What are the WorkKeys® Assessments?

ACT WorkKeys® assessments measure foundational skills required for success in the workplace and help measure the workplace skills that can affect job performance. The three WorkKeys® Tests required for admission to all of our Career Training Programs are Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents.
More information can be found here

Required benchmarks that need to be met:

  • Applied Math -Level 4
  • Graphic Literacy -Level 4
  • Workplace Documents -Level 4 (Police Academy, Fire Academy, EMT and FF II (FF I & II)  require a Level 5)

*The score ranges from Level <3 to Level 7

Exemptions to taking WorkKeys:

  • Bachelor’s degree earned in the United States
  • ACT composite score of at least 22 in the last 5 years
  • ASVAB of at least 38 in the last 5 years
  • Fire and Police students hired and sent by their employer

For full-time programs: contact Marty Lopinto, Career Specialist, for more information 513.612.5790 or lopintom@greatoaks.com
For part-time programs: contact Vernocia Johnson, Part-Time Class Supervisor, for more information 513.612.7019 or johnsonv@greatoaks.com

Preparing for the WorkKeys® Assessments:

Practice tests can be found on the Ohio Means Jobs website here 

You are only permitted to take each WorkKeys® Test 4 times in a 12-month period with a required waiting period between the 3rd and 4th tests. If you need additional help preparing for the assessments contact Kim Barron at barronk@greatoaks.com.

Need Accommodations?

If you need accommodations, contact Kindy Evans, Test Center Coordinator, at evansk@greatoaks.com. Click here for information regarding documentation requirements and the WorkKeys accommodations request form.

Ready to Schedule?

Call 513.771.8881 to schedule a test time.
At the time of registration, you will be required to pay a non-refundable fee of $50.

Refund Policy
There are no refunds available for WorkKeys registration. If you need to change your test date and you contact us at 513.771.8881 at least 24 hours before your scheduled test appointment, we offer a 1-time transfer to a future test date. If we don’t hear from you at least 24 hours before your scheduled test date, we are unable to offer a transfer. This policy is in place out of respect for our students and our staff. By missing your test, you prevent someone else from being able to schedule into that time slot.

General Testing Information:

Map to Test Center

  •  You must arrive 15 minutes before test time.
  • Testers must present a valid, Government Issued Photo Signature ID to test.
  • After registering for a test time, refer to the confirmation email for specific testing instructions.


Fair Testing Practices

ACT endorses the Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education and the Code of Professional Responsibilities in Educational Measurement, which guides the conduct of those involved in educational testing. ACT is committed to ensuring that each of its testing programs upholds the guidelines in each Code. You may locate copies of these codes through the following organizations: • Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education: American Psychological Association (www.apa.org) • Code of Professional Responsibilities in Educational Measurement: National Council on Measurement in Education (www.ncme.org).


Ready to schedule? Call 513.771.8881