WorkKeys - ACT

Department of Testing Services

Campus:  Blountville
Office:  Testing Services
Room:  C2301, General Studies Building
Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Address:  2425 Highway 75, P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617
Phone:  423.354.5358

Blountville Testing Center
Room:  C2303, General Studies Building, Northeast State at Blountville
Address:  2425 Highway 75, P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617

Johnson City Testing Center
Room:  J1011, Northeast State at Johnson City
Address:  101 E. Market Street, Johnson City, TN 37604

Kingsport Testing Center  
Room:  BWH134, Blazier-Wilson Hall, Northeast State at Kingsport   
Address:  222 W. Main Street, Kingsport, TN 37660

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Testing is by appointment only.  Please check back frequently for added dates/times.   Please review the information for each test before scheduling a test date.

First-time testing includes all 3 exams.  You can retest one at a time, but the first time will be for all 3 exams.  The NCRC is a life-time certificate.  If you need access to your scores and can't get into your account, please call ACT directly at 1-800-967-5539.  The Testing Center does NOT have access to

If you are a company wanting to use the WorkKeys exam for hiring purposes, please contact The Testing Center:

 WorkKeys - ACT

Northeast State is an ACT-approved NCRC® WorkKeys Testing Center. Northeast State proctors the WorkKeys test at three campuses: Blountville, Johnson City, and Kingsport. When scheduling a test online, look at each campus to determine availability.  Most WorkKeys Exams will be given at the Kingsport location.

If dates do not illuminate in black, then all dates are currently full.  New dates are added roughly every 2 weeks.  Keep checking back on registration page to see if new dates have been added or for possible cancelations. 

Please be considerate of others and email or call if you need to cancel an exam date already scheduled.

Helpful practice materials can be found on the following websites: - (FREE and shows problems missed and solutions) under Online Resources, All Databases.  

ACT WorkKeys Curriculum

1. Current NeSCC students, contact Kim Tipton at 423.279.7639 or

2. All others for a fee, please emaill NeSCC Workforce Solutions at 

NOTE:  This only provides practice tests to show test format.  It does not provide the correct answers and does not show which questions were missed.

The WorkKeys Study Guide by Mometrix (R) is also available for check out in the library on the Blountville campus to students and community members.  Supplies are limited.

Attention Northeast State Students!

Northeast State is awarding three hours of college credit for WorkKeys certification (Gold or Platinum) and resume. The credit will be applied to the College’s Advanced Technology programs in Industrial Technology through the College’s prior learning assessment process. The credit will apply to these concentration areas:

- advanced manufacturing 
- automotive body/collision repair 
- automotive service 
- engineering design 
- machine tool 
- manufacturing engineering 
- mechanical 
- motorsports 
- welding/metal fabrication 
- chemical process operations technical certificate 

You will need to turn in your Gold or Platinum WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate® and personal resume to Deidre Close, Registrar at Northeast State. Her office is located in the Admissions in the Pierce Building on the Blountville campus.

Currently, WorkKeys testing will be at no cost to the test taker.

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ONLY call 423.354.2587 ONLY if you have issues scheduling your test online.