Get a Work Permit if You Are Homeschooled
Getting a work permit if you are homeschooled can be a bit daunting. It's alright though! Most states have figured out that not all students go to normal public schools.
- Go to your state's labor or school website. Do a search on Google to find the website for your state.
- Print out and fill out the 'application for employment'
- In order to fill out the form, you need your parent's signature, a note from your doctor saying that you are in good health to work, evidence of your age (generally a birth certificate or driving permit works well), and in some states you need your employer to write a letter saying how many hours a week you will be working and which days you will be working.
- Some cities and states require that you are passing all of your classes in order to receive a work permit.
- Since you are home schooled, you generally will have to do the same thing as steps 1-4, but you may have to submit your application to your state's department of labor office.
- Make sure you meet all of the state's criteria prior to going to the state office.
- Some states allow you to mail in your application. This can take much longer to process, but may be easier than traveling to the correct office.