WorkKeys - ACT

Department of Testing Services

Campus:  Blountville
Office:  Testing Services
Room:  C2101, 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:  423.354.2587
Fax:  423.323.0215

Blountville Testing Center
Room:  C2106, 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 review the information for each test before scheduling a test date.

 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.

A limited number of test sessions for first time test takers are available at no cost for current Northeast State students, former Northeast State students, and community members. Check the WorkKeys (Kingsport – Free) or WorkKeys (Blountville – Free) for availability. Other dates are available for a fee. The fee is $13.00 per WorkKeys exam ($39 for all 3) for current Northeast State students and $22.00 per WorkKeys exam ($66 for all 3) for former Northeast State students and community members. 

The exam fee can be paid on the day of the test at the testing location or it can be paid prior to the day of testing. You must bring the receipt to check-in when testing. Instructions for payment are available once a test date is scheduled. On the Blountville campus, individuals without a Northeast State parking pass must obtain a Visitor’s Pass from the Welcome Center to place in their cars during testing. Parking is available in Kingsport at the lot off Shelby Street next to Blazier-Wilson Hall and in Johnson City in the parking garage on Buffalo Street. Visitor passes are not required in Kingsport or Johnson City.

Attention Northeast State Students!

Starting in the 2020 spring semester, Northeast State will begin 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.

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