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NC Youth Work Permit

Youth Employment Certificate

Any youth under the age of 18 who works in North Carolina for any employer must have a youth employment certificate.

Please call 1-800-625-2267 if you have any questions.

How to Handle Completed Certificates:

  • Certificate needs to be signed by the youth, the parent or legal guardian and the employer.
  • Completed and signed certificates must be given to the employer on or before the first day of work.
  • The employer must verify the youth’s age, proposed job duties and any restrictions noted on the certificate.
  • The certificate must be maintained by the employer for two years after employment ends or until age 20, as appropriate.
  • It is NOT necessary to mail the completed certificate to the N.C. Department of Labor.

Please use the link below to apply for a work permit:

NC Youth Work Permit