 and Above

Core employability skills for approximately 65% of the jobs in ACT’s database.

Gold—WorkKeys® Level 5 and Above
Core employability skills for approximately 90% of the jobs in ACT’s database.

Platinum—WorkKeys® Level 6 and Above
Core employability skills for approximately 99% of the jobs in ACT’s database.

The Career Readiness Certificate is awarded to students by the Alabama Office of Workforce Development when they successfully complete ORI 104—WorkKeys® Assessment and Advisement.