Southern Union State Community College

Workkeys Certification

The Assessment Center administers WorkKeys Testing for individuals who are seeking employment as paraprofessionals in area school systems that require applicants have the WorkKeys Proficiency Certificate for Teacher Assistants. The Assessment Center is also a certified testing site for the Career Readiness Certificate (CRC). Based on test scores, testers will be issued a Career Readiness Certificate at the bronze, silver, or gold level. Some area employers require a CRC certificate for employment candidates and students enrolled in a technical program are also required to take this test as part of their educational program. Interested persons should contact the Assessment Center at 334.745.6437, Extension 5563.

Students must bring the competed WorkKey Testing Form before taking the test. Click here for the WorkKey Testing Form.

WorkKeys Testing Schedule
Spring/Summer 2017

Friday, January 13, 8:00 a.m.
Friday, January 27, 8:00 a.m.

Friday, February 10, 8:00 a.m.
Friday, February 24, 8:00 a.m.

Friday, March 3, 8:00 a.m.
Friday, March 10, 8:00 a.m.
Friday, March 17, 8:00 a.m.
Friday, March 31, 8:00 a.m.

Friday, April 14, 8:00 a.m.
Friday, April 21, 8:00 a.m.
Friday, April 28, 8:00 a.m.

Tuesday, May 9, 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 16, 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 30, 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 6, 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 13, 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 20, 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 11, 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 18, 1:00 p.m.
Monday, July 31, 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 8, 8:00 a.m.

ParaProfessional WorkKeys Testing Schedule (For those seeking employment in city and county systems)
Spring/Summer 2017

Friday, February 3, 8:00 a.m.

Friday, April 7, 8:00 a.m.

Monday, June 12, 1:00 p.m.

**All testing times are tentative and are subject to change.

All tests are administered on the Opelika Campus in the Assessment Center located on the first floor of the newly built Business and Technology Center (BTC). This building is easily accessible from West Point Parkway. Test-takers can park in the large student parking lot located in the front of the building.

Please call 334-745-6437 Ext. 5563 or email ( to set up an appointment for testing.

You can also visit for more information.