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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 for Opelika Campus
    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.
  2. Schedule a test for the Valley Campus
    The WorkKeys assessment tests are administered in the Assessment Center at the Valley campus Carmichael Building
    Phone: (334)745-6437 ext. 5416
  3. Schedule test for Wadley Campus

    The WorkKeys assessment tests are administered in the Assessment Center at the Wadley campus on the ground floor of the Resource Center - Ensminger Room.
    Phone: (334)745-6437 ext. 5416

  4. Once you schedule your test you will receive an email with specific instructions.

The Assessment Center currently administers the internet version of the ACT WorkKeys assessments at our Opelika, Valley and Wadley campuses. 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 we offer 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.

  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

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