NH Youth Employment Certificate

Dear Parent/Legal Guardian:

The NH Youth Employment Certificate is required for any youth 12 to 15 years old and must be on file at the employer’s place of business within three business days of the first day of employment.

NH Youth Employment Certificate

(Ages 16-17 see Parental permission form below)

The parent/legal guardian OR a school official may sign and issue the certificate.
The youth’s signature and date, and approval signature and date are required to
be completed/included on the mid-section of the form.

Upon completion of the form:

Provide a copy to the employer for their records;

Provide a copy to the DOL at the address below;

Retain a copy for your records.

If you have any questions regarding the Youth Employment Certificate form or the youth employment laws, please feel free to contact the NH DOL Inspection Division.

By email: Inspectiondiv@dol.nh.gov

By phone: (603) 271-0127

By mail: NH Department of Labor PO Box 2076 Concord, NH 03302-2076

All youth employment information is available on the State of New Hampshire web site:







NH Youth Employment Certificate (ages 12-15)

Employer Request for Child Labor (to be completed by employer)

Verification of Adequate Health

Parental Permission for the Employment of Youth Age 16 or 17 


 For more information click the links below:

NH Department of Labor – Youth Employment Law

NH Department of Labor – Youth Employment FAQ