Currently, the College of DuPage Testing Center offers eight WorkKeys exams and two certifications: the Proficiency Certificate for Teacher Assistants and the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). For more information on WorkKeys and the NCRC, please visit For more information on the Proficiency Certificate for Teacher Assistants, please read the Paraprofessional Requirements.

The College of DuPage Library has an online resource to prepare for the WorkKeys and NCRC exams called Career Ready 101— KeyTrain. To obtain an account* or for more information, please call the COD Library Reference Desk at (630) 942-3364.

*Available to residents of, or those employed within, Community College District 502 and DuPage County.

The Paraprofessional Certificate for Teacher Assistants ($50) and the NCRC ($60) must be completed in one session. Exam results are available immediately. 

WorkKey exams and certificates are administered by appointment at the Testing Center on the main campus (Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2A08) and the off-campus Learning Commons in Addison, Carol Stream, Naperville, and Westmont. To register at one of the off-campus Learning Commons, please contact the specific site.

Please read the following information before registering:

  • Fees are due at the time of registration and are non-refundable.
  • To reschedule, please call (630) 942-2401. There is a $15 rescheduling fee that will be charged at the time of the request.
  • On the day of the exam please bring a government-issued photo ID with a signature. For questions about the accepted IDs, please call the office at (630) 942-2401. 

Register for an exam. 

Contact Information

Academic Testing Center, Glen Ellyn - Main Campus
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2A06, (630) 942-2400
Fax: (630) 942-3724

Specialized Testing Center, Glen Ellyn - Main Campus
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2A08, (630) 942-2400
Fax: (630) 942-3724

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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