Virginia's Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) is an assessment-based credential that gives employers and career seekers a uniform measure of key workplace skills.
Virginia's Career Readiness Certificate helps employers by certifying that a recipient possesses core skills in applied math, reading for information, and locating information — skills that are required by at least 85% of all jobs profiled by ACT Workkeys in the country.
The Certificate is based on established WorkKeys® assessment tests. (WorkKeys is a comprehensive skills assessment tool recognized by thousands of companies in the U.S. and by state and federal agencies.) To earn a Career Readiness Certificate, individuals undergo testing related to reading, applied math, and locating information through the WorkKeys skills assessment system.
The Career Readiness Certificate program is part of Governor Mark Warner's Education for a Lifetime initiative. Oversight of the CRC is the responsibility of the Governor's Special Advisor for Workforce Development; administration of the CRC is handled by the Virginia Community College System.