NH Youth Employment Certificate

Do you need a work permit?

Where do you attend school?

If you attend:

  • Lincoln Akerman School (Hampton Falls)
  • North Hampton School
  • Seabrook Middle School
  • Barnard School (South Hampton)
  • Or attend school in Massachusetts, but will be working in New Hampshire

We can issue a NH Youth Employment Certificate.  The student will need to appear in person along with a parent or guardian, and have the following items in order for us to process the paperwork:

Print the application, fill it out completely, and have your employer fill out their portion. Bring the completed application and a copy of your birth certificate to the SAU Office.

**Without these items, including the student and parent both being present, we regret that we cannot issue the certificate.

How do youths 12-15 years old get a New Hampshire Youth Employment Certificate?

First they find a job. Then the employer completes a form called an Employer's Request for Child Labor and gives it to them. The youth takes that form to their local school or school superintendent's office for the school to issue the certificate (RSA 276-A:5), which the youth takes back to the employer. However, parents may also obtain a youth certificate for their child by calling the Department of Labor at 603-271-3176. For additional information, click here.

Winnacunnet High School: 

Students attending WHS must get their permit from the WHS Guidance Office

**Students attending another school in New Hampshire (including a private school) must obtain their certificate from the school they attend.

SAU 21 Office Hours:  8 AM - 4 PM, M-F

State of NH FAQ's about Youth Employment