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Work Permits

Youth Employment Certificate Procedure

A youth employment certificate (YEC), or work permit, is required for any youth under the age of 18 to work, except if employed in government, agricultural or domestic work. 

If you have any questions about the youth employment certificate, contact the NCDOL Wage and Hour Bureau at (919) 807-2796 or toll-free at 1-800-NC-LABOR (625-2267).

 
Obtain and submit YEC:
  1. Go to the N.C. Department of Labor Web site, http://www.nclabor.com/wh/youth_instructions.htm.
  2. Follow the directions to submit the required information for a youth employment certificate.
  3. After the information is submitted, the approved permit will be displayed on the screen.
  4. Print out the certificate and have it signed by the youth, parent or guardian, and employer. 
  5. Give completed certificate to the employer to maintain on file.
 
 
 
       
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