ACT Career Readiness



 A nationally recognized work skills credential

The ACT National Career Readiness Certificate (ACT NCRC®) is an assessment-based credential powered by ACT WorkKeys®. Issued at four levels, the ACT NCRC measures and certifies the essential work skills needed for success in jobs across industries and occupations.

The ACT NCRC is widely used by employers, educators, workforce developers, and others with a stake in the success of the economy. More than 2.3 million ACT NCRCs have been issued nationwide since the credential was introduced in 2006.

Notice: Testing Fees Effective October 1, 2019


  • First-time testers will pay $20 Registration Fee which will include any/all tests being administered.
  • Re-testers will pay $20 fee per test for Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, Workplace Documents, and/or Applied Tech; $30 test fee for Business Writing.

*Must have money order (nonrefundable) payable to NWCC due at time of registration.


Tate County WIN Job Center

  • NWCC Main Campus
  • 4975 Highway 51 North
  • Senatobia, MS
  • 662-562-3351
  • Monday-Friday: 8am – 12pm & 1pm – 3pm

Lafayette County WIN Job Center

  • NWCC Oxford Campus
  • 1310 Belk Blvd, Room #123
  • Oxford, MS
  • 662-236-7201
  • Monday-Friday: 8am – 12pm & 1pm – 3pm

DeSoto County WIN Job Center

  • NWCC DeSoto Campus
  • 5197 W. E. Ross Parkway, Room #300-L
  • Southaven, MS
  • 662-280-6218
  • Monday-Friday: 8am – 12pm & 1pm – 3pm

Marshall County WIN Job Center

  • 227 Highway 309 South
  • Byhalia, MS
  • 662-838-3805
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday only: 9:30am – 12pm & 1pm – 4pm

Batesville WIN Job Center

  • 103-16 Woodland Road
  • Batesville, MS
  • 662-563-7318
  • Monday-Friday: 8am – 12pm & 1pm – 3pm

TESTING LOCATIONS & DAYS: (NWCC closings and Holidays may affect testing schedules)

  • NWCC Senatobia Campus, Tech I Bldg Room #120, 201 Union Blvd, Senatobia, MS – Tuesdays and 2nd Saturday of each month, 8am & 1pm
  • Lafayette County WIN Job Center, NWCC Oxford Campus, 1310 Belk Blvd, Oxford, MS, Room #236  – 2nd & 4th Monday of each month, 8am & 1pm
  • Marshall County WIN Job Center, 227 Highway 309 South, Byhalia, MS – 1st & 3rd Friday of each month, 8am & 1pm
  • NWCC DeSoto Campus, 5197 W. E. Ross Parkway, Southaven, MS, Room #216 – Wednesday afternoons, 1pm


Test preparation and practice is available online by clicking the graphic below. Access is provided at a Registration Location near you:

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