Workkeys Certification


Important Update Regarding New WorkKeys Testing Guidelines

We will begin WorkKeys testing with specific COVID-19 guidelines. In order to test you must complete the following items:

  1.  Schedule a test.
  2. Once you schedule your test you will receive an email with specific instructions.
  3. On your scheduled test day you will have to complete the online survey that is posted on the Southern Room entrance of the Business and Technology Center (BTC). You will need to use a smart phone to scan the QR code that is posted to access this survey. On some devices you may be required to download a QR reader app. You can also take the survey by entering the URL that is included.

Summer 2021 Testing Schedule
Wednesday, May 26, at 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 30, at 8:00 a.m.
Wednesday, July 28, at 12:30 p.m.

The Assessment Center currently administers the internet version of the ACT WorkKeys assessments at our Opelika campus only. Test-takers who successfully complete the Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents assessments earn a National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). These three assessments also comprise the Basic Ability Test (BAT) adopted by the Alabama Peace Officers Standards & Training Commission (APOSTC).

In addition, the Assessment Center offers the Business Writing assessment. Those who successfully complete this assessment, along with the Applied Math and Workplace Documents assessments, earn a Proficiency Certificate for Teacher Assistants.

Each assessment is timed, and test-takers are given 55 minutes to complete each (except for Business Writing, which takes 30 minutes). A calculator, allowed only on Applied Math, is provided within the testing interface. Scratch paper and a pencil will be provided by the Assessment Center.

The WorkKeys assessment tests are administered in the Assessment Center at the Opelika campus on the first floor of the Business & Technology Center (BTC) in Room 120. This building is easily accessible from West Point Parkway, and parking is available in the large student parking lot located in front of the building.

  WorkKeys NCRC (National Career Readiness Certificate)
 Full Test       $48.50
 Retest Options    
 Applied Math   $18.50
 Graphic Literacy   $18.50
 Workplace Documents   $18.50
  WorkKeys ParaProfessional (Proficiency Certificate for Teacher Assistants)
  Full Test   $60.00
 Retest Options
  Applied Math   $18.50
  Business Writing   $23.50
  Workplace Documents   $18.50
  APOSTC (Alabama Peace Officer Standards & Training Commission) BAT (Basic Ability Test)
 Full Test   $45.00
 Retest Options    
 Applied Math   $15.00
 Graphic Literacy   $15.00
 Workplace Documents   $15.00

**Testing fees are due upon registration and are non-refundable.**

For additional information, please call (334) 745-6437, extension 5416, 5557, or 5563, or email us at