In Virginia, if you are 14 or 15 years of age you must have an employment certificate (work permit) to work at a job. You must have this work permit even though you are married, or have graduated from high school.
- If you are under the age of 14 you can NOT be issued a work permit.
Who issues a work permit?
Work permits are no longer issued at your local school. To apply, visit The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry VA Electronic Certificate Application System.