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:  423.354.2587

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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Exciting News: We are now offering Saturday morning testing once a month, as needed, at the Blountville location for first-time test takers ONLY!!  

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.

If you need access to please call ACT directly at 1-800-967-5539.  The Testing Center does NOT have access to

 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 (Free) at each location for availability. Other dates are available for retest and have 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 for retest should be paid on the day of the test  at the Business Office located on each campus.  You must bring the receipt to check-in when testing.  

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)

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.

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