The Career Readiness Certificate
An Idea Whose Time Has Come!

The Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) is a portable skills credential that gives employers and career seekers a uniform, standard, objective measure of key workplace skills. It CERTIFIES that a person has workplace skills that are transferrable between industry sectors and across jobs within a sector. The CRC is issued at three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold, and in some states, a Platinum level is also available.

The CRC is being used by job seekers across the country as an employment credential, and by employers as an assessment of a person's trainability for a job or for a promotion within the company.

The CRC is based on three WorkKeys™ assessments: Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information. For CRC information for your location, get in touch with the person listed as your CRC representative on the Contact Information page.

This site is developed and maintained by the National Organization for Career Credentialing (NOCC) ( on behalf of the Career Readiness Certificate Consortium (Consortium) of 50 states/territories.

The Consortium and this web page are not affiliated with ACT, Inc.®.

The Consortium is part of the NOCC, a non -profit organization that is supported by public donation. To make a donation to support the work of the NOCC, click here.

This site provides employers, career seekers, and workforce professionals with information on the Career Readiness Certificate and the associated CRC Consortium.

The CRC Handbook: Implementing the Career Readiness Certificate (second edition) is available for free download from the NOCC web site.

If you have questions or comments, please contact

Barbara Bolin, Ph.D.

© 2005 Career Readiness Certificate Consortium