• The Virginia Worker's Permit Application is now called the Employment Certificate Application System.

    • You MUST be age 14 or 15 to apply for an employment certificate.
    • Youth DO NOT begin the registration process for an employment certificate until you have a firm offer of employment.
    • You WILL NOT begin to work until you have been issued an employment certificate by the Department of Labor and Industry.
    • Youth, Employer, and Parent/Guardian/Custodian, it is IMPORTANT to review the "Child Labor FAQs" on the Agency website PRIOR TO REGISTERING for important legal requirements concerning the employment of youth in the Commonwealth.


    For more information, and a link to the online certificate application, please visit this website:

    There are links on the right side of this website, and you are encouraged to review them (especially the FAQs link) prior to beginning your application.

    PLEASE CONTACT YOUR SCHOOL COUNSELOR IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESITONS OR NEED MORE INFORMATION.  Contact information can be found on the WMHS Counseling website by clicking "Meet the Staff" located here:  WMHS School Counselors