Working papers are issued for two different age groups:
14-15 years of age (blue Employment Certificate)
16-17 years of age (green Employment Certificate)
An application signed by the parent/guardian along with verification of a physical within the last year is required. Download a copy of the Working Paper Application
and Physical Fitness Certification
forms or the forms can be obtained in the High School Guidance office. Completed forms should be brought to the Guidance office for processing. For full information on employment of minors, visit the New York State Department of Labor website.
Note: Students issued an Employment Certificate should take care in storing it in a safe place until employment is secured and the employer requests the certificate. The employer will then hold the certificate as long as the student is employed with this employer. If employment is terminated, the employer is required to return the certificate to the student so that it can be used at the next employment location.