ACT WorkKeys Test for Paraeducators

The following information is taken from the Illinois State Board of Education website listing the requirements to be endorsed as a paraprofessional educator:

  1. Be at least 19 years of age and
  2. Show proof of one (1) of the following requirements:
  • Associate’s degree or higher; or
  • 60 semester hours of coursework; or
  • High School Diploma or GED and a score of 460 or higher on the ETS ParaPro test; or
  • High School Diploma or GED and the following scores on the ACT Work Keys test:
    • Applied Math — 4
    • Workplace Documents — 4

Refer to Educator License with Stipulations Endorsement Requirements

*Note: Paraprofessional licenses are valid for 5 years, and may be renewed with the payment of registration fees.


John Wood Community College offers online testing for the ACT Work Keys test through their Career Services Center.  Testing is offered by appointment at the Quincy campus, Southeast Education Center and Mt. Sterling Education Center.  The cost of the test is $50 for both tests or $25 each.

Registration & Questions:

You may register online for WorkKeys using this form. Contact Career Services at 217.641.4941 to receive additional information.