Trenholm State Community College


WorkKeys Information

WorkKeys® is a comprehensive skills analysis and assessment system developed by ACT. The WorkKeys system is used nationwide by employers and educational institutions to identify the skills employees, potential employees, and students require in order to be successful in the workplace. Additionally, WorkKeys can be used to develop and evaluate training and educational needs; thereby, further creating a more effective and efficient workforce.

The WorkKeys® System is a three-part system, which consists of:

  • JOB PROFILING- During this process, Job Profilers, certified by ACT, evaluate the key skills and levels of competency required to perform a particular job within a company. The Job Profiler will work with knowledgeable and experienced employees to determine these skills required for successful job performance.
  • ASSESSMENT- Measures the current skills of individuals in three key areas:
    • Communication Assessments - Business Writing, Listening, Reading for Information, and Writing
    • Problem Solving Assessments - Applied Mathematics, Applied Technology, Locating Information, and Observation
    • Interpersonal Skills Assessment - Teamwork
  • TARGETED INSTRUCTION TRAINING - is provided to help individuals and employees attain the skill levels required for a profiled job.

What to do before Test Day:

REQUIRED DISABILITY SERVICES:  If you need to request Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA/504) accommodations, please contact Ms. Robinson at least 2 weeks before taking the ACT WorkKeys Test.

Ms. Robinson (334) 420-4418

The ACT WorkKeys - Basic Ability Test (BAT) Typically for Law Enforcement

  • Consist of 3 parts at a cost of $45.00 ($15.00 for each section): 

Workplace Documents, Graphic Literacy and Applied Math takes approximately 55 minutes each.  


  • The FIT assessment cost $15.00 and takes approximately 10 – 30 minutes.
  • The Business Writing takes approximately 30 minutes at a cost $30.00.
  • Applied Technology and Workplace Observation takes approximately 55 minutes at a cost $30.00 each.

National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) or call ACT at 1-800-967-5539.  Create your account to print your certificate.

You may make the payment in-person or over the phone by contacting the Cashiers Office.  The contacts for the Cashiers’ office are listed below:

Trenholm Campus
1225 Air Base Blvd., Building A/B
Ms. Suezette Pritchett (334) 420-4272
Patterson Site
3920 Troy Hwy., Building D
Mr. Henry Smith (334) 420-4264

All individuals must register for the ACT Workkeys assessments to receive registration confirmation and instructions.  Any organizational paid assessments must submit examinees names and the specific assessment(s) to be taken, prior to examinees scheduled testing date.

WorkKeys Registration Form

Practice and Get Prepared for Test Day

The ACT WorkKeys Assessment has practice material available to help you get prepared for Test Day.

Contact the Testing Service Staff, at to get signed up.

ACT WorkKeys Curriculum: 

ACT WorkKeys Scores are valid for three years from the test date of the assessment.


What to Expect on Test Day:

  1. The Testing Location is on the Trenholm Campus, Student Computer Lab, Building E, located at 1225 Air Base Boulevard, Montgomery, AL 36108.
  2. Please arrive a 10 – 30 minutes early for check-in. Testing will start at 8:00 a.m. takes approximately 1.0 hours to complete each section.
  3. You must have a valid driver's license or a state-issued non-driving ID card with you at the time of testing.
  4. Examinees are not allowed to bring calculators, cell phones, or any other devices in the Testing room.
  5. You may want to consider bringing a sweater or jacket with you as room temperatures may vary.

If you have any questions, please contact: or
Call (334) 420-4418.


For more information on WorkKeys services, please contact:

Testing Service Staff
Trenholm Campus
1225 Air Base Blvd. 
Montgomery, AL  36108
Telephone: (334) 420-4418

History of

For half a century, thousands of students have charted their path to success at Trenholm State Community College. From the 1960s to today, we have been part of the fabric of Montgomery and the River Region, growing to include diverse programs of study, multiple campuses, and online learning. Now, we celebrate the present and move forward with a renewed dedication to our community and the success of our students. We invite you to join us.

Contact Trenholm State

1-866-753-4544 334-420-4200

Trenholm Campus:
1225 Air Base Blvd
Montgomery, Alabama 36108
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Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 10048
Montgomery, Alabama 36108