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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. We will try offer a date in Johnson City once a month, and it is for First-time and retests.

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

Northeast State is an ACT-approved NCRC® WorkKeys Testing Center.

Most WorkKeys testing will be administered at our Kingsport Testing Center, BWH 134.

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:

Test Guide WorkKeys- (FREE and shows problems missed and solutions)

WorkKeys for Jobseekers


Prepterminal WorkKeys Practice

Jobseekers Ohio WorkKeys Practice

Kingsport Library


ACT WorkKeys Curriculum

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

2. All others for a fee, please email 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.

RETESTING:  ACT is the governing agency that monitors the number of attempts in a 30-day period for taking each of the WorkKeys core exams.  If you get the message that no forms are available, then you will have to wait to take the core test.

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 423.354.5358 if you have issues scheduling your test online.


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

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

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Northeast State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. For questions or concerns, please contact the Affirmative Action Officer.