N.C. Career Readiness Certificate

The N.C. Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) is a statewide assessment-based credential that gives employers and career seekers a uniform measure of key workplace skills.


The CRC offers a reliable means of determining whether a potential employee has the necessary literacy, numeracy and problem solving skills to be “job ready.”

Job seekers

Even if you have a high school diploma, GED or a post-secondary degree, the CRC further verifies that you can handle the tasks that are common in today's workplace – finding information, reading and understanding instructions directions, as well as working with figures.

How It Works

The certificate is based on established WorkKeys® assessment tests. To earn a Career Readiness Certificate, individuals undergo testing related to reading, applied math, and locating information through the WorkKeys® skills assessment system. Learn more about the CRC and assessment schedule.

For additional information on our assessment program for individuals, contact the director by email. To learn more about how your company can benefit, contact the Corporate Learning Center at 704.330.4660.