Paraprofessional Test Prep & WorkKeys Test

Candidates interested in employment as a paraprofessional must apply and meet the requirements outlined by the Illinois State Board of Education. Southwestern Illinois College offers preparation classes for the ACT WorkKeys assessment and proctors the online version of the ACT WorkKeys assessment each spring, summer and fall.

ACT WorkKeys Paraprofessional Test

Southwestern Illinois College proctors the online version of the Applied Math and the Workplace Documents portions of the ACT WorkKeys assessment. Advanced registration is required to take the test.

2024 Test Dates:

Select the date below to register for one of our upcoming tests. If these test dates do not work for you, contact your local Regional Office of Education for alternate test sites.

February 14: This test will be hosted at the Belleville Campus in room IS2022. The test begins promptly at 11AM.

February 29: This test will be hosted at the Sam Wolf Granite City Campus in room 514. The test begins promptly at 3PM.

More dates to come!

ACT WorkKeys Paraprofessional Test Information:

  • Cost:  $50.00 ($25 per Test Section)
  • Payment can be made in advance or at the time of the test in cash or check only.
  • Registration Deadline: Two days prior to test date.
  • Qualifying Applied Math Score: 4
  • Qualifying Workplace Documents Score: 4
  • Please arrive 15-30 minutes prior to scheduled test.
Info for testers: The testing room is located in IS 2022. Payment will be due at the time of the exam in cash or check (payable to Southwestern Illinois College). You will need a photo ID and may bring pencils and calculators into the testing room.

To retrieve a copy of misplaced score reports, contact WorkKeys at 1-800-967-5539 or visit

Paraprofessional Test Prep Class

There are no class dates currently scheduled. If you are needing additional resources for testing, please contact your local Regional Office of Education.

Paraprofessional Test Prep Class Information

  • The class is not required to take the WorkKeys Paraprofessional Test
  • Cost:  $105.00 (Class $80 plus Book/Handout Fees – $25.00)
  • Registration Deadline: TBA
  • Last Day to Cancel and Receive a Refund: TBA
  • All classes and tests require advance registration and payment

Call 618-222-5200 or 866-942-SWIC (7942), ext. 5200 for more information.

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