Youth Work Permit

Youth Employment Permit Directions

Hard-copy, Youth Work Permits are no longer available.  All applications must be completed on-line.

To complete the form:

  1. Go to:http://www.nclabor.com/
  1. Select Youth Work Permit from the “Quick Links” section on the right side of the page.
  1. Follow the directions given for form completion.

Remember - DO NOT COMPLETE THIS FORM UNTIL YOU HAVE A FIRM JOB OFFER.  

  • Pop-up blockers must be TURNED OFF.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 or higher is REQUIRED to display and print the YEC.
  • If needed, there is a link to download the Adobe program.
  • Youth working for their parents MUST get a YEC before they start to work.
  • This process works best when completed at the employer’s location to ensure accuracy of job descriptions, ABC permit requirements, and employer mailing address.
  • Once the application has been completed and approved, it still requires a parent and youth signature.
  • 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. 
  • Use the contact information provided on the website for questions.