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Iowa’s National Career Readiness Certificate is an evidence-based credential that helps students and job seekers stand out to employers as skilled workers. The certificate is a perfect complement to education and experience, because certificate attainment validates your essential workplace skills to employers. This gives certificate holders an advantage because individuals can demonstrate their skills using a common language recognized by employers nationwide!

The National Career Readiness Certificate is powered by ACT WorkKeys® Assessments in three critical areas:

Individuals who successfully complete all three assessments are eligible for a certificate at one of four levels, showing they're ready for a percentage of jobs in ACT's extensive database of occupational profiles — the largest of its kind:

Platinum
Skills for 99 percent of the jobs in ACT's database

Gold
Skills for 90 percent of the jobs in ACT's database

Silver
Skills for 65 percent of the jobs in ACT's database
Bronze
Skills for 35 percent of the jobs in ACT's database

To learn more, click here.

Ready to test for Iowa’s NCRC? Please select one of the following options:

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